Sunday, January 10, 2010

entertainment industry coach question 314:Is it a good idea to produce corporate videos on the side while pursing my dream?

And his question continues, "or do something less demanding on my time?" Here is the advice I give EVERYONE who is making a transition with few or no contacts in the area they are transitioning to. (I'm assuming you have few or no contacts or you'd already be making the move). Keep your "money making" job!

After coaching over 1000 people 1 on 1, the average person takes 2-5 years to make a transition. The reason is because it takes that long to create relationships with people who know, like, and trust you, and are willing to give you a break. Once you get that break you have to maintain the work momentum. This takes time.

There are tools, mindsets, and strategies for building your "business," (and that is what it is), that like any business, take time to develop. As you learn them and take them step by step, you'll realize that it's very manageable to have a time consuming day job while building relationships in the area you want to transition to.

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