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Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. ~Steve Jobs

 

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Should I Quit My Job? I Think I’ve Found the Answers!

Nothing would please me more than to be able to quit my job right now. In fact, there is a case to be made as to why I should and probably why you should too. As I read through James Altucher’s “10 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job” slide show (seen below), I begun to relate those points to my own life. Here are a couple of favorites that resonated with me.

 

Corporations Don’t Like You

They really don’t. I don’t mean that in a negative way and the statement shouldn’t be taken personally, I’m just saying it’s the grim reality of the working world. The truth is that companies sometimes take the rap for the poisonous people they employ.

While not always successful, I attempt to steer clear of office politics; I only break bread with those I trust and those that have not thrown me under the bus; and above all I try to keep sight of where I stand in the pecking order at all times. It’s called sleeping with one eye opened and not with the enemy. I go in everyday knowing that I am only good as my last achievement and very aware that every achievement will not be recognized. Gosh, sometimes I just want to quit my job rather than stand up under the pressures being disliked.

 

Money Is Not HappinessWomen Looking Ahead

Over the years I’ve learned a really hard lesson. All that glitters ain’t gold. I went to work for a fortune 500 company as a sales manager. Back in 1999, during my interview, all I heard was that the starting pay would be $40,000 per year (that was quite hefty in 1999 and for not having a degree); I would have a company vehicle; quarterly bonuses; work solely from home; and travel the globe. I accepted. In my second year I grossed over $80,000. I rode the wave and was on top of the world. I was recognized in the “Women Looking Ahead” magazine as one of Georgia’s 100 Most Powerful & Influential Women; took a picture with the Lt. Governor; and flown off to Australia to celebrate. The very next year I was expected to almost double the sales in my district. Six months in it was evident that the balloon was deflating and I was headed toward my demise in the world of sales. It was my third year with the corporation and suddenly all that gold caused me stress; turmoil in my marriage; no work life balance; and always skimming on the edge of losing my job. I was only as good as my last sale. I QUIT THAT JOB!

 

Count Right Now How Many People Can Make a Major Decision That Can Ruin Your Life

OMG, what a scary thing. When I think about it, I cringe when I put names by each person that could absolutely ruin my freaking life. I can count at least five to ten right now organization-wide. What say you? Be honest. If that number keeps rising, it will be reason enough to quit my job.

 

Abundance Will Never Come From The Job

As outlined in the below slide show by James Altucher, Karma is lurking. Give abundantly and you will receive tenfold. Warren Buffet believes that philanthropy is a huge factor in acquiring wealth. Sort of like what goes around, comes around. I’m going to do more giving and maybe I’ll be in a position to quit my job sooner than later.

 

It was incredibly easy inserting my personal experiences into Altucher’s points. You should try if for yourself. If you are still an employee someplace I guarantee it will be thought provoking. I asked myself again: Should I quit my job? The answer is a resounding YES!

 

Have you ever quit a job without one waiting in the wings? Did you succeed?

 

 

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