I started to work at an early age, I would not even have finished school if I did not work.
From hard, manual labor, unloading trucks, counting merchandise, and constructions to working at a desk with computers.
Eventually, I started my own company.
But I didn’t quit my day job, so I still had a safety net. Until one day, 3 years later, when I woke up in the morning, got dressed and went to work like usual.
I didn’t tell my wife what I was about to do because I feared she would convince me not to do it.
That day I quit my job, and there wasn’t another job offer, there was only my computer waiting for me at home and my online business that I didn’t even know what it was at the time.
My first day as a true entrepreneur, with no safety net.
Once I got home, I felt a rush of panic.
I was feeling sick. My head was hurting. I was feeling nauseous. I wasn’t in the mood for anything. I was nervous and restless.
I couldn’t rely on a monthly salary anymore, there was no way to tell for sure if the money I made would cover the monthly expenses for my family.
Besides, not being employed, I didn’t have medical insurance anymore – what if something terrible happened?
When I visited my parents, things got even worse. They kept asking me about the retirement plan, health plan, food, money, and our 2 years old baby girl.
It was a day of total panic. TOTAL. PANIC.
But it kinda felt good. It’s a paradox, maybe, but it felt like I was doing the right thing.
It just felt right.
And now I gotta say… it was a good day.