Shifting from a traditional corporate role to forge your own path as a solopreneur disrupts the “standard” narrative of success, causing some to question or even disparage the choice. It’s like you’ve gone off-script in a well-known story, creating a bit of cognitive dissonance for those who haven’t considered alternate routes to fulfillment.

The classic retort of “Oh yeah? Then do it!” perfectly encapsulates the challenge and reward of choosing a non-traditional career. It serves both as a challenge to those questioning your choices and as a reminder that crafting your own life story requires its own set of rules, structures, and hard work—just like any good narrative. Cheers to those willing to write their own compelling stories!

James R. Hull @jhull