How To Quit Your Job And Work From Home
What Do You Hate Most About Your Job?
Ever feel as if your job is slowly eating away at your soul? The year will soon be over. You’re still in the gawd-awful job you were in this time last year (or its clone. How is it that one horrid job just bleeds into the next horrid job?) You made all kinds of promises to yourself as the New Year began about how THIS would be the year you’d finally be free of the office cubicle, and in control of your own destiny.
Didn’t happen though, did it?
How close are you to leaving your job?
Are you exactly where you were last year, or are you worse off now? The thing is, with the cost of living going up and salaries staying much the same, you have to run to stay in place. Were you promoted this year? Probably not. If not, you’re now worse off than you were a year ago. Unless you decide to change, right now, you’ll be even worse off still this time next year. In fact, I might even post a blog on this day next year for you to read then. Can you imagine reading this a year from today and realising you are even further behind than when you first read it?
Whether that happens or not is entirely down to you.
You Can Change Your Life
There are a number of simple steps that you MUST take to change your life. The first one needs to happen NOW.
- Decide to change. Tony Robbins says that our lives are made in our moments of decision. Let this be the moment that changes your future.
- Write down your decision. Commit it to paper. Put it on the wall or in your wallet, or on a sticky note on your computer monitor. Put it somewhere you will see it often. By what date do you want to go part-time in your job? By what date do you want to be full-time self-employed? Write that down.
- Picture two scenarios: the life you will have if you keep going the way you are going (clue… it probably doesn’t improve, if you’re pretty much where you were three years back. You just age. Cost of living goes up. Pay doesn’t. You do the maths). What will that mean to your lifestyle, health, family? Then create a scenario of what happens when you DO change path. Picture, in detail, not just how much money you will have, but what it will represent. What will you DO with that money. Where will you go? What opportunities will open up for you that are not there now? Who will you meet? How will you live your typical day? Why will it feel so amazing to live that life?
- Start building your home business. There’s plenty of choice online (this is everything I do, if you’re looking for something). Pick something, and follow the easy to start guidelines that any online business has. If you’re more comfortable building offline, go for it, but I’d still grab an online business, because the market’s way bigger and it runs 24/7. The moment you’re being paid worldwide every week, things get WAY easier. 🙂
- Commit to a minimum of 90 days. It takes 90 days of consistent action to see the potential of ANY new business. Commit to that at the very least. Personally, I always choose the top package that a business has – because it’s nearly always a loss leader, an irresistible offer, and it comes with the best commissions. My personal experience is that coming in at the lowest level in something, just to dip your toe in the water, is a recipe for total failure. It’s just the wrong energy. I’ve even got bank loans in the past – when I was struggling to afford food – just to get in at the top level. It’s my default setting. It’s where everything is aligned to help you succeed fastest. Typically, you can start an online business for a total pittance, compared with an offline business. Doesn’t cost hundreds of thousands of pounds/dollars. You can usually get in for $5,000 or less. Often MUCH less. That’s a tiny investment, when you look at the potential upside. Even if your budget is only a 10th of that, you can find companies where the top level is achievable.
- Work full-time on your job, and part time on your home business. Jim Rohn spoke eloquently on the power of part-time, and this is where it starts. The next stage is to work part-time on your job and part-time on your business. Finally, move to working full-time on your business and part-time on your job. After that, it’s just a matter of picking the day to quit the job. If you work like this, money’s not an issue. People say you should burn the bridges and boats. I’m not so sure that’s always the best move. It might be for some. However, if you prefer this more gradual approach, it works well. Just keep focused on how you’ll feel when you quit your job. Otherwise, you run the risk of falling into the comfort trap.
Whatever business you’re building, get out there and build it!