Corporate Ladder vs. Entrepreneur Ladder (What They Don’t Tell You)

The transition from corporate ladder to the entrepreneurial ladder is not easy. It's not a straight path, and there are a number of logistical and psychological layers at play which could hold you back.

In this video, I want to talk about the things you don't normally hear when it comes to this transition. I've been on both ladders, and I want to give you more insight to help you with the decisions that you'll have to make for yourself and your future.

From architect, to getting laid off and starting my own business in 2008, here's my story.


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    15 Responses to Corporate Ladder vs. Entrepreneur Ladder (What They Don’t Tell You)

    1. Vova Nikitin July 27, 2021 at 5:32 pm #

      Dear person, who reads it. Yes, I mean exactly you! Maybe we don’t know each other. Still, I want to say, that I believe in you! You will certainly achieve your dreams and your happiness! Just don’t give up and be honest with yourself! Now you have at least one person who constantly believes in you, which means you are fated to realize your dreams! No doubts here ^)
      *Best wishes for you ❤️ from a friendly YouTuber.*

    2. Mike Glass July 27, 2021 at 5:51 pm #

      Straight talk from Pat, always appreciated. I especially like the end; don’t forget that just because you try entrepreneurship for a time, that doesn’t mean you can’t return to corporate. I’ve bounced back and forth for years as my career evolved and changed and it’s given me an appreciation for the upsides of both.

    3. Fit Over 50 July 27, 2021 at 5:54 pm #

      The timeliness of this video is shocking. In 2 weeks I’ll celebrate 30 years as an entrepreneur and am having my best month ever. And it took this amount of time to get all cylinders firing. Naturally, greatly improving digital skills from The Income Stream didn’t hurt. Started life in the corporate world and there’s a lot of good there too.

      • Fit Over 50 July 27, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

        @Camille Tyler You too and I’m giving my channel 40 years to make it work.

      • Fit Over 50 July 27, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

        @Camille Tyler Right there with you – just turned 58, but you’re clearly a very young 60. I tend to press hard 20% of the time with 80% of the time pressing with consistency in mind; except for hitting the heavy bag – I always press hard on that; so that if ever needed it’ll only take one punch.

    4. Elmer Beltshire July 27, 2021 at 5:55 pm #

      To young entrepreneurs: Its never too early to start on your idea! If you are living at home with your parents, even better, lower life costs so you can afford to take the risk. Go for it!

    5. William Reamer July 27, 2021 at 5:58 pm #

      More amazing content Pat! Appreciate your motivation and continued education for us all!

    6. Shinokami Eikô July 27, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

      As always, you motivate us to keep pushing forward. Thanks Pat for sharing ✨

    7. Michipreneur 1 July 27, 2021 at 7:26 pm #

      If nothing else, at least you’ve found that beard. And that’s a good thing.

    8. Marco Landin July 27, 2021 at 7:26 pm #

      Thanks for the testimony Pat! As a serial entrepreneur and small business owner, I vibed with SO much of your insights in this video. Your youtube channel is one of my preferred tools to stay focused and to glean insight into a new venture which I hope will be me and my wife’s 2nd successful collaboration. The ladder analogy is spot-on, you gotta let go of one to do the other successfully. Cheers and best wishes!

    9. Kevin Crowe July 27, 2021 at 7:38 pm #

      You’re such an amazing storyteller, Pat!

    10. Chris Barber July 27, 2021 at 8:22 pm #

      Love this talk so much!! Very timely for my life!

    11. Colby Baker July 27, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

      Awesome info! Just swapped ladders! Lol

    12. Contempo Coding July 27, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

      Thanks for all you’ve done, Pat! I successfully “Let go” of my full time job earlier this year and am now making five figures a month with my online business and have way more flexibility with my time. I have enough money to book a trip out to Orlando with my kiddo and boyfriend over the Fall to go to Disney and Universal. No need for millions — I’m content right where I’m at. 🙂

    13. Aparna Jain July 27, 2021 at 9:48 pm #

      Wow, you put in so my thought into the thumbnail!

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