The 3 Things You Need To Know Before You Quit Your Day Job…

Good points to consider as well as how to know when you’ve made it far enough to make the jump.

JamesRadcliffe.com

In Jan of 2008 I left my last ever regular job (rock climbing instructor – not kidding), screwed my courage to the sticking place, and began making my way as an independent artist.

I made art, and I put it out into the world.  I played live, and worked hard to find my community.  I tried a great many things; succeeding in some and failing miserably in others.  When I stumbled or fell (which was often) I got up, did my best to extract whatever learning I could from the misstep, and kept moving forward.

Over time, inching ever onward like a pathologically relentless turtle, and in amongst the constant hustle of making sure I had enough money to: eat, pay rent, and do other human things, I slowly, slowly, slowly learned how better to do this crazy job.

Recently I went for coffee with a friend who is thinking of…

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