Why I quit my job…and why I think you should quit yours…
First, what does a job provide?
- financial stability
- a place to go
- purpose in life
- A place to learn and grow
More than anything, I loved working for companies because I was able to learn things that I couldn’t on my own. Not only how best to work with clients, and my co-workers, but also I got experience using tools that I wouldn’t be able to afford out on my own. There is so much to learn in the “real world”, and a corporate environment is perfect for that.
Before I quit my job…
Every day, I would read tons of books on how to own your own business, how to sell products online, how to work for yourself, how to be more productive, etc. I also watched webinars on how to build a business before quitting your job. But, do these people teaching these webinars, just not sleep? I just couldn’t seem to find the time to make my blog more lucrative, while working a day job. Between my every day healthy habits, my day job, and the few posts I did on my blog a week, there was no time to create the content that I truly wanted to create and bring my dream to fruition.
It was funny because, I kept on getting busted at work for working on my blog (while at work). In some ways, it’s possible to become lucrative outside of your day job, and eventually quit, and do it the “safe” way, but who has time for that? That could take years, and truly the time is NOW!
If you have a dream pursue it. Create space for opportunity to come in. When we are constantly focused on our day job, it’s impossible to be available for the new opportunities that are coming in the door.
When I was at my desk every day, I would get texted or emailed about different opportunities, whether it be a meeting in the middle of the day about a new product, or a social consulting opportunity, or wanting to hop on a call with a brand to discuss me becoming a brand ambassador, or simply going for a run in the middle of the day with local fitness influencers who are crushing it and networking with them and building relationships. I had found myself closing more doors than opening doors. That is when I knew it was time. Time to let go, and create space for opportunity to walk in.
Why I Quit My Job…
It’s as simple as…
My dreams were more important to me than a consistent paycheck.
At the end of the day, listen to your passions and go out there and start living them. My dream is to work with the brands that I believe in, and being a spokesperson for them right here on this blog. I want to be a true brand ambassador for them, and market them through my blog and social channels. Creating triathlon training plans, social media tips, strength training workouts, fitness tips, the lessons I’ve learned in my life, and how you can learn from them too, and more, and sharing that with all of you! What is important to me is to be a part of something bigger than myself, and create a community of women who truly support one another and empower each other to follow their dreams. Hopefully by sharing my story, others will be inspired to live out their story. You are worth it and so is your life.
The Slight Edge
I’m currently reading a book called The Slight Edge. It is the best book I’ve ever read. Seriously. If you haven’t read it yet, go get it now. 🙂 It will be the best investment you’ve ever made. I’m only 300 pages in, but I can tell you already it’s changing my life. What I realized is that in order for me to be able to do the daily things that compound over time to a point where I can look back a year from now and say wow look how far I’ve come because of “blogging everyday” or “working out every day” or “writing down something good that happened every day”.
The time was now, and is now. Don’t say I’ll start tomorrow, seriously start now. Write down something good that happened today, right now. Then write a person you know an email that has made a difference in your life, and let them know, right now. Eat healthy at your next meal, no excuses. Tell your significant other something nice that you love about them, right now.
Why you should quit your job…
To live out your dreams because they are more important than regretting that you didn’t do them.
That’s the key. DO. We all have ideas, things we think about wanting to do, but we don’t actually do them. We get overwhelmed with the big picture, rather than focusing on the little steps, every single day. Just the small things, that compound over time to make your dream a reality. Be a doer.
Tell me what your dream is in the comments! I want to know. 🙂 No matter what, it’s your dream, and it’s worth it. There is no such thing as a stupid dream.
Now is the time, because there’s never a good time. Stop waiting for the perfect moment, because that perfect moment is never going to happen.