Can I do side work while building my dream business?

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Neagle Code Question

Hi David,

I am facing a new chapter in my life — acknowledging my true desire as it pertains to work. I know I have all the tools, but I need some time to put it all together and build. During this time, as I build and map out, I have to generate some income in order to pay bills while I launch this new project. As it pertains to the laws of the universe, would it be okay for me to generate money doing work to support this initial step (even if its something that I do like, but its not the love of my life); but that can support this process at this time?

Neagle Code Answer


This is a fantastic question, and the answer lies within the concept of setting strict boundaries for yourself in terms of time and money.

It is absolutely fine and sometimes necessary to do work in one area while transitioning into another. However, there are a few things that need to take place to make sure this decision doesn’t end up sabotaging your desires or even side-tracking them.

First: Set your goal and stick to it. Do your research and find out exactly how much money you need to earn to finance your new endeavor. Plan how you’re going to set that money aside (perhaps in it’s own savings account that is not to be used for anything).

Second: Set a definitive date by which you will completely transition. This date must be FIRM.

Third: Calendar! Make sure you are calendaring ALL of your business planning activities. This needs to be a priority. Do not let anything distract you from this.

If you follow these 3 steps, you’ll have the capital and the plan in place to completely transition into doing what you truly love!



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