It is very difficult to make the decision that you will be leaving your employment to start your own venture. That is especially the case when you are earning a comfortable salary of six-figures and bringing in commission based on bringing in clients as well.

That's the predicament I found myself in almost 4 years ago, when I was very comfortable at a growing law firm and receiving a guaranteed check every two weeks. But I realized that comfort does not equate to happiness and that I may have been leaving a lot on the table by choosing to be conservative instead of entrepreneurial.

Leaving good employment is absolutely not for everyone; yet, there may be signs that lead you believe that it is the right time for you.

So why did I leave a comfortable, nicely paid job at my last law firm to start up a practice devoted mostly to sports law, intellectual property, transactions and litigation? A confluence of reasons.

I listened to my clients.
I felt under-appreciated.
I felt comfortable with the work.

It is easier to start your own business when you already have clients, they are urging you to go out on your own, you believe there is growth being left on the table and you are confident in your abilities. While starting a business is not for everyone, there is no better feeling than making the jump and finding success.

Published on: Feb 19, 2018