When you’re getting ready to launch into the world of full-time consulting, you’re preparing to take some huge risks. The finances are not as certain, your work is entirely on your shoulders. You’re no longer able to shovel off responsibility. With all of this comes the rewards of freedom, no ceiling, and a passionate pursuit of independence in your industry. There are a few things to keep in mind as you’re launching into this endeavor.
If you keep these things in mind, you’ll not only succeed – you may just do it happily.
When you jump off the traditional employment boat, you have to realize one impossibly important thing: you’re not alone. You bring your social groups with you, you bring your family with you. It’s an adventure and you’ve got other’s fortunes to consider. Your spouse or partner may not have thought about all of the late nights you’ll be doing or the frustrations you will take on. Your children might not have thought that you’d miss dinners or that you’d be around more or less. Your lifestyle will change, that is guaranteed. You may go out with friends less, and people may wonder why you’re at social events less frequently as your work takes up more time.
Keep in mind, an outsider’s perspective can sometimes be a massive insight. Ask your children what they think of your projects, not only do you challenge your children’s critical thinking ability, you also might be surprised what a young mind can come up with.