Stop calling it a LEAP!
It’s not a leap.
A leap is irresponsible, unplanned, unpredictable, and scary. A leap is for risk takers, the kind of people who love the rush of adrenaline in their veins.
Quitting a toxic job is NOT a leap, nor should it be.
It’s a choice.
You are choosing to prioritize you, your health, and family over a paycheque.
You are deciding that you are done living a life of compromise, conformity and sacrifice.
It’s committing to do something bold, audacious and brave that will change your life because you want it to be different.
When I quit my job, I didn’t leap.
I weighed the pros and cons, made a million lists and had conversations with people in my inner circle who would be affected by my decision.
I skilled up, prepared and equipped myself with the knowledge and tools I needed to step out on my own and into the world of entrepreneurship.
I waited until the time was right, money was saved and the conviction in my bones was too hard to ignore. Notice I didn’t say I was “ready”.
I didn’t leap.
And you don’t have to either.
Instead, create a plan, a strategy, a blueprint for your escape.
Start taking small, intentional and courageous steps towards the life you want.
Stop believing you have to leap because “well, everyone else is doing it”. Your mother warned you about those people.
It’ll be a lot more responsible, strategic and deliberate when you do.
I’ll catch you on the other side.