Mike started his working life as an astrophysicist, became a government officer, moved to public relations and entered the tourism industry via scuba diving. He made more money out of tourism than any of his other ventures but it wasn't easy. In this free ebook book he gives advice on how to make the sea change from a salaried job to tourism..
Look before you leap
I'll give two examples. Both are from the scuba industry. Similar considerations apply to most other businesses.
A) My friend John was an electrical engineer and a keen sailor. In his late thirties, he was taken off operational projects and transferred to administrative work. He hated being stuck behind a desk and resolved to leave his safe job with an electrical supply authority. In his spare time he built a large boat and set sail from his...