Is your line of work making you unhappy, but you do not want to leave it behind to because of the stability it offers? One morning you will wake up and see that you would be better living with the risks of starting your own business, but why wait for it? I will show you how you can use your drive and get out of that trap right now instead of later.

The moment you realize that you are in the wrong career will not hit home right away. Instead, it builds up over time, slowly melting its way into your mind, until the day comes when you finally break.

For years, you will dread taking that commute to work. Every Monday will be your breaking point. It will not occur to you that you could start over. You will not even think about the possibilities of being an entrepreneur, and that you could create your own reality. You can leave your career and your mind-numbing commute behind, and run on a new path filled with knowledge, confidence… and excitement.

I know it's impractical to believe that the world will give you a sign to know when the time is right to break out from the nine to five and embark on your new business. Unfortunately, the world does not work that way. Starting a new business is risky, and those risks will overwhelm your five senses and weaken your mentality. The fear will invades your psyche, and when the safety and security are on the line, peace of mind seems like a luxury once forgotten.

Most people would rather live their lives as an employee. For a few, their frustration will grows bit by bit every day until they see that their happiness is more important than the fear that comes along with a new business. Once you master your fear - or at least conquer it-that's when unbelievable things will come true.

However, simply conquering your fear is not enough to guarantee success in starting your new business. You have to have all the desire and focus in the universe, but even then you will still have to take the necessary steps, and answer the many questions that must be answered. So when your desire defeats your fears… then what?

Research
Starting a new business takes an unlimited amount of information that no one can handle on their own. Fortunately, our modern world is filled with tremendous amounts of resources and help for the determined and passionate individual. If you are willing to take the time, you will find everything you need.

The business you think about might be new to you, but it's also important to know that it's not for others. Surf the web and research everything you can about your new business. Read it, take notes, and write down any questions you may have. But do not get trapped in an analytical rut. After some time, you will take the right path to become a new business owner.

There are also people working in your dream business that are eager to help you on your way. You may have to look for them in the next big city and may even have to sign some paperwork to get their advice, but they are out there for you. Look for people who specialize in your new business idea, and talk about it with them. Let them know that you hold a high regard for their work, and ask if you could learn what it takes to make it in the business. When you find someone who agrees to be your mentor, schedule a meeting to visit their workplace where you can see the action take place, write down as many notes as possible, and ask plenty of questions. When starting your new business, there is nothing better than learning from someone who has been there.

Raise capital
One main reason people remain in their miserable line of work is the money, they earn too much in the career they love to hate, and fear their dreams for the lack of security it provides. This is a normal fear, but there are a couple of tricks you can use that mitigates that risk until the money matches the level of happiness and lifestyle you want to live. Just planning for the change can better the situation in the short term. Try to put as much money as you can aside so you will have enough when you decide to take the plunge. Even if you save enough money, it might not be enough to get your business going. Fortunately, there are several other ways in raising the needed capital. Look into government grants, angel investors, or even banks to help you get things going.

Be careful about putting up your own assets as collateral. At least keep some of them - your home, pension, 401k, etc. - off the negotiating table. Just in case something does mess up, it will be a huge relief to know that some of your assets are there to protect you.

Get working
Once you complete all the research and enough money is raised, it's time for the hard work. New businesses will take tremendous amounts of time and effort if they are going to make it all the way. Never question the time you put into it, and never shy away from the dedication it takes from you. Eighty hours in a career you love is better than 40 in one you absolutely hate.