You’ve done what you were supposed to do. You got a great degree. You landed your first job. You’ve now been promoted a few times. And you’re now hanging on LinkedIn like every good professional should do.

You now are making decent money—more money than you ever thought you’d make. You’re married and now have responsibilities – kids, a mortgage, parents who may outlive their savings.

But you’re not living the life that you envisioned. You may say you are. But be honest. Brutally honest with yourself. Move all fear to the side. Admit it.

The great job that you worked so hard for years and years to put yourself in the position to get is now your jail.

What you didn’t realize then you realize now. You shouldn’t have done what you were supposed to do. You should have done what you wanted to do, what made you happy, and what would have provided you the freedom to live the life you wanted.

And THAT is start your own business. [read]

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  1. speeddemon2 says:

    It’s never too late to follow your passion. Do what you must to survive but never give up on your dreams. One day you will awaken to find that the only limitations you faced in life were the ones you imposed on yourself. Remember this, money is not the measure of success; passion for what you do and satisfaction with what you accomplish are far more valuable.

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