Discover the 10 steps to quitting your job to work for yourself
- and start your transition out of the '9 to 5'
So you've decided you want to explore working for yourself, rather than continuing to climb the corporate ladder? To create more freedom, flexibility and fulfilment in your life with autonomy over your schedule, a choice of who you want to work with, and more time and energy for your loved ones?
First, the good news! It’s easier than ever before to take control of your career and chart a new course, even after many years in the same position. This is in sharp contrast to the linear career paths of the past, where you would stay in the same profession, and even the same company, for your whole working life.
The bad news is that leaving behind a corporate role or career that’s all you’ve ever known since school is incredibly scary. The entrepreneurial and freelancing world is completely unfamiliar and alien, and it’s hard to even know where to start. Building a business also takes time and the magical “six-steps-to-six-figures” formula simply doesn’t exist, while you may also have heard that bleak statistic that most businesses fail in their first year…
More good news! If you find that the jump away from the comfort of a familiar job and stable salary and into the complete unknown is too scary, you don’t have to do it!
You don’t have to take a huge leap, quitting your job today to start a business from scratch that needs to bring in an income to support you and your family as of day one. You don’t have to work out exactly what it is you’re going to do right now and make the changes overnight, putting your loved ones – not to mention your own way of life – at risk.
You can take small steps, taking your time to explore what it is you really want to do, testing and validating business ideas, and gradually establishing yourself in a new field. It’s up to you, then, if you decide to keep it as a ‘side hustle’ or if you've built up both the business and your confidence enough to make it a full-time business.
Maybe the best news is that whatever you decide at that point, I know you won’t regret having explored the different possibilities.
The roadmap takes you through 10 steps you need to take to escape the '9 to 5', to leave behind your corporate job and navigate the transition into working for yourself.
The steps will take you from the very beginning of starting to think about changing career right through to actually making it happen. You'll get tips on how to move forwards, quotes from others who have already done it, and links to additional resources including specific podcast episodes to help you take it further.