“Which quadrant you or I choose to earn our primary income from is not so much dependent upon what we learned in school. It’s more about who we are at the core—our values, strengths, weaknesses, and interests.” – p. 14, Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant, by: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Use your strengths to start earning money now. You could start a business right today by simply putting a price on the things you’re good at doing.
Anything you’re good at doing is a strength, which means that whether you’re good at writing or driving or sewing or even public speaking, you can likely monetize it. All you need to make money from your strengths is someone to pay you for your expertise. Find that first client and you can start the move from the “employee” quadrant to the “self-employed” quadrant of Kiyosaki’s cashflow quadrant.
I made the move from the employee quadrant to the self-employed quadrant using skills from my full-time job. I became adept at digital marketing and analytics, so freelancing as a digital marketing consultant gave me the ability to start building a business outside of my full-time job.
All I had to do to launch was to find a client who needed help from a marketing consultant, and I found that one client I found on Craigslist. With that one client, everything I sought to do with this career change was validated.
Takeaway: Start down the path of entrepreneurship by way of self-employment by selling your strengths (on the side of your regular job) and then building it into a bigger business later, if you want.