Yesterday, I pointed you toward some advice around the question of what to do if you’re a teenager or young adult and your parents are dead set against you pursuing your DJing dreams.

But, what if that negative voice isn’t coming from anyone around you? What if it’s coming from deep within yourself?

Dumping your day job and becoming a full-time DJ is scary. If you’ve got a decent paying day job and you’re DJing gigs at night, you might be thinking that the last thing you should do is give up that safety net.

There’s one sure way to figure out what the best course of action is – ask yourself some questions.

First and foremost, you need to get your money in order. If you quit your day job, do you have enough of a financial cushion to keep you going until DJing starts paying your bills? Do you have the equipment you need to make a go of it, or do you still need to sink more money into that part of DJing? What about your DJing skills? Do you need more practice time to sound like a pro or are you there already?

Beyond those specific questions you’re going to need to ask yourself a couple large, overarching questions that will make you think of your career goals in terms of the big picture. Read about what they are here.