Flashback to Labor Day 2006…I had made the decision to resign from my teaching position in Los Angeles and needed to go back to school the following day to tell them. They had hired too many teachers the previous June, so by me resigning it would open up a position for someone else. I love when things work out that way.
I had already started my online business and was making some money, but not enough to pay my bills. I knew that once I signed the form to give up my job I would never be able to return. I was also not old enough to have even a small pension and my medical coverage would end on September 30. I would need to live off my savings and start paying $500 a month for medical insurance.
I did it anyway.
I worked for three days to set up the room for the next teacher. I was even able to meet her during that time. She was brand new and had been married during the summer. Having the teaching job meant everything to her. I gave her several boxes of materials she could use to get started. Teachers have to spend their own money to set up a classroom and get it ready for their students, so this was much appreciated.
Driving away from the school for the last time was very freeing. It meant the end of twenty years of a career I had once been very passionate about. But it also meant the beginning of a new life that would give me both time and financial freedom once I got it all set up. The rest, as they say, is history. I have now tripled my income and doubled my time off. This Labor Day meant sleeping until 8 and then doing my internet radio show. Then I posted to this blog and wrote an article. At 11 I was finished for the day and on to a barbeque by the beach and time with family and friends.
Take a look at what you are doing. If this is simply a day off before you return tomorrow to a job you no longer love, think about coming online. The first year will be hard work, but it will change you life forever.