Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.
Just over a year ago, I quit my job to try my hand at being an entrepreneur—before I knew what that really meant. What I wanted to do was create something that matters, do work that is meaningful in some way.
This isn’t one of those success stories about quitting the corporate world to instant happiness and wealth. Far from it.
My path was up and down, up and down.
I got great clients, and then hit roadblocks when I lacked clear communication.
I hired a staff, and then downsized 100%.
I hated dealing with finances but then took on all accounting tasks myself.
I loathed standing in long lines at government offices but then learned how to do all of that online.
Hindsight is 20/20, and there are some things I just wish I had known before quitting my job.
Here are the three questions I wish I had asked myself before quitting my job, if only to make the transition smoother: