Business.gov has a guest blogger article titled “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”.
The article is written by someone with a Government Day Job at a Community College. Sadly her example is about a teacher who really only goes from one day job to another day job in a start up company. That company goes belly up but it’s not as if the teacher was actually starting her own business.
I always wonder what these people would have told Thomas Edison or Ron Popeil. I know the success stories are the exception to the rule, but, still, you have to wonder if the people doing entrepreneurship seminars have ever done anything entrepreneurial in their lives.
I understand the impulse to play it safe. I think it’s wise to “not quit your day job” prematurely. But at some point there is risk that has to be taken.
But, likely, the successful entrepreneurs will know when to ignore the advice “to not quit your day job”. It will likely be instinctive and not always objective.