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LYL #077 – To Quit or Not To Quit – 5 Questions You Must Ask Before You Quit Your Job

Should you quit your job? If you are a dreamer or a builder, if you are out there Living Your List, the thought of quitting your job has probably crossed your mind. On this episode of The Live Your List Show your hosts Jerrod and Ryan give your five questions you must ask yourself before you quit your job, interview Megan Webb of Beard Sauce, and talk about the one place that money doesn’t matter. 

LYL #077 - To Quit or Not To Quit - 5 Questions You Must Ask Before You Quit Your Job

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Megan Webb – The Beard Sauce Lady


Megan is part of the brains behind Beard Sauce. Beard Sauce is a beard conditioning oil that will turn your itchy, flaky, dull, lack-luster beard into a beard that is NOT itchy, NOT flaky, NOT dull, and full of the most glorious luster. What else do you need to know? Don’t you want a killer, rockin’ beard?

You can find Megan on Twitter here and you can find Beard Sauce here

Five Questions You Need to Ask Before Quitting Your Job

1. Are your next 30 days full? not you are going to fill your 30 days, but if you quit your job today, the next 30 days are so lined out that you have no choice but to quit. It brings up the question of necessity. Is it absolutely necessary for you to quit? 

2. have you done all you can with your hustle time? Many of us want to quit our job out of a desire to do something greater. it is not out of laziness, we legitimately have a goal and dream and intentionally want to pursue it. This is where hustle time comes in…how are you spending your free time? If you are still spending your free time watching TV, playing too much golf, or playing video games you might want to start spending that time hustling on your dream. If you are filling your nights, weekends, holidays, vacations, etc. doing job number two…you are probably on the road to quitting your day job. 

3. What will you do tomorrow? If you know exactly what you are going to do tomorrow…your to-do-list on your dream job is so full that you know what you need to do tomorrow…then by all means you are ready to quit your job.

4. Can you afford it? The immediate thought here is money, and it is true. You need to make sure you have a nest egg and money set aside so you can absorb some of the risk of quitting your job. But it isn’t just money. Can you afford the time you will need to invest in a new venture? Can you afford the emotional equity that comes with the changes? Sit down and ask yourself all of the questions needed to determine if you can afford quitting your job. 

5. Is everyone on board that needs to be on board? If you have a business partner, is that business partner on board? Is your family on board? Does your spouse want you to quit? (If not, don’t do it) Determine who needs to be on board. Write a list. Are all of those people on board with you leaving? 

Nick Collison Pick of The Day

1. Quitter by Jon Acuff. Have you ever felt caught between the tension of a day job and a dream job? From figuring out what your dream is to quitting in a way that exponentially increases your chance of success, Quitter is full of inspiring stories and actionable advice. This book is based on 12 years of cubicle living and my true story of cultivating a dream job that changed my life and the world in the process. It’s time to close the gap between your day job and your dream job. It’s time to be a Quitter. 

2.Go Solo: How to Quit the Job You Hate and Start a Small Business You Love! byKelsey Humphreys. Have you been waiting to leave your suffocating day job? Have you been wondrering if you should turn your side hustle or hobby into your own business? Have you struggled with how or when to launch? Go Solo has your answers. This book is not about start ups, apps, or making easy money online. This book is for you if you ARE your brand or want to become your own brand, long to live on your own terms and do work that really matters, all with little overhead. 

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“Failure is simply the opportunity to start again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford (Tweet That)

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