He hopes it takes off

It will take off, this great adventure of yours,
They told him, and we’ll be your best customers,
Said most of his friends who’d done nothing like it,
Risk more than everything for a dream, a hope, really,
Because he was young and carefree and could do that:
Chance it all for a chance that he could be more
Than his mates for sure and move in new circles,
Among people who worked hard but who got
To call the shots, never had to punch a clock
Because they owned the time-keeping software.
He hoped it would take off, needed it to
In the next six months before his savings ran out.