HI - I think an important question that many entrepreneurs have are trying to balance the demands of the home & the demands of their exciting new enterprise. If an individual has large demands at home e.g. (little kids, wife, university, and a part-time job) is it feasible to dedicate the necessary requisite time to achieve success in his dreams of building his idea into a real enterprise? Especially nowadays when it seems that the "New" billionaires were single, 20-somethings dedicating every moment of every hour to their idea without stop until they achieved their goals. When a person has that entrepreneurial bug & limited cash, but believes that he has a viable business model that can really take off & generate REAL revenues, what should he do? Should he believe the hype of the DropBox & Facebooks of the world or is there another road to success albeit on a different path? Thanks!
Laura's answer is right on target. I started my content marketing biz on the side of my full-time job -- but I was late 20s, single, no kids, and willing to dedicate weekends to the project because I enjoyed it. It's now my full-time paycheck.
While this would certainly be more difficult if you have family responsibilities, I believe anything is possible, so long as you're willing to...
1. Prioritize. If you only do what *really* matters for your business (and FT job), focusing on the biggest bang for your buck, your productivity will skyrocket. A big part of this is knowing when to say no.
2. Sacrifice. The truth is, we can't do everything. If you want to make this work, something else has to give. The question is, what will that be?
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