Peter Drucker once said "People often overestimate what they can accomplish in one year. But they greatly underestimate what they could accomplish in five years." Many people can't follow through on the things they really want to achieve in life because they are obsessed with the big picture, instead of keeping an eye on the crucial, tiny daily actions.
The best way to eventually become your own boss is to start a side hustle and build your self-employed income, while you still have the safety and security of your day job. What's more is that starting a side hustle not only pads your income, but it also creates career-changing opportunities you wouldn't have normally stumbled upon at your full-time job.
Acquire relevant skills, experience or industry knowledge necessary and ensure you have the passion and competence for what you are going to work on.
A good start is to monetize the skills you already have that are related to the side hustle you want to establish this. And if you lack key skills that relate to your interests or the side hustle you want to create, there's no better time than the present to learn them.
Your side hustle idea may seem awesome and disruptive to you, but your potential customers will likely ignore it like most “brilliant ideas” or even not have a need for it. So, ensure you're not creating a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, as this is one of the top causes of startup failures.
You can do that with objective feedback from potential customers and asking them to join a waiting list, pre-purchase your solution or hire you as a service provider.
Being an introvert has nothing to do with being shy. Or being outgoing or not outgoing. Or being socially awkward. All it means is that some people recharge when they are by themselves (introverts). Other people recharge when they are interacting with many other people (extraverts) and most people are in the middle.