Sometimes the process of becoming an entrepreneur or small start-up business owner can be tricky, it doesn’t always go according to plan. You may have taken a high-paying (or even low-paying) job that you thought would help you rise in your chosen industry only to find that the job just isn’t working and you want out, for any number of reasons. Or, you may have quit your day job to make your freelance business owner dreams come true only to discover it’s gonna take a little longer to achieve that dream and become financially secure.

Whichever side you fall on, as long as you have a game plan or long-term strategy, taking what seems to others to be a step back is okay, actually it’s a step forward. Don’t be afraid to go back to your old job if you need a little more time to make the dream come true and don’t feel guilty if you have to leave a high-level job and take a part-time bartending job to make ends meet while building the new business. It’s all part of the big plan you have for your business and sometimes small sacrifices have to be made along the way.

Here’s the inspiring story I read this morning on Tim Ferriss’ lifestyle blog, Four Hour Work Week, which prompted this post.

I found Ferriss’ post particularly inspiring because, I myself, am returning to my old day-job on Monday in order to supplement my income because while I have landed a dream freelance job writing fashion catalog copy, it’s a job that only comes up four times a year and doesn’t pay quite enough to live on. As of Monday I will be a two+ job person, but it’s all part of the process and the long-term goal.