Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Note To Myself After Quitting My Job

Congratulations! You did it. You quit your job. You've wanted to for a long time and you finally made the leap.

It's likely that at some point in the future, you will doubt this decision. Just remember, you've done a lot of soul searching, and working for yourself is more important to you than almost anything else.

The biggest reason you'll doubt your decision is because you won't have as much money, at least to begin with. While the goal is not to lose any of your current possessions, if you do, it’s not the end of the world. If you have to sell the car or get rid of the iPhone, that’s not a failure. The real failure is working for no other reason than to pay for a car and an iPhone. Remember, some of the happiest times in your life where when you didn't have a lot of money, and some of the most difficult times where when you did. Happiness is not relative to your bank account balance.

Some people won’t understand why you're doing this. They think that if you have the opportunity to make 10x money and you choose to make 5x money, you must be lazy. You know this isn't the case. You’re not lazy. You like to work really hard, especially if its the kind of work that makes you want to stay up late and wake up early. This is the kind of work you're moving on to, and while the transition period may be difficult, ultimately, this is the kind of work where the opportunity to make 100x money exists.

Here's the thing though. You've made a lot of excuses for your past failures and blamed your job for holding you back. You can't do that anymore. There's no more job to blame. If you fail, you're the only one who can be held responsible.

But I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. We've gone over all of this at least a thousand times. So go out there, be smart, work hard, and have fun, and this might just work out for you.