I cannot count how many times a week I hear people talking about how they do not like their jobs, the culture, the work/life balance, etc. I also think we’re all the same. We all feel a little stuck and unsure on what that next move is. We no longer are really looking for more money or that promotion but, instead, work/life balance, freedom in our schedules, flexibility and on.
This weekend two girls asked me how I decided to make the leap to quit my corporate job. I’ve always been someone who has worked a job but still had other things on the side. I’ve found it important to have money (no matter how minimal) to be coming in through different avenues in case one thing didn’t work out.
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I am not exactly where I want to be financially and in my career but it does feel good to know I am making choices each day in the right direction. Choosing to give notice to a job that had very good hours, great salary and benefits was not “easy” but I was so unhappy that that unhappiness outweighed the fear. And once you do make that leap (with a plan), it’s no longer that scary. You will figure it out.
Here is my quick advice if this is you.
Here’s one last example. My mom is always telling herself limiting beliefs and why things won’t work out. I love her more than anything but we are very opposite. Anyhow, she told me all of the reasons why she couldn’t get a job at her age, how she doesn’t have the energy to sit at a desk etc etc. (PS She has her masters degree and is literally one of the smartest people I’ve ever met). So she started randomly cleaning for someone which in a couple months time grew to over 40 clients a month. Now she can’t keep up and is always looking for great people to hire. She’s done no marketing and doesn’t even have a website or business cards.
Does she love the actual cleaning? Probably not. But she is constantly active and in great shape, creates her own schedule, done with her day by 1pm (hollerrrr) and is her own boss. She works 4 days a week. Plus she’s bringing in good money and I’m very proud of her.
Hopefully this inspires you in some way to take some sort of action.
XO Rachel-The Beauty Boost
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