Well, I’ve done it! I’m living out my passion and have created a life that I love. I’ve swapped the corporate office for outdoor cafe’s, going to the gym for walks on the beach, and surrounding myself with a community of co-workers to surrounding myself with a community of like-minded, heart-centered, awesome entrepreneurs. But it’s not all been sunshine and coconuts, which is why I put together an audio on the truth about leaving the 9-5.
Leaving the 9-5 means a few things. First of all It means that you have to get to know yourself inside-out, back-to-front and upside-down. For many of us, me included, I joined the 9-5 because it seemed like the most logical next step. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do back when I was 19 (please raise your hand if you did), and working in an office was something I knew I could do. The thing is over time I started to believe it was the only thing I could do. Every time I tried to do something else it didn’t seem to work and I’d end up back in the office. So here is what I did to leave the 9-5.
- Understand Behaviour
To bring positive change into my life I needed to know how I ticked, otherwise guess what… I was going to experience the same thing over and over again. Which is exactly what was happening. I caught myself saying and thinking things like ‘This always happens to me’ or ‘How come I always attract ______ into my life’. The reason why this was happening was because I was taking action based on a belief system I built on past experience.
Example: For a very long time I believed that I was not worthy of making a living from anything other than working in an office, which is why I would always end up back in those positions. It felt safe and I knew I could do that job. That is simply not true – you CAN do what ever you choose to do, it is safe and you are worth it.
- Know Your Passion
The only way to be successful in transitioning out of the 9-5 is to follow your passion. If you try to do it for any other reason it’s just not going to work and guess where you’ll end up… back in the 9-5. You know why I know this? because I tried it. I tried to do things that I thought could earn me an income rather doing what I truly loved and it backfired on me big time, and I ended up back at square one. Know your passion – it will take you to where you want to be.
- Find People Support
You can try it on your own, but let me tell you – you’ll be doing it the hard way. At first I tried to do everything on my own and it was really hard. In fact I almost gave up, except my desire to stay out of the 9-5 was so strong that I kept going. Although, second time round I changed tactics and started to seek expert advice from people who had actually made the move themselves. It made a huge difference and this was when I began to fly.
The truth is, it’s not an easy path out of the 9-5, but lucky for you one of my true passions is to help people like you make the move! For me helping others with this is so important because I know what it’s like to be stuck doing something you simply just do not love. It’s disheartening, depressing and not to mention annoying. I’ve met so many people who have the most amazing gifts and talents but they are stuck doing a job in the 9-5. I believe you are here to shine and I talk more about this on my audio. You deserve to be happy.
So my friends, if you want to transition out of the 9-5 and into a life you love, there is a lot do. But, can I just tell you… it is SOOO worth it! When you make that decision and take the next step, you will grow, you will learn and you will experience a world like no other… a world of happiness and infinite possibilities.