Are you getting tired of your job? Do you want to get out of that daily grind but don’t know how to start? Well in that case, you are not alone. Millions of people who are dedicated to their employers also took long enough before finally working up the courage to:
a. admit to themselves that they want to leave (abandoning a secure source of paycheck is a tough choice)
b. tell their bosses that they are indeed quitting the job.
Deciding is the hardest part, but once you have made up your mind and made the move, you’ll find out that you couldn’t be any happier with your choice. Here are four steps that you can take to finally follow that dream of yours and get out of the daily rut.
1. Know your dealbreakers.
Write down your non-negotiables—things you no longer want to sacrifice. It could be your weekends, or your nights, etc. The key to following your dreams is to determine first the things that you can or cannot live without. Are you tired of skipping quality time with your loved ones? Do you want to start saving your own sanity? Comprehending these dealbreakers will help you stay firm in your decision to follow you own dreams.
2. Create an escape plan.
Once you’ve decided to make a move, why not try getting yourself a business coach? One who would help you create mini action items and little goals that can help you work up the courage to finally let go of your old job and quit. You may have a lot financial knowledge yourself, but it still helps to have someone in your corner to encourage you to turn something into reality. Create a plan and include how much it is that you’ll need to survive without an actual paycheck.
3. Plan for future ups and downs.
Being your own boss is one of the most fulfilling and liberating kind of feeling there is. But although there are a lot of things to love about working for yourself, there are still a few downsides to it. One consideration can be the inconsistency when it comes to income. When you’re the one paying the bills and responsible for feeding a few mouths, then it could be a bit stressful. You just need to keep reminding yourself the reasons why you’re doing this and have faith that it will all be worth your sacrifices.
4. Remember one important thing.
Remember that no matter how big or intimidating your dreams may be, don’t let your fear or anxiety of the unknown pave your way into NOT doing anything about it. Because if you let your fear overcome you, then it could be one of the biggest mistakes you can do in your existence. Your dreams should not be sacrificed into something less risky or safer, because there will come a time when you’ll wonder and regret not pushing for it.