You’re Not Crazy: Trading Your Six-Figure Job for Entrepreneurial Freedom Is the Right Move

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JACOB WARWICK
GUEST WRITER
Founder of ThinkWarwick

Entrepreneurialism defies human instinct, yet it’s addicting. Once you get just a taste of what life can be like with a future built on your terms, it’s game over.

There’s no going back to a 9 to 5 — at least not without a persistent nagging in the corner of your brain that says, “I can do this on my own. I know I can.” I know the feeling firsthand, with 10 marketing roles in as many years to attest to the fact. Some positions included world-class benefits, stock options, outrageous 401k matches, remote world travel and six-figure salaries.

Even so, no full-time role in someone else’s company ever felt quite right. I itched to build my own business. During the rocky past three years, I’ve learned a number of valuable lessons that I believe can help anyone making the leap to create her or his own company.

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