/Following Challenge of the Week is a former “Challenge 4: How to quit the job you are fed up with, when “your reasonable side” stops you ?”/
When we received your challenge, we have of course come up with the basic 5 options in 5 minutes :). They are “no brainers”, you already give some of them away in your description. As we read your challenge, you pretty much know what you want to do, it is the process of how to get there, that is a challenge for you. Therefore, this time we have decided to go for the 5 steps of going through such a big life change when still including your basic 5 options.
Listen to a podcast and read your solution below!
Take a piece of paper
First we’re going to ask you to make a very simple exercise, which we’ll often be recommending here at You’ve got 5 options. Why? Because it is very simple, yet it really works :). So… take a piece of paper (even a napkin will do :)), open an empty document on your computer, or if none of the options is available, you’ll need to make a mental note. When you read the 5 options, note down what is your first reaction, what you feel, in very simple words: good, bad, scared, excited, squeeze in my stomach, etc.
So, your options are:
Option 1: Stay where you are until you find THE job
Option 2: Just go ahead and quit. Now. Today.
Option 3: Get a similar job in another company
Option 4: Go independent. Make your own business.
Option 5: Look for completely new opportunities
Now that you’ve noted down what you felt when you read the options, we’ll walk you through a 5 step process of how we think you can get to the place where you want to be.
The Steps we will walk you through, are:
Step 1: Get in touch with yourself
Step 2. Explore your options
Step 3. Become your own best friend
Step 4. Choose the best scenario & make a plan
Step 5. Go for it
To read more about each step, please click on the icons below
Approach the process with an open heart and ENJOY. You are embarking on a journey to a much more fulfilling life :-). It’s not necessarily going to be an easy road, but surely you’ll feel that you are more ALIVE.
And here are the links to the inspirational stories that we have promised to add for you in our podcast (you can also find them while reading your steps steps):
1. How I went from Waitress to BuzzFeed Producer in a Year: The story of the “Waitress from Dominicana Republic” /mentioned in our podcast/
2. Story of Sarah Proust, once divorced single mother with huge debt, today: bestselling author, life coach, happy mom and fulfilled woman.
3. Mel Robbins’ 5 seconds Rule
4. “Can’t Seem To Get Started? This One Idea Could Change Your Life” by Marie Forleo