My fiance and I have just had our first child, a beautiful baby boy who means the world to me and I want to do anything I can to build a lifestyle that will allow me to spend more time with him. So I'm seriously contemplating quitting my job and going full time with IM.
My fiance no longer works at all but we have enough money saved up for us to live off for about 7 months, or more likely a year if my fiance works a couple of days a week which we have discussed.
The catch is that within that time frame I need to go from $500 a month to at least $4000 a month.
I feel confident that if I can make 500 a month in my first year with all the mistakes I made and what little time I had to invest that I can probably get to $4000 a month within a year but fear is still holding me back.
I'd really like to hear from people who took the jump from regular 9-5 to full time IM.
Were you scared?
What held you back?
What finally made you take the plunge?
Did you wait until your IM income had equaled or overtaken your regular income or did you just make a leap of faith?
I'd also like to hear anyone else's opinions or thoughts. Is this a realistic target or am I being too optimistic?