Many of us that have bridge jobs (either working in Corporate America or having a few part-time jobs) would like to make our businesses full time so that we can make more money and have more time to focus fully on what we love.
So many people who have bridge jobs feel embarrassed and shameful because they have bridge jobs and are not 100% entrepreneurs or following their passion. Having a bridge job while building your business is not embarrassing at all, it is actually very empowering. When you are working a bridge job it allows you to build a business of your dreams and offers a tons of other benefits to your business.
Even if you hate your job(s) and are working on an exit strategy to leave, you must shift your perception and turn around your thinking of your bridge job(s). Your job can be looked upon as your secret angel investor or your sugar daddy.
Some of the benefits to having a bridge job while you build your business include:
1. Provides Steady Income: It not only helps you to pay the bills, but keeps you from being desperate for clients and allows you to take more risks your my business AND allows you the opportunity to invest in whatever you want no second guessing if you have enough money.
2. Allows You to Invest Your Business: There is no waiting or shifting money in order to hire exactly who you want to work with in order to take my business to the next level, mentor/coaches, photographers, media coaches, energy healers, copy writers, accountants, lawyer, or any other services your business needs.
3. You are More Productive: "If you want something done, ask a busy person" - managing your time between a full time job and building a business there is no time for BS or time wasters. The more busier you are the more you get done. Think about the last time you were busy how much did you get done? You are more efficient, productive and least likely to not waste time.
4. Pays for Free Business Training: Some company's pay for their employees to get trained, if they don't offer this benefit then ask! If your company provides training, take it and you can apply what you learn to your own business. Working for someone else also means you are constantly learning in the environment around you, make sure you pay attention to everything that is going on around you... every situation is an opportunity to learn, grow and apply to your business. You might even learn some things that you will NEVER apply into your business.
5. An Opportunity to Meet and Network with Different People: A job gives you an opportunity to meet and network with others that you may not have met sitting at home. Work these connections into your advantage and develop these relationships you never know what can come out of the relationship. Introductions can happen and some great connections can be made!
There are so many other benefits of having a bridge job while building your business, just make sure you take each opportunity that comes your way and for more tips on how to manage a bridge job while building a business check out The After 5 Club free video training series.