What’s stopping you from just walking out of your job to start your own business today? It’s likely to be one of two things: common sense or Integrity. Both are very valuable commodities.
Common Sense and Integrity
Common sense says that you will most likely have commitments, obligations, and responsibilities that show up monthly, weekly, and even daily. It would not be smart to risk any of those commitments with any brash, cavalier action. It could cost you dearly both in the immediate future and long term.
Also, you would put both yourself and your new business under immense pressure if you were under the gun right off the starting blocks.
It’s significantly better to have the support of your family, your bank, and countless other individuals and institutions when you are starting a new venture.
Integrity takes a long time to earn, including the integrity you have earned at your current place of work, both with your employers and with your work colleagues. These could well be some very useful and influential contacts a little further down the road.
It’s unwise and unhelpful to put your integrity in jeopardy when it’s absolutely unnecessary.
So, instead of just pulling the plug, it’s important to plan your escape from your current employment with both common sense and integrity in mind.