When should you quit your job-job?
Oh, yes. The terrifying, yet liberating decision of quitting your job. You know you want to do it, but you just don't know when is the right time to leave. I've been in this exact moment, and I can tell you with 100% certainty that the moment is SO SOON.
So, when do you know the time is right? There are a few factors at play here.
1. How is your well-being?
So, this seems obvious, but it isn't necessarily. I was working in my job-job and, really, things weren't BAD. I was working from home, I had flexibility, I had a manager that wasn't a micromanager, it was really actually OK. So, what was the problem?
For one, I'm an entrepreneur and I know this to my core. I believe, for better or for worse, that I can run a company better than my superior. This confidence is what is leading me in my current role as an owner of a company, but that confidence was not good for my role as an employee. If you have the desire to be an owner, then you know that you can do it better, whatever it is. And so, you should.
For two. I had respect for my immediate manager, but that didn't mean I had respect for the owners of the company. Where you work, and who runs that ship, really matters. Even though my immediate boss was great, the boss above her was problematic. She would text me on weekends and late nights and always start it out with, "I'm sorry to bother you..." No, you're not sorry. To make matters worse, she texted that exact sentiment a month after I quit and asked me to give her advice on how to do something. I *almost* sent her a bill for my time, but decided to just not respond.
2. Your "side hustle" needs nurturing.
Let's say you have a great idea and start doing this idea as your side hustle. GREAT! Keep it up! This will not blow up over night, and will likely take quite a bit of time to nurture, feed and grow. So, grow it. Be patient. Be the entrepreneur you were meant to be!!
The best thing you can do is try. While you're working your lame ass 9-5 job, you need to realize that creating your dream means you don't log off at 5. You may no longer get to go out every night. You may no longer get to day drink on the weekends. You may no longer get to do all the fun things you did last summer with your friends. Nurturing your business takes time, patience, and a whole lot of work. So, while you're working 9-5 for a paycheck, be prepared to potentially work 6-9am and 5-9pm for your passion.
3. Make it make monetary sense.
Let's say you've been putting in all the work to do your job-job and your side hustle. And suddenly, you don't have time for your job-job. Better yet, you don't only not have time, you are making too much money that there's literally NO reason to stay in your lame ass job.
It's time to quit, baby.
That's right. QUIT your lame ass job. It's time. If you are confident that you can make the money you need to survive + a little more to really LIVE, then it's time to quit.
If you are able to quit your lame ass job and become the entrepreneur you were meant to be, let me know! I want to support your business.