There’s no worse time to leave that safe pensionable job and there’s no better time to start that business with your limited resources.
* But starting a business now is tougher than ever. And?
* I know nothing about web apps or code. And?
* I’m not sure I can get a grant for this. And?
* But have you seen the trouble blogs can generate. And?
* Remember the bubble! And?
I stuck up a video about procrastination on the site this weekend and it’s a very Irish thing that we target reasons NOT to start a business and take a risk unlike the American model where it’s about the positives and the attitude is obstacles can be taken care of. Just like the video, there will always always be reasons (many valid) not to start a business in this country. Even a failed or failing business is good for Ireland as the money spent stays local, knowledge is shared, scars are earned.
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Here’s a reason to try out that idea, to work for yourself, to develop that web app:
You can always go back to living in medicority, taking shit from a boss who is flailing about in a bumbling along industry. You’ll have learned more practical stuff in one week working for yourself or in a small startup than you’ll ever learn in a lifetime in that pensionable job. Would you take a risk for love? Would you do it for business?
And you don’t have to give up that day-job just yet anyway. 9 to 5 jobs are just that. Switch off and back on at 5.01 and work til midnight on that new business.
And don’t start wasting time on fucking lists.