Career Change for Achievers: Part 5
If you’re an achiever who finds yourself in an average career that’s slowly becoming soul-draining, then listen up!
YOU CAN do something TODAY to take your toward a more fulfilling career that brings you joy and rewards you financially.
Three years ago this month I became completely self-employed. After college, I took a series of jobs that were not fulfilling and at the end completely soul-draining.
When enough was enough – I finally took action that led me to a space where I could quit my day job.
Today’s tip is super IMPORTANT for your PEACE of mind during this transition.
Money. Money. Money. Money. Mooooooney!
Money concerns are not the most important things during your career change; however they could be a BIG thing that holds you back if they are not in alignment.
Thankfully, in college a friend introduced to me Dave Ramsey. Through following his teachings, I was able to prepare myself to have a safety net during my career change.
“The thing I have discovered about working with personal finance is that the good news is that it is not rocket science. Personal finance is about 80 percent behavior. It is only about 20 percent head knowledge.” – Dave Ramsey
If you find yourself asking questions like:
How will I pay bills?
How will I pay health insurance?
What if I’m not working for a short period?
What if my dream job doesn’t bring in enough income?
I want to give you some tools to quiet your mind and pad your bank account.
The truth is that your career transition might take time. It took me a year total with six super serious months to make the full transition.
If you’re serious about this change, then you want to have a safety net in the bank.
Things You Can Do Now
- Save on Current Expenses
- Sell Things
- Side Jobs
What can you sacrifice for 6-12 months?
Pro Tip: Cut back on things that are not important right now.
When you have your safety net in place, you will be unaffected when “life happens.”
You won’t be clinging on to your old job because you “need the money.”
If you’re mentally clinging onto the old job because of money, then you won’t be able to make the progress you need to let it go.
This is important: It’s a mental game too. It’s more than just dollars.
If you already have a couple months expenses in a safety net fund, then YAY!
If not — this is your new job!
How can you find $100 a week to throw into a safety net fund?