The vast majority of those who take the bold step out of employment will find their first year a challenge. Part of it issue is financial pressure, but an even larger problem is the process of having to redefine everything: your role, your day, your priorities, your professional persona – even your role at home.
Ali Mese has written a fantastic account of his first year as a solopreneur and the transition he went through before making it through to the other side. I encourage you to read it, reflect and have a little empathy for those who are still in the midst of it.
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chairman of a number of family and private enterprises, Matthew is the founder of Board Associates and specialises in innovation and strategic marketing.