I was recently having a conversation with a colleague who quit his job to become an entrepreneur a few years ago. We were sharing the similarities of our journeys and remembered the euphoria we felt those first few months after leaving our desk jobs.
In a moment of pure vulnerability, we both admitted that we didn’t use our time as productively as we could have during that period. I myself spent a lot of time hanging out on my Dad’s deck, basking in the glow of my newly liberated life. I would do some work, sure, but only the “low hanging fruit” activities. Those items that required little effort, and that I was happy to deal with. I didn’t have much of a long-term strategy or a concrete business plan. I didn’t need to. I had a nice cushion of accessible savings to rely upon and didn’t feel it necessary to come up with a plan to sustainably bring in clients and revenue.