Entrepreneurship

When Should You Quit Your Job?

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was out to dinner with a friend and I told her…

“I’m quitting my job tomorrow.”

The next day, I went to work and told my boss – “I quit. This is my 2 week notice.”

Can’t tell you how GREAT it felt!

He smirked and said – “You’ll be back.”

That was almost 15 years ago.

I decided I was going full-time in my business. And I can honestly tell you I haven’t looked back.

All of my friends thought I’d lost EVERY marble in my head!!

At the time I was single. I didn’t have a lot of savings in the bank. And I was leaving a really cushy 6-figure corporate job.

As I told friends, it was unanimous. They all said, “You’re doing WHAT???? You’re leaving your career to do THAT crazy business!”

One friend, who I got together with regularly for coffee, and who was in the same industry I had been in, would say “But Gloria, you’re giving up all of your education, training and success. You don’t know anything about how to be successful in this new venture.”

My success grew, and grew.

And with each new success, this friend would say in total astonishment “Well, f*ck a duck!”

And then just shake his head and laugh.

Some people would come to me and ask…

“Should I do it? Should I quit my job and jump into this?”

And I remember looking at some of them and thinking to myself…

You’re 50 years old.

You have 2 kids and you’re a single mom with no financial support.

You’ve been in this business for a year and a half, but haven’t made much yet. A few thousand at best.

And you’re asking me if you should quit your six-figure job, give up your health benefits, and go do this full-time?

That’s a TOUGH question to answer.

So… when is someone ready to really go full-time?

Here’s what I learned.

Yes, going full-time puts some pressure on you to perform, and there’s a good chance you’re going to do things that are necessary for you to succeed, which you wouldn’t have done otherwise.

At the same time…

This pressure will create additional stress and anxiety.

And it’s hard to be at your best, when you’re in that state of mind.

But here’s the most important part, in my opinion.

The idea of quitting your job and becoming a full-time entrepreneur is very, VERY appealing.

And most people want to finally have the FREEDOM every single day to do what they want to do.

Right?

However, being a full-time entrepreneur, and having this FREEDOM also means you have to stick to a schedule.

You have to do things, on a regular basis, without anyone else telling you what you need to do.

And that’s where most people drop the ball.

They make a few calls here and there.

Post some stuff on Facebook.

Do some follow-up messaging.

Watch a few webinars or some videos on how to get leads.

Maybe even try posting a video or doing a FB Live (because they heard it’s HOT right now!)… and then…

Days, weeks, and months go by with little results.

You’ve probably heard the saying…

Show me your calendar for the week, and I’ll tell you exactly how successful you’re going to be.

Without a clear-cut daily plan of attack, exactly how you’re going to find people, make sales and grow your team… building a successful home business will always remain a dream.

And if you’re going go full-time (and stay that way), you better have one.

If you’d like to get your hands on a very specific step-by-step daily system to recruit and build, which you can start even part-time…

Here it is…

Celebrating Your Success!

Gloria