You made it! You made it to step five of our five week Marketing for the Uninhibited Marketing Monday series for How to Quit Your Job and I’m so proud of you. You should be proud of you too! What are you doing to celebrate?
As a reminder, so far we’ve covered Trusting Your Gut, Making a Plan, Moving Through Fear, and Taking Action.
Today, we’re talking about actually Submitting Your Resignation. I know a lot of you won’t get to this step for awhile, but a few things to consider when you get here are:
1. Finances – be honest with yourself and your numbers. What is the minimum amount of income you need monthly to cover your bills and living needs? Be sure to build in a cushion, just in case. I recommend consulting with a financial adviser to make sure you’re planning correctly.
2. Dedicated Work Space – Listen, I get it. Working from your couch in your bath robe is definitely one of the many perks of working from home, however, it is not sustainable. For starters, that’s not healthy for your posture, your eyes, or your hygiene. I recommend setting aside dedicated working space in your home, if that’s where you plan on working most of the time. If you have a spare room you can turn into an office, great! If not, a desk in a corner of your living or bedroom will suffice. Consider this the nesting phase of your budding business. I prefer a desk near a window so I can keep a plant on my desk and have a nice view – helpful things when you’re working long hours.
3. Networking – How many of you read this word and immediately got turned off? I know, I know, networking can be scary and creepy and time consuming but when you’re working from home, it can also be a good excuse to shower, practice your pitch, and see some other humans. If you’re thinking that it’s too soon to start networking because you’re new to this and don’t even know what to say, I’m here to tell you IT’S NOT TOO SOON! The sooner you get out there, the quicker you find an elevator speech/one sentence mission statement to introduce yourself and your company, the sooner you can start tweaking it. It’s also great to be in the same room as others on a similar path and to find out what’s going on in your community.
View this week’s full Marketing Monday video here:
And, if you’re interested in hearing how a fellow entrepreneur just like you made a career switch (at age 50 no less), watch my recent podcast interview with Chris Cash here:
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