How To Make The Real Fear Of Losing Your Job Inspire You To Start A Startup

We are all at risk of losing our jobs. Nothing is permanent  except for change. Which is a good thing. I started my business when I was homeless more than 25 years ago. Even when I earned more than $8,000 a day I saved 90% of it in fear that I could lose it all … again.  Here are additional tips from Amin Ariana in Forbes:

When you’re standing on the edge of a cliff, the only experience you can draw on is your own.

So look for the analogs that have worked, and trust them more than the pep talks and stories from others. But perhaps more importantly, assume less in your question:

How do you get over the fear?

You don’t “get over” the fear. It’s there when you’re thinking about jumping. It’s there when you’re running towards your next goal. It’s there when you take a leap; it doesn’t even let you feel your limbs. And it’s certainly there when you’re in a free-fall. But then you do fall, you submerge yourself below the lowest point you could imagine possible, and you somehow figure out that the worst scenario imaginable wasn’t the most probable scenario. And after that, you’re a new person, encouraging the next guy about to jump, with a smile, from across the river.

via How Do You Get Over The Fear Of Quitting Your Job To Start A Startup?.

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