Week 2 – I Quit My Job. Now What?

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I quit my job.  Now what?

I had a dream.  But I think I didn’t prepare for it; or maybe I didn’t think it all the way through.  Maybe this was someone else’s dream.  Things don’t always turn out exactly the way we dream (or pretend?) they will be.  There are usually a few (hundreds) snags in the road to success!  We need to believe in our dream enough to overcome those roadblocks and keep on driving to the destination. 

I really, truly thought that I was going to quit my job, buy a Subway franchise and sail off into the sunset (sort of), but that is not even close to what happened.

Having left my job, I thought I was pretty safe for several months.  In the meantime, I thought I would recertify my fitness instructor training and then make about $2,000 a month teaching fitness classes so that I could search for a Subway Franchise to buy.  Things didn’t turn out quite that way.

I did recertify my fitness instruction which was a long arduous process.  I managed to get a once-a-week class, and another casual on-call position.  No $2,000 a month.

My little online business was picking up somewhat, but I was still losing on it.

I did apply for a franchise, got the documents, went to the lawyer, researched, researched, researched, and finally found SIX franchise opportunities that fit the bill.  After meeting with the bank, we were pretty sure we could do it!!! Excitement. I worked with the owner and drafted a deal; I contacted an appraiser and a lawyer.  Then my bank called again – they thought we were just a little short to make it safe.  I went over the numbers again, and must say that I had to agree with the bank.  I did not want to rushintothisjustbecauseIhadwantedtoownabusinessformyentirelifeandtherewasnothingsoimportantasowningabusinessandI – couldseeallmydreamscomingtrueandflyingawayatthesametime, but – I just didn’t have enough money.   We would have to wait.  I would have to get a job.

I do believe in God.  Not the religious God.  Not the bible God (although I believe that the people who wrote those stories, and the people in the stories were very likely real people; and the stories represented lessons that we all need to know).  I do not believe God is a sentient being that created the earth as creation is described in the Bible.


I believe God is Love. God is energy.  The energy and connection between people; between you and I; between everything in the world.  God is the vibes and attitude that we send out into the Universe.

Everything created is because of this energy.  Everything destroyed is because of this energy.

There was a study released on December 7, 2016 by the American Journal of Epidemiology, that concluded we will live a longer happier life if we approach life with optimism and happiness.  This makes sense.  Isn’t this just a substantiation of ‘The Secret’?

I am feeling like my journey towards my life purpose is finally taking traction; things are happening for me.  I am writing, blogging, making videos, connecting with people, and people are connecting with me.  I am feeling like I moving towards my purpose.  At the same time, my beautiful gift of time is coming to an end.

Although I do need to get a job to earn some money, it can be a part-time position.  I just need to earn enough to ensure we are not overspending and using our savings, so that I can continue working on my dream.  Now I really have to make sure that I’m not wasting the little time I have left in my day.

Remember 168 hours?  That’s our week.  That’s everyone’s week.

I feel like I have 18 more days (probably 15 by the time I post this) for something AMAZING to happen.  Then, it’s the first working day of the New Year and I’m on deck and expected to perform.

What’s going to happen?

Sending positive energy out into the Universe!  Let’s see.

Things to think about or exercises to do:

  • What do you need to do in order to pursue your dream but ‘keep the lights on’ at the same time? Do you need to get a job – does it have to be full time or in the profession you are trained in?  For example:  could you work at a store at night restocking shelves so that you have your daytime free.
  • What are you going to do when you hit those inevitable bumps in the road? The journey from A to D, does not always go through B and C…plan for failure, and get back up.
  • What are you using your 168 hours to do? Is that the BEST use of this time?  It’s all the time you get.
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