Do you want out? Are you tired of the grind? Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Here’s some things to help you out.
Are you one of those people who are frustrated with their 9 to 5 job? Do you say to yourself I want out of the 9 to 5, I want to live my life on my terms, and do something that can help me fulfill my dreams?
Perhaps you’re like a lot of the people out there and have no idea how to come up with a solid plan that can improve your chance of success, so you can escape the 9 to 5. If that’s you, don’t worry we got your back! In this article, we’ll discuss how you can avoid some of the pitfalls and also provide some action steps that you can take to make it easier to stop living paycheck to paycheck.
Here are a few tips you can follow to get out of the rate race.
Create Something Different for yourself.
Figure out why you really want to get out of the rat-race
You can have all sorts of reasons to quit your current job and get out of the rat race. That doesn’t mean however, that you should actually do it. You might regret leaving your full-time job when you realize You’ve lost your job security. You need to truly understand if you really want out of the whole 9 to 5 grind or is it just your current job that pisses you off.
If you just need more money or don’t like the way you’re being treated at your current job, you might want to look for a different job with higher pay or that has a better work environment. If you need more time and freedom, maybe you can find a job with a flexible work-schedule or, maybe one that allows you to work from home.
However, if none of that’s possible, or you want to pursue your own passion or be your own boss, that’s another story entirely. Just make sure you understand there are risks.
If you don’t know for sure what you would, or could do without a 9 to 5 try this. Close your eyes, ask yourself what you want to do with your life, and imagine constantly learning new things that interest you, or doing something you love every day. How would that feel? What would your life look like after 1 year? 5 years? 10 years? for the rest of your life.
- What am I most passionate about?
- What are my greatest accomplishments in life?
- With no limits, what would I want and what would I do?
- What are my life goals?
- Whom do I admire the most?
- What do I not like to do?
- How hard am I willing to work to get what I want?
Education and value are the keys
You’ve done a quick life inventory, and decided yep, I want out of the 9 to 5. Before you do that you’re going to want to learn how to create a sustainable source of income that you can maintain for years.
How do you start? In your spare time of course. Take a look at what you’re really good at and what you love doing.
Are you a creative, a maker, a thinker? Is gardening a passion, or do you just love dogs? That’s great! Master those things, so that you can use your skills to help other people.
To do that, self educate, read blogs, find a Facebook group, subscribe to online courses, practice your skills and learn something new every day no matter how little time you have (see below).
Keep moving forward! Do your research. Create a solid plan. Then begin to execute it.
If You do decide to ditch the 9 to 5, BE SMART.
Leaving the 9 to 5 isn’t always easy. As a matter of fact without the proper resources it can be difficult, and It requires a bit of soul searching. Getting ticked off and quitting your job is almost never a good idea. If you’re going to do it, do it when the time is right.
That means after you’ve spent the time learning about your new path. When you really have the hang of whatever alternative income stream you’ve chosen, and it’s making you enough to live on. That or you have enough put back to say screw it I’m diving in head first.
Stay committed to your goal
It’s hard running a business or being self-employed. You have to stay committed to your goal.
Once you quit the rat-race people you know may start being negative. You know the spiel, that was stupid, you can’t do it etc. DON’T LISTEN!!!
Always keep learning, get better and better at what you do, and remember, the beginning is always the hardest.
Besides you’ve soul searched, assessed your skills, done your research, and made a plan, so ……………
YOU GOT THIS.
How To Stay Committed To Your Goals
- Set Goals
- Revisit goals frequently
- Set Routines
- Stay inspired
- Look at the big picture
- Stay accountable
- DON’T burn out
“ I didn’t fail. I just found 2000 ways NOT to make a light bulb; I only needed to find one way to make it work.Thomas Edison
Learn from your mistakes, don’t be afraid to ask for help
There is no highway to success, everyone takes a different road and some are dead ends. Don’t beat yourself up, remember #4. Those detours are just a part of the learning process Approach this whole thing with the courage of a 4 year old in a batman t shirt.
While you’re at it, understand this, in order to grow your business you can’t do everything single-handed. You will need to learn to ask for help every now and then. Outsource what you can so you can focus on what’s important.
That being said
If you’re thinking to yourself,
I’m going to dump my 9 to 5 and get rich quick, stay where you are. It takes hard work time and dedication to finally find your freedom.
You need to look long and hard at your reasons, remember there is no job security when you’re on your own. Always keep teaching yourself new things, never stop learning. If you decide to pull the trigger, be smart about it, do it when you are ready, NOT in anger. Stay committed and learn from your mistakes.
However, if you stay the course, keep your eye on the prize, never stop learning, and understand that failure is just an opportunity waiting to happen, Your life will change for the better.
“The more you learn the more you earn”,Warren Buffet
Leave a comment below if you have suggestions for my next blog post or any questions regarding online income. I’ve got many more interesting articles coming out soon and I love to help!
One last thing, if you really want out of the 9 to 5 here is a good place to start
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