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How I Quit My Job TWICE

  October 1, 2019  |    #Make Money

Why I quit my job twice and it was worth it 

I’ve quit my job TWICE, so I speak from experience when I tell you that it’s totally worth it. Too many of us get stuck in jobs where we feel comfortable. We’re afraid to walk away from the security of a regular paycheck. However, if you’re not happy or your current situation isn’t getting you closer to your long-term goals, it’s time to take action. 

Hear how I quit my job twice to follow my passion:  

The double job ditch

On this episode of Queer Money®, I’m sharing what inspired me to quit a good job at Charles Schwab and how my situation improved when I took on a new role at Great West Financial. I discuss the fears I had to overcome in making the transition, describing just how nervous I was to walk away from decent money and a position I liked.   

I go on to explain why I quit my job at Great West to become a full-time entrepreneur, addressing the uncertainty John and I faced and what we did to prepare. Listen in to understand how my life has changed for the better since I quit my job (twice!) and learn how to overcome your fears and take steps to OWN your tomorrow!

If you don’t like where you at, MOVE. You are not a tree. - Jim RohnClick To Tweet

Topics covered on quitting my job twice   

What my life was like in 2014 

  • Comfortable with a position at Charles Schwab 
  • More responsibilities led to longer hours 

What inspired me to quit my job (the first time) 

  • Journey out of debt led to writing a book
  • The company wouldn’t allow publication 

 The fears I faced in quitting my job at Charles Schwab   

  • Liked the work, making good money 
  • Wanted to ask for raise in pay 

How my situation improved at Great West 

  • New boss supportive of entrepreneurship 
  • 14% raise, working < 45 hours/week 

The fears I faced in quitting my job (the second time) 

  • Lose security of a regular paycheck 
  • The high cost of insurance through ACA 

The steps we took to prepare for quitting 

  • Build additional emergency savings 
  • Investigate insurance options 

How life has changed since I quit working a W-2 job 

  • Spend more time with John, do what I love 
  • No stress of working for someone else 
  • Make greater impact on LGBTQ community 
  • More freedom to travel, follow own dream 

Resources  for quitting your job

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