Fix your finances and leave your hated job, sounds nice but is it possible?
Yes, it is possible!
Are you unhappy with your job? Do you hate your job? Do you complain about your job? Do you go home and feel like you haven't accomplished anything? Do you get anxiety due to your job?
That’s exactly how I felt when I worked my job. I wasn't happy. I hated my job. I came home feeling like I didn't accomplish anything at work.
I hated my job. I came home feeling like I didn't accomplish anything at work.
I came home feeling like I didn't accomplish anything at work. Finally, I decided I had enough, and I needed a change. I wanted to be happy!
I wanted a job I enjoyed! In a previous post, I explained how I left a good paying job to be a stay at home mom.
Though it took planning and time and discipline, I was able to walk away from my hated job because I was able to fix the one thing that was in the way.
Yup, I became a slave to my job because I allowed myself to depend on my salary to keep sustaining my lifestyle.
I wasn't living below my means; I was barely making it. I had a broke mindset and seriously thought that this was what life was all about.
Today I have to say that I am so happy with less!
If you want to make a change and start living for yourself and your family, then it's time to stop making excuses and get started! One of the reasons I was able to leave my job and not look back was because I fixed the way I viewed money.
I was working at my job because I needed the money. My job was causing my health to deteriorate.
I didn't get to spend time with my family. Due to stress, I had a complicated pregnancy. Leaving my job didn't happen overnight, it actually took years of planning and saving.
That's how I decided that I didn't want to be a slave to my job and decided that it was time to make a change.
No more waiting.
No more excuses.
I will show you the three mains tips that helped me leave my hated job and start living life the way I wanted it. Let me be clear that I worked for this company for over 15 years!
I remind you that with anything that is life changing you must plan it out before doing something drastic. ALWAYS PLAN!
Planning is key!
3 Way To Help You Fix Your Finances & Leave Your Hated Job
Take your husband/boyfriend/partner and sit down and discuss your finances.
Explain the problem and review your financial situation. This process will require a support system.
Write down a mission statement. Describe where you want to be in 3 months, 6 months, or a year. Set the goal and work together.
When I began my journey, I talked to my husband and explained to him that I wasn't happy and desperately needed a change. We came up with a plan. We read books and searched the web for frugal living ideas, and discovered how others paid off their debts. We also found a support system online. The support system kept us motivated and went through our debt free journey.
A budget is critical! Why do people work so hard at a job they hate if they don't even have a budget. If you don't have a budget, you have no idea where your hard earned money is going.
When we started budgeting it was obvious that we were not investing our money wisely. When we created and used a budget, we were able to take control of our spending and analyze where our money was going.
Don’t use the excuse that you don’t have time. Make the time. We use Mint.com, and it worked out great.
There are many financial spreadsheets out there to help you with your finances. All you need is to find the one that works right for you and your family.
When starting to budget understand that you will not get it perfect the first time.
It takes time to create a budget that will work for you if you never created a budget before, but at least you will know where your money is going.
Budgeting is one of your primary tools to become debt free, stress-free, and eventually give you peace of mind!
Before we even go any further let's define sacrifice.
“the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially to get or do something else or to help someone.”
If you want something bad enough, you have to be willing to make sacrifices.
If you want to leave that horrible job and be happy, you have to make sacrifices. You have communicated, created a budget, and now it's time to make some sacrifices.
You looked at your budget and realized you eat out way too much. What are you going to do? Don’t eat out! You realized that you had spent $60 getting your nails done each month. Guess what? Don’t! You have to get your finances under control so you can be happy and leave that job you hate. Apparently getting your nails done and eating out has not made you satisfied with your job or finances.
These sacrifices are not for forever. We sacrificed a lot to be able to live stress-free. We gave up eating out for quite some time to pay our debt and save money. Now we go out to eat once or twice a month. It’s budgeted in. Nothing comes easy, but when you start changing the way you live and making sacrifices for a purpose, you realize the sacrifice was worth it in the end.
I believe these three tips are what helped me get me out of that stressful job. Communicating, budgeting, and sacrificing not only got me out of my job but changed the way we live as well.
Stop the excuses and get started! Believe me when you have set the goals, and changed the way you live you will become a better person. You will see your job in a different way. You will quit complaining about a job you don’t like.
Get your finances in order, set the goal and start living the life you want. You will find out that you can make a living with less pay, or maybe the stress of your job was because your finances were a mess and you might start to enjoy your job!