In any online group of creatives OR online business group of teachers, the question inevitably arises - is there anyone who has quit their job and now does this full time?
And while it’s a question that will result in reassurance that it can be done, few people take the time to fully explain how they did it or disclose any advantages they might have had going for them ahead of quitting - you know, like six figure earning spouses, economic windfalls, or other such "lucky" circumstances.
Honestly, I don’t think that question can be answered well in a single social media post, so instead, over the course of the next year, I want to outline my nearly two year journey to leave my job and become a creative entrepreneur.
Nope, I’m not an economics expert, marketing major, or married to a six figure earner. This isn’t expert advice of any kind. My results are my own. But my story is that of a regular creative.
So, who am I then? I’m a 45 year old teacher, married to a teacher. I live in a small, rural Michigan town. I have three children including a son in college. And after setting a plan and a long runway, I now know it’s possible to leave my 7-3 and become an entrepreneur. Maybe by the end of this series, I will be.
Going into this, you have to be prepared to do the hard things. You have to be ready to do the mindset work. You have to be prepared to be consistent in your business. And, at the same time, you may have to change your mindset around your lifestyle at home, and then you need to be consistent there too. If you think you’d like to do this, or at least hear about my journey, let’s go!