Imagine waking up on a Monday morning with a smile on your face and excitement about how you will spend the day – especially during the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM.
How about taking a Thursday afternoon off – without having to ask permission – just so you can have an impromptu adventure with your family?
What if you could make quadruple the income you will make today, but by only working two hours each day from a laptop on a balcony overlooking a pristine Caribbean beach?
That these scenarios are NOT absurd or impossible. And no, you do not need to have a trust fund, lottery winnings, or wait until retirement to enjoy this lifestyle.
All you need to to is let go and break free from your “need a job to survive” mentality.
On January 18, 2008, I quit my day job.
I gave my two weeks notice and on that Friday the 18th, I walked away from a cubicle for the very last time.
I had tons of debt, just like anyone else. I had less than $4,000 in savings. I didn’t have ANY other sources of income to replace my paycheck.
I just quit my day job and prepared myself to do whatever it took to make a living doing what I love.
I am writing this more than nine years later (January 2017), and it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but I have been making a good income without a day job the entire time! The biggest thing I learned over the past nine years is just how unnecessary a day job is, and how limiting it is.
Escaping your day job is a straightforward process that anybody can follow regardless of financial situation. It all comes down to what you are willing to sacrifice temporarily in order to live the life you truly want.
You may need to let go in order to receive.
Being able to escape your 9-5 job is not a matter of financial readiness. It is a matter of mental readiness.
Are YOU ready to break free from your cubicle and live life on YOUR terms and YOUR schedule?
I wrote this 4-part series to share the the key strategies that helped me sever my reliance on a “steady” paycheck.
Part 4 – When To Quit Your 9-5 Day Job