If you are thinking of a career switch…
Utkash Amitabh left a stable job to start NetworkCapital, a global peer-to-peer networking community for ambitious millenials. He describes his successful career transition in a HBR article. It did not happen overnight and it took a few tactical moves before it happened. But he succeeded and shared his solid, humble, realistic and tested advice in this article in Harvard Business Review. A recommended read and a few life and work lessons to take.
In summary, if you are thinking of taking a different career path, start from these questions:
- WHY do you want to change?
- WHAT do you want to do?
- WHEN will the change happen?
Throughout the journey, be realistic on what it takes: you may need another source of income for quite some time before your idea starts making revenue, you may be rejected a few times, success may make you wait for it to come. It is part of it and expected.