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Going Solo

Going Solo. 9. Learning the Ropes

By definition, learning the ropes will be dependent on what you are doing. What I am trying to get at though, is the difference between a hobby and a business. Administration If you are anything like me, then you’re passionate about what you want to do, but less passionate

Going Solo. 8. Time & Space

Last week, I covered money and budgets. Time and Space are equally as important, if not more so. Time We hit “Time” here, in post 4. I find that time runs away from me very easily. I have also discovered that all time is not created equal. One hour in

Going Solo. 7. Make a Plan

Make a plan. I imagine that if you have followed these posts, then you have pretty much done this already. Certainly, you have dealt with most of the questions that need to be considered. What I really mean, is “document a plan.” Why “Write your why” is taken

Going Solo. 6. Make a decision.

Hey. How’s it going? Last week, I promised that this week, we were going to make a decision. To be honest, if you are reading this post, then I suspect that you have already made your choice. However, I want to put a rational framework around what is probably

Going Solo. 5. It’s a piece of cake.

We’ve looked at why, how, how much, and when. This is a piece of cake. Isn’t it? No. Reality check Time for a reality check. Going solo is tough. You will work long hours for no pay. For every success, you will experience multiple failures. Your family life

Going Solo. 4. Where will you find the time?

Time The finite resource. You spend some of your time earning money to fund your life. We spend yet more time sleeping, eating, and drinking. You need to find the time to follow your dream. Time that might otherwise be spent with loved ones or on other things. In my

Going Solo. 3. Money. Can you afford to go solo?

Money On the next blank page of your notebook, write “Finances”. (Don’t forget to add it to the index.) This bit is scary. Just writing that word is frightening, which in itself might spawn a series of posts: “Why we are so bad at money.” I digress. Audit

Going Solo. 2. What’s the start point?

Start Point You think you want to go solo. That’s great. I’ve worked for myself since 2003 and I wouldn’t ever want to work for anyone else, ever again. Let’s work out your start point. You can do it. Everyone can do it. But being
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