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Don’t Quit your Job Unless – Sharing My Experience

I know you are frustrated.

I know you are down. 

I know you want to quit your 9 to 5 job and start your own business. 

I know you don’t like the behavior of your boss.

I know you are fed up with your boss. 

I know there are a lot of office politics. 

I know you need financial freedom. 

I know you don’t like living from paycheck to paycheck. 

I know you have decided to quit your job & fire your boss.

I know you want to start your own business.

But, My dear friend, There are certain things you need to do before quitting your job. You should have financial confidence before leaving your primary income which is your 9 to 5 job. 

But, Shitanshu, when exactly I should quit my job and start my own business? Is it a good idea to quit your job?

Now in my whole life, till now I have done job only. I was working in a big MNC at DGM- IT. I worked for the same company for 15 years. I have grown from the Engineer level to the DGM level. I have learned a lot of skills in my job. I was a top performer, but something was missing in my life. 

I realized that 10 years back I have potential and my 9 to 5 job is not giving me fulfillment. My boss is unable to recognize my potential. But, I continued doing a job as I had a lot of responsibilities. Along with doing a job, I have done one smart thing. I started developing skills. High-Income Skills. I started learning content creation, digital marketing, SEO, Social Media, Copywriting, and a lot more. I started blogging and started printing money part-time. And today my high-income skill my blog is paying my bill.

I quit my job in Dec 2021 due to dirty politics, racism, and superiority complex shown by my South Indian boss. Many Boss feels that they are something and no one should move ahead of them or against them. 

But, everyone is not the same. At least I am not. After working for 15 years as a TOP performer he felt that I am of no use. But I was aware of my potential. One good day I say bye-bye to my company and walked out. 

Walked out to my dream life. A life of Financial confidence. Life of freedom. 

I went home and my wife saw me and she asked me, “Oh, how come you got off work early, what happened?” I said, “No, I quit, I don’t wanna work anymore, “it is stupid, it’s a waste of time.”

And my wife was so concerned and so worried. My Sister was worried. Even a few well-wishers from my company and my relatives were also worried. But you know it was one of the best decisions of my life. 

Don't Quit Your Job

Don’t Quit your Job Unless you do these

Now, do I recommend that you do this, you walk into your manager’s office, your boss’s office, and say, “Hey I quit, I’m gonna now start a business, “I’m gonna do something else!” 

No.

I was ready. But, most people are not quite ready for that, or they don’t have the tenacity to make it happen just quite yet.

So if you’re thinking about quitting, if you don’t like what you do, and you’re frustrated with the people you work with, or you don’t like your job, you’re not passionate about it, what you need to do is, you need to have some kind of a skill set first.

What I call high-income skill. You need to have a high-income skill that produces income for you before you quit.

10 High Income Skills that can make you Rich

Would it be a smart idea, because when you quit today, let me ask you this –

  • How are you gonna pay your bills?
  • How are you gonna get income coming in?
  • How do you know the new thing that you’re doing is gonna work?
  • How do you know?

You don’t know.

So a much smarter way to approach this is to develop your skill first.

So when you have a skill that you are selling, you’re offering to the marketplace, and you’re actually getting paid, you’re making money.

And I believe the best way to do this is, when your high-income skill makes you twice as much money compared to your current job that you have right now, that’s when you can quit.

Then you can do this full time. 

Let’s say your current income is 1 Lakh a month right now. Well, let’s just make sure that your high-income skill is generating at least 2-3 Lakh a month.

Now when you quit, you’re not so worried, you’re not panicking.

You’ve got income coming in, you know a new skill that you have, it’s working for you and it’s already working for you even when you’re doing it on a part-time basis.

So ask yourself, now what happens when you can quit your job and free up that time, and devote your time to this full-time?

This new skill set is full-time. This new gig is full-time. 

  • What is gonna happen?
  • How much more could you make?
  • How much faster could you grow?

So don’t just quit your job and say, listen to other people, “Oh I should just quit my job!”

Then now what, right? 

  • How do you know that you’re gonna find a better job?
  • How do you know that new business would work?
  • How do you know that new skill would work?

You gotta have a little bit of base because what happens is, when you quit your job, panic kicks in.

Most people, they’re living paycheck to paycheck. Now they have days to make the thing work, and when you’re that desperate, when you’re that needy, chances are, that thing won’t work.

Because then you’re making a decision based on emotions and not logic.

That’s when you make mistakes, and then you further dig yourself into a hole, then you start getting the debt.

I don’t want that to happen to you. This is me speaking as an authority to you.

Make sure your new income skill is solid, solid as heck, solid as like a rock, and it’s consistent.

Give yourself a few solid months. I’m not saying you have to wait forever, but give yourself a little bit of time to build a foundation.

That’s the key. So do not just go off there and quit your job, it’s not a smart thing to do, it’s not a sensible thing to do.

You have to think about your family, you gotta think about yourself, you gotta think about maybe your spouse, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, think for them.

I know you wanna do it, but just give yourself a few months. Prove to yourself that you could do this. If you want to develop the high-income skills that I am talking about, if you want to know how I am helping my students to quit their job intelligently, by developing the high-income skills. If you want to know more or learn high-income skills you can connect to me at sk@moneyexcel.com.

Shitanshu Kapadia
Shitanshu Kapadiahttp://moneyexcel.com/
Hi, I am Shitanshu Kapadia founder of moneyexcel.com. I have written 1800+ articles on this blog. I am PGDBA(marketing), engaged in blogging for 10 years. Moneyexcel blog is ranked as one of the Top 10 Personal Finance Blog in India. The purpose of this blog is to spread financial awareness and help people in managing money. Please note that the views expressed on this Blog are clarifications meant for reference and guidance of the readers to explore further on the topics. These should not be construed as investment advice or legal opinion.
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