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Leaving Corporate America

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How many of you have made the jump from your corporate jobs to working for yourself, with your own agency?  

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Re: Leaving Corporate America

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Hi @Joshua J

 

This is the right audience to ask that question to. I believe that you will find a good amount of the Top Contributor program members made that jump to their own agency and probably a few of Google Partners in the same boat. I have made the jump several years ago when AdWords was a bit less exploited, lol.

 

Great question!

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I have. I made the jump a little more than a year ago. I highly recommend it. There's nothing like working for yourself. It's the best feeling, knowing that whether you fail or succeed it's on you.

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Hello @Joshua J

I made the jump from corporate America to running my own agency oh gosh, about 7 years ago, Geez! That's a long time!

I've never regretted making that decision and agree with @Trevor_Stewart that there are other Google Partners that have made the leap of faith and are glad they did. Concur with @Tony_Guo that running your own agency is the best feeling in the world because you made the decision to do it and took action.

Good luck on your future endeavors!

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Hi @Joshua J,

 

Yes, I made the jump... back in 1992 first as a product design company, then added layers of specializations: branding, technology, website development, marketing, social media management, digital advertising. No wonder I am tired. lol This are all areas I have a passion for, which is why I am involved in them all. Otherwise, I would only play in 1-2 areas. 

 

My advice is to find your #1 passion and run with it... and once you master it (or get it well-contained) add in the #2 passion... and on and on you go. Keep things simple at first then layer in complexities as you are feeling able/willing and there is a need for something. The onion is grown one layer at a time. 

 

You can do it... I know you can!

 

Kind Regards,

 

James 

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Re: Leaving Corporate America

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I agree with finding your passion. You would never want to work so hard for something you didn't love. And, something you don't find highly interesting.

I left the corporate world in 2003 and I've never looked back. I was a bit lucky when I started b/c we didn't rely on my income. I was able to gradually build my business on a part-time basis... It was kind of "just something to do". That changed years later when I decided to jump in with both feet. You won't regret it!