20 years later.... I will say, "I'm glad I did".
Resign from a full time, reasonably good paid job as finance manager and start own business is definitely not easy, but simple.
Good thing is, I didn't start from scratch but have build the business part-time over last 3~4 years and I told myself last year, If I don't do it now (ie resign), will I be regret?..... so finally, the rest is history.
Like many other self-employed, the motives are simply money and freedom. I do not agree the freedom here means can sleep till 11:00 am and back to home at 4:30 pm before traffic jam. I mean freedom to create more business and making more connections, freedom to fetch my girls to/from school whenever is needed, freedom to arrange time either 9:00 am or 9:00 pm for appointment with client. Money, as what my most respected speaker, the late Zig Ziglar said, money will follow effort.
My business website is www.MSolutionsAdvisory.com and my primary business is mortgage consultancy and insurance as well as other financial advisory services.