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The difference between a job and a business – shown by NASA
What do you call something that’s collected 635 GB of data, traveled 4.9 billion miles, and taken over 450,000 pictures in the space of 20 years? Productive? Dedicated? Impressive? What about all three? These are just some accomplishments of NASA’s Cassini, an orbiter that’s been exploring space since 1997.
After a 7-year journey through space, Cassini went into orbit around Saturn and stayed for 13 years. It’s explored Saturn’s rings and atmosphere in ways never done before, sending back information that helps our understanding of the kinds of worlds where life might exist beyond Earth. A 20-year job is no joke, especially in today’s economy. But that job is now over.
Because Cassini had a job, instead of coming back to Earth for retirement, it ended 20 years of service being crushed and vaporized as it crashed into Saturn on September 15, 2017. This is how Cassini shows the real difference between having a job and having a business. You can’t leave a job, but you can leave a business.
Do you have an exit strategy for your business? Or will you crash and burn like Cassini?
Watch the video from Tony Robbins below on how to tell the difference between a job and a business, plus what happens without an exit strategy.
Cassini header image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech