The (Sensible) Leap of Faith

leap of faith over a river

Years ago I made the choice to leave the full time corporate world and go out on my own. I did it for many reasons, not the least of which was because I just couldn’t stand the toxic office games and politics. For the sake of my mental health I knew I had to do something. So I took a leap of faith and went out on my own. Of course it wasn’t all fairy tales and rainbows. I struggled for a while before I really found my footing and learned how to run a business. I adjusted, though, and the leap paid off.

A big reason why the leap worked out for me was that I didn’t make a blind leap. I didn’t storm into my bosses’ office one day and scream, “I quit,”


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2 Responses to The (Sensible) Leap of Faith

  1. S. B. says:

    I like this article because there is a balanced discussion of risk and reward. I’m really tired of reading articles about how great it is to start your own business without much recognition of the fact that there is a lot of risk involved. On the other hand, I’m also tired of risk-mongering articles that just say how everything is so risky, so we all ought to just be content with our corporate jobs, index funds, and an end lot in suburbia.

    As you suggest, the real trick is to mitigate the risk while still pursuing the rewards.

  2. Tim says:

    Good article. If having your own business and being self employed was easy and risk free everyone would be doing it. Having your own business is completely the opposite. With hard work come a greater reward.

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