Sometimes you might have a bad day at work and find yourself daydreaming about what it would be like to work for yourself, and then that thought passes as quickly as your bad day does.

But what if your job brings you nothing but a string of bad days? What if you’re always daydreaming about what if?

How do you know when you’re ready to ditch your 9 to 5 for something better?

I’ve found there are some common thoughts among potential entrepreneurs that make them more ready than others.

You’re constantly daydreaming about what it would be like to work for yourself.

You think about it on the way to work, all day while you’re at work, and even on the way home. There are no bad days/good days at work. They all just run together into one big vast churn of nothingness.

Ok – that sounded a bit gross, but you get the picture.

You’re unhappy in your career and one good day at work isn’t going to change that feeling.

You’re starting to research ways to make money for yourself at home.

You’re starting to open your eyes to other possibilites. In your spare time, after a long day at work, you start to look for ways to earn money as an entrepreneur.

You scroll, read, ask questions, join Facebook groups, subscribe to freebies; all in hopes it’ll be that thing that you need to get started in a new career.

You feel stuck in your current career and don’t see a way out.

You really really want to do something different, but you feel stuck in your current career. It could be you think it’s the only skills you have, or that you won’t be able to make enough money doing something else, or that you spent all this time climbing the corporate ladder, it’d be a shame to “throw it all away”.

Whatever the reason, you feel like there’s no way out.

You’re ready to start, but you feel overwhelmed by everything you think you need to do.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start to search the world wide web for answers.

But you don’t need to.

Learning something new is always overwhelming, but you’ve done it in the past, and you can do it with this, too.

Just take it one step at a time.

You don’t think you can afford to start a new business.

I’m here to tell you that’s a lie.

There are so many virtual businesses you can start right now that won’t cost you more than $500 to get started.

If you can afford those Starbucks drinks, you can afford to start your own business.

So, do you think you’re ready to ditch that 9 to 5? If this post resonated with you, I think you know the answer.

Come join my Facebook group for support and let that be the first step to your new career.

How Do You Really Know When You Are Ready To Ditch Your 9 to 5