I remember hearing somewhere that if you want to succeed with your business, you basically gotta burn your bridges so there is no way back and you can only move forward. Seems like an interesting idea but does it work? Let’s examine the idea a bit more.
Burning your bridges
So the premise here is that you will put yourself in a position where you have no option but to make a success of yourself. You will have no safety net to fall back on. This can be good in some senses, as if you have a safety net you will not push yourself as hard as you could.
However what’s the reality?
I am not convinced that this strategy works for everyone. Some people can manage to do this, for others it puts so much pressure on them that they just panic and can’t achieve. In order to burn you bridges you need to have:
- a very precise plan
- a good business model
- a certain amount of money stored away to keep you afloat
Unfortunetly a lot of people don’t realise this, and they burn their bridges only to find out that they don’t have or can’t create a good business plan. This leads to a lot of stress, and the feeling of failure because they did not succeed.
What can you do?
If you want to start an online business or any type of business, you need to do your due diligence and research. You have to find out what type of business you are going to start, what your product is and who your customers are comparatif prix cialis. You can’t be vague. If you don’t know this information you are doomed to failure (at least 95% of people are).
To start an online business you can take it slowly at first, plan it and build it alongside your existing job, and work it in the evenings and weekends. My personal advice is you should never leave your job until your business is consistently making enough money each and every month.
Prepare your bridges is my advice
Don’t burn your bridges just yet, but prepare them so when you are ready you can burn them! Remember if you jack in your job, take out a loan and say there’s only one way forward you might be in for a nasty shock and a difficult ride. Always make sure you plan ahead, and have a plan b just in case. Yes this may be a safety net, however only the foolish or very brave, or very confident (take your pick) will burn their bridges completely.
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