Episode #108 // Leaving the Day Job

Is it time to leave your day job? Today we’re talking to all our bosses who are side hustling their business while working the day job. We’re sharing our tips for how to get in the right mindset, develop the right habits and routines, get your money in order, and create an action plan to actually take the leap and take your side hustle full time.

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Our experiences with leaving day jobs
  • The mindset shift of going from employee to your own boss
  • Developing habits + routines to set yourself up for leaving your day job
  • Creating boundaries around your day job and side hustle
  • Getting your money in line to leave your day job
  • Leaning on your family + creative community for support
  • Creating an action plan for leaving your day job

Day jobs are not certain


Nothing is certain. Any certainty you feel in a day job is just an illusion. Click To Tweet In what ways can you become what you want to be known for within the context of a day job? Click To Tweet Make sure you are using your time to work on your core genius. Click To Tweet While working a day job, only do work you want to be known for on the side. Click To Tweet


If you want to leave your day job, you have to have a plan for making it happen. Click To Tweet Taking the leap isn't just about being boss, it's accepting the full spectrum of responsibility. Click To Tweet Start thinking of yourself as the entrepreneur. Treat your day job as the temporary thing. Click To Tweet Make the plan, do the work, get there. THEN decide if you want to leave your day job or not. Click To Tweet

Make a plan to leave your day job

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