4 Signs You’re Ready to Quit Your Job

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It’s been nearly a year and a half since I walked out of my classroom, turned out the lights, and never looked back.

Since quitting my very stable teaching job (yes, in this economy), my life has blossomed in some major ways.

I’ve put some stamps in my passport, I learned how to ride a motorcycle, been published in print magazines here in the U.S. and abroad, and founded the #GOALdiggers Project to inspire and connect with other go-getters from around the globe.

To say that I’ve been blessed would be an understatement, but I’m SO excited about all of the new things to come.

Because of my amazing year, and the fact that I talk pretty regularly about it, I get asked about quitting my job a lot: How to do it, when is it time to throw in the towel, and what to do when you just can’t take it anymore.

Instead of writing an extremely long blog post about it (you can read a similar one I wrote here just after quitting), I decided to do something different: record a video!

I plan to interact via video and live events more in the coming year, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to connect in a new medium while tackling a subject many of you want to know more about.

In this 10-minute video I share four signs that indicate it’s time to quit your job and what you should do when you begin to feel the itch.

Remember: Good luck is preparedness and opportunity coming together. Be prepared! (click to tweet this out)

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Are you thinking of quitting your job? Or have you quit? How did you know it was time to make a change?

Please leave a comment sharing your experience.


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  • Trudy

    Thank you for being so open. I can truly relate to so much of what you shared. Im transitioning right now gearing up to be self employed and its been a lkt of late nights and early mornings juggling two careers. Congratulations and hang in there as far as the payments go. I know my company is net 90 days and I’ve had some contractors come Unglued with me because finance hadnt sent their check. Getting paid can be a beast some times when your dealing with corporations.

  • http://twitter.com/AkaMissi LadyI

    I am not ready just yet, but I am working towards the goal to become a full-time writer. Your blog is very helpful, thanks : )

  • trin-trin

    I’m definitely ready…but I am going to give it a little time so that I can get step two into place. that’s been my biggest concern this whole time.

  • http://twitter.com/yonecoevans Yoneco

    Hi Britni. I think “job-free” is better than “job-less” since I’m working harder now than ever before.
    Yes, it’s hard going out on your own (and yes, managing the financial side of things can be a challenge…but I probably jumped ship too soon in that regard), but I’m so much happier and nicer now. I’m nicer to others, but more importantly, I’m nicer to myself. My cubicle life had taken a serious toll.
    I celebrated 2 years as a freelancer/solopreneur this year. The past two years were about figuring out how to make it work. Next step…blowing it up five notches. Nice video!

  • PPPP

    Loved this!!! Glad I found this website

  • Anonymous

    Hi Britni,

    I quit my stable job last year. I was doing well at the job after over nine and a half years being there, but I was miserable. Dread filled my mind every time it was time to report to work. Realizing that I am getting older and as you said “you’re miserable”, then “you die”, I decided it was time to walk away. I am also a singer and when I immersed myself in music, I felt so happy. Then I would have to go back to my job. The belief that I could be happy at my day job and my part-time singing, motivated me to remake my life. I am working on my bachelor’s full time to complete it and am looking for a position at a company that works at improving the lives of people through human services. I realized that I want to up-build others through both my music and my life experiences and work skills. I am scared every day, due to not knowing when or where I will work again. Sometimes fear tempts me to return to my old job. But I refuse, knowing that a better future is ahead of me. One that I can design. Your example is so encouraging. Thank you for doing this!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, I saved up 9 months of bills before I quit. I had been thinking about quitting for awhile.