Originally Posted by free spirit
I did quit my job. No whining or excuses for me.
I have also started my own business and without meaning to be deliberately argumentative - it was easy. Its was easy because I have the time to do it and the motivation as I'm doing something I enjoy with my own free will. I set my hours, choose my tasks, choose my strategy, choose ultimately which direction my life is taking.
But if you have a job that can do that, then wonderful! If it's not all those things, it's a massive time sacrifice, particularly as most jobs require the best part of your life. 18 - 65 years, Monday to Friday, 9 - 5. Yuk.
Good for you. Most people never take the plunge. You're right. Starting a business is easy..of course, it's the whole running thing that's hard.
In my case, I chose to have a job because I wanted to live abroad. Visa required a job, so I got one. So, for me, a job is currently a means to an end...just the same as a business. I think with all the job/business false dichotomy that simple message gets lost...our careers are a means to an end.