Career transitions or life transitions of most kinds, can be difficult. Just remember how hard it was to ask the love of your life to marry you, to decide to become a parent, or to accept your first job offer out of college. In retrospect, we often see that the decisions made based upon moving toward happiness (versus away from fear) usually bring more happiness. The decision to look further into any opportunity should always be framed by the question: Am I going toward a career and business that will bring me greater happiness or am I staying in my current role because of fear? Fear-based decision making will never bring you closer to joy.
Leaving corporate America for the life of a franchise owner is a serious transition, and it stands to reason that you would have some anxiety about the change. Fortunately, many franchise owners have followed the same path and come out on the other side, having learned a thing or two.
Keep reading for a few tried and true tips for leaving corporate America to maximize your potential, while minimizing your fear.