“Shane & Jocelyn, what are good reasons for leaving a job?”
This is a common question we get from our podcast listeners.
Most people really just want three things from their job or work:
- Respect (usually from a boss, customers and/or peers)
- A fair, stable, and comfortable income
- Ample time to spend on themselves, and with their family and friends outside of work
We call this the “Flipped Lifestyle Triangle.”
If all three reasons are in balance, then life is great!
You have no reason to leave your job.
You can thrive and grow and live the Flipped Lifestyle!™
When one of these reasons goes sour, you stop growing, and life becomes “blah.”
It’s “O.K.” or “good enough” but not great.
Maybe your boss is condescending, mean or cruel.
Maybe you are not being paid enough to pay your bills.
Maybe you don’t have enough time for your hobbies or to spend with your family.
For most people, having two of the three reasons (time, money, or respect) in balance is reason enough to keep the status quo and stay where they are.
However, if two of the three reasons are out of balance, it can upset your life and cause problems.
Life gets sad and hard.
If all three of these reasons are out of balance, then you hate life, you become depressed, and start living a daily life of regret.
In short: Life SUCKS.
Some people will “just deal with it” when only one of these reasons becomes out of balance.
But two or more can lead to a life filled with anger, bitterness and negativity…and a need for change.
All three happened to me, which is why I decided to leave my job as a school teacher.
My boss constantly treated me like a cog in a machine and didn’t care about my life or my family.
When we found out our son was being mistreated at a daycare center, one boss literally looked me in the eye and said “I know your son needs you, but I need you too. Get back to work and handle your personal problems this afternoon.”
Talk about a lack of respect!
When I was working in education, I was contracted to a set salary based on 40 hours per week.
However, as a football coach and teacher, I was working up to 70 hours a week with no overtime pay, nothing as a bonus.
That didn’t count my commute or taking kids home after practice.
In some weeks it felt like I was working for pennies on the hour.
(Not exactly a “fair and comfortable wage.”)
And working that many hours crushed my personal and family life.
Sometimes, I felt like I only saw my children while they slept.
Asleep when I left for work.
Asleep when I got home.
Have you ever felt that way?
I took a good hard look at my life and realized all three reasons were out of balance.
- My boss disrespected me
- I wasn’t making enough money to thrive (and barely enough to survive)
- And I had no control of my time.
That’s when my wife Jocelyn and I decided “enough is enough!”
We started an online business…
Replaced our income…
And quit our jobs a year later.
We’ve never looked back.
Now we ARE the boss.
We get respect from our customers and peers.
Now we make more money than we ever imagined possible.
Now we have total control of our time.
All because we recognized these three reasons to leave our jobs, and then made the choice to change.
What about you?
Do you have a great boss that respects you?
Are you paid what you think you are worth?
Do you have enough time for yourself and your family?
If you answered no to two or three of those questions, then you may have plenty of reasons for leaving your job.
If you can relate to even one of them, you may need to consider a different path.
That doesn’t mean run and quit tomorrow without a plan.
It does mean you should start working toward the day when you CAN leave your job (and do whatever it takes to speed up the process).
Do you want something else? Something more?
Life is too short to live out of balance.
You have TOTAL CONTROL of your own “Flipped Lifestyle Triangle.”
Your choices can help you gain control of your time, make the income you want, and earn the respect you desire.
You just have to decide to make the changes necessary to Flip Your Life!
We did it, and so can you!
*Starting an online business is one of the fastest ways to take control of your life! Build your online business so you can get the respect, income and control over your time that you and your family deserve!
We can help! Learn more about our online business program at: https://flippedlifestyle.com/flipyourlife