My answer to How can I get out of the trap of the 9 to 5 rat race?
Answer by Desmond Last:
Risk. You must be prepared to take a risk. It is not for everybody.
I sold my home to buy my business Sydney Boat Sales even though I had never sold boats before.
I was successful. I had calculated the risk and accepted it.
You will also need passion, a vision, commitment and enthusiasm.
Without them you will fail.
The only real way to get out of the 9 to 5 is not to work for somebody. You cannot beat being in charge of your own destiny.
But is not for everybody. I used to say to the people who worked with me “There is no Parachute to get us out of trouble. This is it. It stops with me”.
What you do and how you do it will depend on your skills and professionalism.
But as the Chairman of P and O once said ‘Do not wait for your boat to come in. Go out and get it”
It is being prepared to accept the risk that will get you out of the 9 – 5.