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Most of our lives (both personal and professional) we are always waiting for the right time. 

Whether it is waiting for the right time to get married; or, the right time to change jobs; or, you can fill in the blank for the right time you have waited for in your life. 

When is it the right time to follow your dream?  When is the right time to leave the corporate job or the 9 to 5 and to jump all in?  I was recently asked that question. When did you know it was the right time to leave your job and start your own business?

 There is never (in my opinion) a perfect time. And, if you wait for one your opportunity will pass. 

You have to take that leap of faith. Jump all in!  You have to believe not to at least try would end up being one of your life’s biggest regrets. That thought was a motivator for me to jump all in. You have to try and if for some reason it doesn’t work out then you at least tried. There is a Japanese proverb that goes something like “fall seven times and stand up eight”. Yep, that sums it all up. 

 There is a difference (in my perspective) between waiting for the right time and timing. The right time never comes but timing comes based on a will of circumstances whether you are ready or not; and, you usually aren’t!  You did nothing to set it up. It was not planned. Something happens. The window of opportunity opens and you either jump in or not. 

I jumped.

I took the leap of faith like so many other entrepreneurs before me; and, I certainly was not ready but I was not willing to regret letting the timing of my circumstances pass me by. 

  •  It’s hard work. 
  •  It never ends. 
  •  I own it.  Yes, it’s mine.?
  •  I love it.  

 If owning a business is one of your dreams. 

 Don’t wait for the right time. It may never come…

Be able to recognize what you will miss, what you will regret if you don’t do it. If timing opens up a chance and you are not ready – which most likely you will not be – 

Follow your dream. 

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Sonya Ruff Jarvis, is the Managing Member of Jarvis Consultants and the Founder of the eRetailer Summit and JC Event Group. Sonya has extensive experience in creating original innovative solutions to overcome major business challenges.  Sonya has spent most of her career visiting headquarters across global industries and has built strong business relationships across diverse brands. An expert in the field, Sonya has been published in numerous retail industry b-to-b publications.

Sonya has a M.B.A. in Marketing. She is married and has a daughter and they live in Fairfield County Connecticut.  

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