It all seems so glamorous. You can just see yourself writing the great American novel on the stoop of a New York City brownstone, acting out a scene in an Oscar-worthy movie on a Hollywood soundstage or heading back to Chicago on a first-class flight from an international business meeting.
Many people dream about trading in their humdrum existences in small towns and suburban cul-de-sacs in favor of exciting big city lives. Only a few actually get up the courage to do it and do it right.
Do you have what it takes?
You’ll need more than a dollar and a dream. Here are a few words of advice for those who are brave enough to try to make it in the big city.