Don’t Quit Your Job Until You Watch This Video!
So we’ve heard these statements like, “Quit your 9-5 job!”, “Follow your dreams!”, “Fire your boss!”, “Be your own boss!”, and so much more personal motivation to leave your job. The question is, when is the right time to quit your job?
“You should be afraid of taking risks and pursuing something meaningful. But, you should be more afraid of staying where you are if it’s making you miserable.”Jordan Peterson
In our world today where jobs are relatively uncertain. You should always have an escape route planned. And it should be active because if you don’t have an escape route and you can’t get away, you can’t say no. And if you can’t say no, you can’t bargain. And if you can’t bargain, you’re a slave.Jordan Peterson
In this article, I’m going to talk to you, especially for those who are working toward your dreams. Those who are working at the same time hustling and trying to earn additional income on top of your salary. This video is made for you!
I was recently listening to Mel Robbins and she was talking about this very interesting topic on career. So, let me share with you what I learned from her in regards specifically to when we should quit our jobs. And I find this information very valuable and important.
This is what Mel Robbins said, “Whatever it is that you’re doing right now, it’s leading you to the thing that you dream of doing. “You’re not going to progress until you get the skills and the experiences that you need at the level that you are at.”
Mel was actually saying that, It doesn’t matter what your job is right now, whether you are working as a front desk in a bed&breakfast or a waiter in a coffee shop or a sales person in a retail shop. You are learning customer service. You need to learn that skill before you can launch your own business.
Here are the things you should ask yourself if you are in a situation where you feel you still have a long way to go to reach your dream:
I’m in that situation right now. So this information is also for me!
- Be intentional on what you are learning.
You should ask yourself, What is it that I am learning? What’s the skill that I’m honing? Like whether you’re driving an Uber Eats bike, or cleaning someone else’s house. What am I learning that I am going to take with me on my journey to do that next big thing. There is something on what we are doing right now that you’re developing an expertise, and a skill around that you need, as you launch yourself in that next thing. Never underestimate your current situation.
- Be patient.
Mel Robbins said you need lots of patience, while being very mindful of the skills and the experiences that you’re learning right now.
Mel Robbins also confessed that one of the reasons she became very successful in the speaking business is because 10 years ago she was hosting a radio station that nobody listens to. She said she was horrible. But what she learned is what not to talk about, what not to sound like, making the mistakes that she needed to make, in order to learn how to be a better storyteller. In order how to learn how to react to live callers. And what she learned from being host helped her become one of the most successful speakers.
When is the right time to quit your job?
In my personal view, working for a company is a blessing. There are a lot of advantages that I see being an employee of a good company or employer. One of them is you get to learn different skills and experiences, like customer service and a few technical skills and a lot more. But of course, there are also a lot of disadvantages. And one of them is being complacent for having that job for a long time that you stop growing your skills and your personal life in general. And part of that is stimulated by the fact that at the end of the month you’re expecting to receive a paycheck that’s just good to pay off your bills. And that’s the sad part of it because you’re limiting yourself.
First, Deal with your Finances!
So to answer the question of when to quit your job, my take on this subject is first Deal with your Finances. And one of the best financial experts I listen to is Dave Ramsey. He is a very successful businessman and a personal financial planner. At the same time a family-oriented man who is following Christian values. He is the person behind the 7 Baby Steps. I made a separate video about 7 Baby Steps and what it’s all about. So check out the video and learn how to save for emergencies, pay your debt, and build your wealth. I will put a link down below for you to know more about the 7 Baby Steps.
So when I talk about, Deal with your Finances before quitting your job. I mean to say that start putting your finances in order before leaving your 9-5 job or your part-time job. Start saving up on your emergency fund, paying off your debts, investing for you and your family’s future.
Second, Keep your job while doing a side-hustle!
The next thing, I would like to say is, if you want to start an additional income whether it’s an extra job or a side hustle, or even starting a business activity, then Don’t quit your job yet. The reason for this is because you need to start in small beginnings. Your job will help you stabilize your finances while building your 7 Baby Steps. At the same time, you’re taking small steps in building up your hustles or business activities. Once your business is booming and you believe it’s time to scale up, then you can put more time and attention into your business and it could be that it’s the perfect time to leave your job.
Those of you who are working towards your dreams and goals including I, myself. Remember, we’re not only doing what we’re doing because we want to pursue happiness and financial success. We do it because it’s our moral obligation to pursue what we find meaningful. And that doesn’t mean it’s easy. But it is going to be worth it!
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