There's no doubt we as Black women can get the short end of the stick in the workplace but that doesn't mean you can't do something about it. Sometimes we've got to think outside of our situation to see what's better for us.
"Recently, I decided to quit my very stable, yet stressful as hell, teaching job. Yes, in this economy. After 6 years in the classroom, it just wasn’t what I wanted to do anymore. I wanted to write. But these days–with newspapers and print magazines collapsing left and right–I couldn’t figure out a way to follow my passion without starving to death.
Then, I picked up Barbara J. Winter’s book, How to Make A Living Without A Job, and my mind opened completely up. Halfway through the book I realized that I was holding myself back, not the economy or the fact that glossies are folding. Me.
Because I love you Clutchettes, I’m going to share 5 tips that helped me quit my job, follow my dreams, and still be able to live normally (no starving artist b.s. for me!).
Step 1: Pick…
Many of us have dreams of grandeur. We want to write the next great novel. We want to travel around the world. We want to learn underwater basket-weaving. Whatever. One of the first steps to breaking out of a job you hate is to pick something you LOVE doing. Think about something you’d do even if you didn’t get paid for it. For me, that was writing. For you, it might be totally different." By Britni Danielle
Who says you can't change your present circumstance? I'm going back to school in a couple of weeks and even though I'm not quitting my job I AM thinking outside of the box and working on obtaining more out of life for myself as well as my family.
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5 Tips to Quitting Your Job & Still Making A Living
Keep your eyes open for opportunities Naturals,