This one is for my Sista’s still in their day job, feeling antsy because this is YOUR year and you’re ready to GO!
Ready to leave your 9 to 5? This is what you need to know first…
Let me guess, you you’re the friend that doles out advice to all her friends. You’re the Iyanla of your social circle.
Not only that.
You’re tired of the meetings…
The water cooler talk…
The toxic work environment and
Wasting hours doing something you’re not passionate about…
I get it, I’ve been there.
The soul-sucking 9 to 5.
So you’re ready. You want OUT yesterday.
You dream of helping people with your expertise.
You dream of working from anywhere with just your smartphone and laptop.
You’re ready to make an impact on the world with your powerful empire.
You know, with the passion burning in your heart you can quit your job and make it work!
Whatever it takes, right!?
Well, slow down, sister.
Before you go flipping filing cabinets and dumping a fern on your bosses head, there are a few things you’re going to want in place before you tell off that co-worker you can’t stand.
You know I’m all about you having the freedom you deserve, but I also know nothing can kill your passion and creativity faster than being stressed about paying your rent and keeping the lights on.
Instead of leaping from your job and hoping the net will appear. Why not just come up with a solid PLAN first!?
Sure, it’s not as sexy as the stories of sleeping in your car for 6 months and building your business with just $7.00 in your bank account, but do you really want to live through that!?
If you do more power to ya, my strategies will still work for you.
I just don’t want you to feel the pressure to build that plane as you’re flying it because that sound #STRESSFUL
So how can you fuel your passion for your dream business while working your 9 to 5?
Put together your Exit Strategy.
What’s that you ask?
Your Exit Strategy is your mapped out plan of how you’ll transition from your current job to your dream business.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are 4 Steps to begin building your exit strategy.
1st: Figure out Your Magic Number.
What is the number, the figure, the amount you need to earn to feel safe to leave your job? An easy number to land on if you’re not sure is to replace your current salary. However, you may be comfortable and able to bring in less, or you might be desiring to be earning more money each year. Figure that number out first because this is what you’ll base the rest of your decisions on.
2nd: How Long Can You Hang?
When the job is sucking your soul, your days are numbered…but if you had to hang in there for another 6 months, a year, or more, how long do you think you can last? In this step you might get clear enough to set your Exit Date. That’s really exciting and will motivate you to really get your dream business up and running.
3rd: Figure Out Your Service
What exactly are you going to offer to the world? What value can you bring that the public will pay for? This is what you’re going to be working on, on the side of your current J.O.B.
4th: Develop & Test
Now you develop your signature offering(s) and put it out to the market and test the response. This is where having an income actually comes in handy. You’re able to test and see how the market reacts to services while still having a paycheck coming in. Hopefully, by working on something that fuels your passion + brings in some income, you’ll be energized to stay the course at your day job for awhile longer while you perfect the offerings of your dream business.
For a deeper dive in how to grow your serviced-based business while working your day job, click here for an in depth training on how to build your soul-centered business online.
Keep me posted on your progress and I can’t wait to see what you create!