How I Quit My Job and Now Live My Passion
Some of you may have issues with this statement.
I wake up every morning so excited to start my day.
When I used to work 9-5, I hated getting up in the mornings. I hated Sunday nights. I was just counting the time before I had to go to work again. My best friend and I would email each other about how much we hated our jobs.
Today, I work about 20 hours per week on work that I love. I only work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until 4:00pm. My husband, Matt, is a performing artist (audiobody.com) and has on average 10 shows per month. That photo is the view from my deck, the place I like to work the best.
We work side by side during the week, and we all hang out as a family on the other days when he doesn’t have a show. (and no I don’t get sick of him seeing him so much!)
When I quit my job, I thought I would stay home with my son for a year. I realized after a short time that I really did love to work. So I decided to start working 5-10 hours per week doing project managing from home for a friend of ours.
My extra income plus my husband booking extra work has allowed us to live this life style for the past 3 years.
What is my passion?
This extra time has allowed me to figure out what I love to do. I would have never had time to find work I was passionate about when I was working so much for someone else. Finding what you love to do is a process that takes time. If you only have time after dinner, you will be too tired to try.
I used to be a Project Manager for a Video on Demand company. I was an engineer before that and have an IT degree. But computers are not my passion. I like them, and knowing a lot about computers has helped in all aspects of my life. But I knew there was so much more. I didn’t want to help people watch more TV.
After months of searching, I found coaching. I started business coaching a few years ago and I was able to find a mentor that helped me grow exponentially. I was able to work for him without getting paid for five months while he taught me everything he knew.
After six months he offered to hire me. I would have never been able to do that if I was working full time. I would have never been able to work without being paid if I wasn’t debt free.
I really enjoy business coaching. I love being able to help businesses generate more revenue, and grow. It’s an amazing feeling to help the people behind the business. I only work a few hours per week coaching, because I want to.
Reaching the decision to become a coach took almost a year. I tried other things that I wasn’t as excited about. I thought I was excited about them… until I tried it and realized the issues out weighed the benefits!
Trying to find your passion is like finding a soul mate. You wouldn’t go on one date and then marry someone. So why would you quit your job to go to another job that you aren’t sure that you like?
While I am still coaching, I started this blog because I am so passionate about finances and life style design. I want to be able to help more than just clients. I am so lucky to have the option to change as my passions grow and change.
Being an Eventual Millionaire
I had the freedom to figure out what I enjoy. I am constantly trying new things that I would like to do business wise. I love entrepreneurship.
I am now starting to earn my way to a million doing work that I love. I could have been a millionaire much faster with my old job. But I would have been a pretty miserable millionaire.
If I worked for my old job for 10 years and died the day before I became a millionaire, I would have wasted my life working at a job I hated.
If I worked for 25 years doing what I love, and died the day before I became a millionaire, it would have been worth every second.
Life is about more than money. But once you have the life you want, then you make your million. That is why I am an ‘Eventual’ Millionaire.
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