“I really need to quit my job but have a family to support. The biggest obstacle is money and time. Can you please provide any tips on courage and taking the business leap?” ~ Erick, Henderson, NV
For starters, you could start a side business and keep working until the side business generates enough income to quit. That is what I did when I first quit my job.
Fear often replaces courage when we become overwhelmed by the monumental nature of the task ahead, like “how am I going to build a business with enough income to support my family.” Instead focus only on one task, the next one at hand, like getting just one client.
Then when fear shows up, which it almost certainly will, accept it and reframe it to excitement about the future you want to create. Because we all have what psychologists call the negativity bias, we tend to think the worse will happen. By repeatedly choosing to focus on the positive, we reduce the impact of the fear.