We like to romanticize the idea of taking a big risk: taking the leap and going all in on a dream.
But you don’t have to bet the farm to try something new.
If you dream of starting your own business or becoming a professional artist, it’s a good idea to get the ball rolling while you still have your day job.
Moonlighting, working weekends, sacrificing creature conforms for the time being; whatever it takes to start building something new while standing on a firm foundation.
When your livelihood relies on making a buck from your art, it’s tempting to compromise.
If your day job is paying the bills, you have a lot more freedom to take the time to make your work better.