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The Scariest and Most Exciting Thing in My Life

Yesterday I wrote about my decision to start a business instead of finding a job. Taking this step is the most exciting and scariest thing I have ever done in my life.  There are so many unknowns that it is so hard to plan for.  I looked at buying a house in Montreal but I have no idea what I will be able to afford on a monthly basis so we’re going to rent for the first year.  It’s scary because it’s a giant leap of faith into the world of the unknown.  When going into a job, you know your salary and can budget according to that.  There is no starting salary for your own business but more importantly, there is no cap either. 

The excitement

The excitement from this leap is enough to push aside my fear and take the leap.  It will mean that I make the rules, I run the business how I want to, I make the decisions, I make my work hours and I decide when it’s time for a vacation.  If I want a raise, I can just work harder or find new ways to generate income.  I will be able to make time to do things that I wasn’t able to do at a job.

Have you ever taken a leap of faith? If you have or haven’t yet, leave a comment.


About the Author Amir Lehrer

I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".