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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