Episode 162 // Getting a Day Job with Becky Simpson

February 6, 2018

What if you went back to having a day job…and you liked it? We often have inspiring conversations about making the leap to quit your day job and go at your business full-time, but today we’re talking with Becky Simpson of Chipper Things about another option: choosing to go back to a full-time job that you love while also growing your business—not as a temporary solution, but as a dreamy situation.

The way people interpret what I create...that's their story. My story ends when I show it to the world. Click To Tweet I get to be so much more selective. It feels a little bit like a game; I have nothing to lose. Click To Tweet You can't assume what people want or need or how they see you. Click To Tweet One of the things I've realized in this process of going back to a day job is just how fluid our careers are. Click To Tweet If we have the opportunity to create while someone else is paying us, that is the dream. Click To Tweet

Doing creativity for business is not all rainbows and butterflies all the time – Emily

"If we have the opportunity to create while someone else is paying us, that is the dream."
- Becky Simpson

Discussed in this Episode

  • Quitting your job to go freelance and then choosing a day job again
  • Finding your own understanding of success
  • Letting go of your ownership of what you create so it can become part of your customer's story
  • What's it like to get a day job again after taking the leap to freelance on your own?
  • How to be selective about finding a day job as a creative entrepreneur
  • Differences in time management and operations when you have a day job + a business
  • Financial shifts in making money solely through your business vs. also having a salary
  • Advice for creatives who want to find a day job


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