This morning, I’m sitting at work and, while I love my job (to the point that I am looking at making it my career), I was thinking “Can I still do professional development full time?” Honestly, I’ve been super busy getting my feet wet at the NCCU School of Law for the past month and a half but only because I got a huge project dumped on my desk with a short time frame in which to finish it. But, when I look at the 24 hours that I have in a day, I realize that I can do both. I can have whatever I’d like as long as I’m willing to work for it. 8 hours on my career. 8 hours on my business. 2 hours of leisure. 5 hours of rest. It can be done. The question is how bad to I want it?
Time management is key. You don’t have to break the work down in the way I said above. You could decide to turn your passion into a primarily weekend job. Whatever works for you, make it work. You can have the best of both worlds: stability of a 9-5 and the excitement of entrepreneurship. Just push yourself to want it bad enough.
Make professional development a priority.