Let’s face it, when you're thinking about quitting a job but you're scared to, it's usually because you're thinking about how to make at least as much money as you're currently making at your 9-5, right?
I get it. I told myself that story for years before I finally quit my job, BUT, when I did, I replaced my income in the first month, so I know it's possible (and yes, I asked myself a million times, "Why didn't I quit SOONER?!?").
I want YOU to quit sooner, :), so here are three tips to replace your income so that you can quit your 9-5.
(And, if you'd prefer to watch me talk about this, check out this livestream...)
Tip #1 Start on the side.
I’m not here to tell you to quit your job cold-turkey and then figure it all out after that. I believe in starting smart & strategically.
Even if you feel like you don’t have time or clarity, you CAN start somewhere. Clarity comes from taking action, not from waiting to get clear until you do, so it's time to get serious about starting or growing your business on the side of your 9-5.
Try just 5 minutes of action today, and see what that gets you. Did you love what you did? Did you hate it? Are you willing to do it again to get that freedom?
Tip #2 Focus only on money-making tasks.
Some questions to consider:
Do you know exactly what moves you forward in your business, and are you working on THOSE exact money-making tasks every day?
Do you know how to attract clients right now? If you've had paying clients before, how did you get them in the past?
...Or are you feeling overwhelmed by trying to do this thing and that thing and finding yourself sitting down at the computer (when you do finally carve out some time) and feeling so scattered that you wind up scrolling through Facebook instead?
There’s a lot of busy work that feels “necessary” but is not directly money-making. Keep yourself focused on your actual money-making tasks, or you’ll waste a lot of your precious time “working on your business” but not moving forward in your number one goal of replacing your income. Let go of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and focus on money-making tasks.
And, if you don't yet know what those tasks are, make it a priority to figure them out, STAT, so that you can use your limited time wisely and efficiently.
Tip #3 Create and sell premium-priced services.
Get your value straight and price accordingly, not based on what everyone else around you is doing or what you think people in your area will pay for.
Create a premium-priced, value-packed offer based on what you’re good at, how you like to work and where you shine (your Zone of Genius, as Gay Hendricks, PhD. calls it in his outstanding book, The Big Leap).
Hustling a lot of tiny, one-off services is going to take a lot more time and energy than a couple of premium-priced goods or services. It comes down to a numbers game, so do not sell yourself short.
Do you have any questions about these tips that I can answer?