It is easy to become paralyzed when faced with big decisions. Do I leave my job to follow my passion? How will I support my family? Without absolutely knowing the answer to these questions, one will stay in a job where they are unhappy while dreaming about a different path with sadness.
As I wrote in No Decision Is a Decision, not making a choice is a decision by default. Instead of dreaming about making a change of career, take small steps towards that change. I made that leap in my 30s and it changed my life. Here I am a decade later and I have several thriving businesses that I love.
Every entrepreneur needs to have a trusted confidant. Someone to confide in even when it means revealing something about oneself that is less than attractive. This confidant should be a trusted friend, a mentor, a business coach, or even a life coach. The only requirement is that this person is willing to share openly and honestly when dealing with any defects of character. Let’s face it, temper tantrums are a defect of character.