You get offered a solid job opportunity. Great pay, good benefits, excellent work culture. Do you accept?

If it sounds odd that there’s even a question, consider the case of someone like Kevin Dinino, who faced interviews for great positions but turned them down to start his own business, a PR firm in San Diego. From the Wall Street Journal:

Though he spent the first year making just 60% of his previous salary, he’s now earning about the same as he did before, and says he’s too smitten with entrepreneurship to ever work for someone else again.

“I’m the decision maker,” he says. “I don’t have to take orders anymore.”

Had he accepted the job, he’d be reporting to a boss. Now, he controls his own destiny. It may not be best, though, to just jump ship or decline a good job offer. Check out the full article and let us know what you think: take the steady paycheck or make your own way?

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