A week ago I wrote this post on my blog: http://jonnyburch.com/my-journey-so-far/
(In short, 100 days into my startup with two great co-founders I decided to break away and start something on my own)
My observations of people's reaction- two buckets:
People that see it as a blow for me- leaving me at a loss with no plan and self doubt.
People who are excited for me, for making a hard decision for good reasons. It's progress. (It's also how I feel. The truth is I don't have a plan yet, but I'm enjoying that. I'd like time and space to think.)
Many of the first bucket are now offering me well paid work, some of which are close to full-time.
I'm naturally fairly risk averse and a bit of income feels good. A couple of them would also for sure boost my credibility and help me learn. But I absolutely don't want to slip back into a 9-5. I also do have a money buffer in the short term so don't need the cash.
Does anyone have similar experiences? What process would you follow to make a decision that you have conviction in?