I get around 100+ emails everyday. Some of these are from marketers who are looking to me to fix their problems, fund their ideas, rob me blind…whatever
However, the question I get the most usually has something to do with “I’m in a good job, but I want to make money online. How do I motivate myself to leave my job?”
When I read this, I’m always reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Fight Club…
“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love”
Unless you’re REALLY suffering, you can pretty much rationalize everything in your life and convince yourself to stay in your “comfortable” bubble.
I’ve been an entrepreneur for 4 years now, and I’ll be the first to tell it hasn’t always been “comfortable” or easy. I was clearing $15k a month right out of college, and then struggled for nearly a year without any income.
I really hit “rock bottom” last summer when in a span of a week, I lost my major consulting client, Lebron James broke my heart and left Cleveland… and a few hours after that my girlfriend of 3 years came home from work and told me she didn’t want to be with me anymore.
Talk about a shitty week.
To add “insult to injury” I had enough money to survive for about 2 more months. During the few months before this, I was working on my 31 Day Fat Loss Cure site as a side project.
I was never in a hurry to get the 31 Day Fat Loss Cure going. I was comfortable with what I had.
However, when everything came crashing down, I did what all successful people do… I put it behind me and started busting my ass IMMEDIATELY to get The 31 Day Fat Loss Cure profitable…
After about 2 months of breaking even, things really started to take off for us.
Since last summer, I’ve taken The 31 Day Fat Loss Cure from nothing to one of the best selling fat loss programs on Clickbank.
But, none of this would have been possible without me hitting the lowest point in my life.
You know how personal development gurus always say “look for the good in each situation” – well last summer when I was sitting there in my apartment, depressed as shit – you never could have convinced me this was going to turn out well for me.
But it has.
And the reason it has – is because I hit my “rock bottom” and had no other way out. I didn’t have any time to goof-off or play around with “potential ideas”. I had 1 goal and that was to make my website profitable in less than 2 months… No exceptions.
So this is what I tell all the people who email me and want to know how to make this their full-time job. No, you don’t need to quit your job, but you do need to set a HARD deadline, and work towards it like you have no other option.
If this is always your fun “side gig” you’ll never put the full effort into it that you need to make it.
P.S. – Feel free to leave me a comment below about hitting your “rock bottom” or your “breaking point”… If you have your own story, feel free to share it with me. I’d love to hear from you.