Video: My Career Pivot Story
Sometimes what we're afraid of doing is what will set us free.
Welcome to the Career Pivot Course! Ready to align your career to your ideal lifestyle?
In the past, I quit my corporate job several times without a Plan B. Things worked out each time but it was definitely scary times.
What made it even more tough? Not having support from family and some close friends. Here’s the reality of what happened one time after I quit...
Even when the finances were in order, everything else in my life fell apart after my last job quit in 2017.
From an unexpected breakup to my dad getting into a car accident to ending up in the ER myself while traveling in Europe.
This all happened within a month.
In my mind, I equate being "jobless by choice" with the notion that the worst case scenario is going to happen in my personal life.
So when I wanted to relocate across the country, I had to really think things through. Even being financially independent, I had huge mental blocks. I was fearful of October 2017 repeating.
in advance. Even without a Plan B lined up, you can still do a lot of heavy lifting.
So do yourself a favor and give yourself options. Start with getting your finances in order ASAP so that you have more options!
Quitting without another job lined up is not recommended. Ever.
However, you know yourself best. You know when you've had enough.
Sure, I was afraid of quitting my job without another one lined up. But I was so burned out from my corporate job.
It was to the point that it was hard to bring myself to make time to job search, update LinkedIn, edit resumes, schedule interviews, and so forth. It’s no joke when they say job searching is a full-time job.
So I quit first.
I used the time off to get my health, sanity and life back in alignment. And it sparked my interest in getting my finances in order too. I realized that I did not want to rely solely on an employer for a paycheck and health insurance.
Eventually, I kept working on my personal finances and I was able to reach retirement at 35! Yep, I got FIRE’d….financial independence retire early (FIRE) that is.
So there was that unexpected benefit from taking time off to heal. What came out of that Eat, Pray, Love soul searching journey was the start of my path to FIRE.
This course is to help you to financially, mentally, + emotionally prepare for your career pivot. In certain modules, there may be affiliate links for suggested resources that I recommend. For more info, please read my full disclosure.
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