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Why i lost 6 figures and loved it!

Discussion in 'Mindset, Motivation, Choices' started by secretentourage, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. secretentourage
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    Hey Guys,

    I was going through my comp and found this old email I sent my team years ago when I resigned. I hope it can inspire you to act on your dreams.

    For those of you who dont know me, I introduced myself in this thread.

    http://www.thefastlaneforum.com/int...44357-secret-entourage-founder-fast-lane.html

    I am the founder of Secret Entourage and The Third Circle Theory.

    "There comes a time in your life where you realize that no matter how much money you make, the work you are doing simply holds no value anymore. You take a moment to look around you and see others performing the same job only to realize you no longer fit in and the people that once believed in similar things and in similar ways have all been replaced by people who look like blind robots. Its that time that you realize that those are the same people you started with and that it is you that has changed your perspective and views on what you do and where you work. We have all been there and have all felt that way, which is why we often go seek an alternative job elsewhere and only find ourselves in the same predicament 5 years later. It s a never ending cycle for those of us above the roles we currently hold in other people’s organizations.

    A point comes in your life where you have to make a choice as to where you want to be going and the way you want to get there. While many of us have had that honest conversation with ourselves, it is often letting go of the fear of uncertainty and insecurity that we need to get over. This can be quite difficult if you have not had a strong influence of entrepreneurs in your surrounding.

    For me that road came recently when I made a choice that I was far more superior than those I worked for and therefore the path I was taking was simply too easy, and the rewards in the long term way to small. It was a difficult journey letting go of the monetary rewards associated with just sitting there but certainly a necessary move in order to expand my reach to a new level of experience and certainly to attain a reward above and beyond that of the average person reaches for. The idea of letting go of that security and taking a chance on yourself is something that makes you significantly superior to those around you and a validation that you were right thinking you were superior. Your ability to overcome the fear and put yourself in a do or die situation makes you an exceptional individual and you should never forget that.

    Change certainly is not easy, and entrepreneurship certainly is much harder than most believe it to be. The rewards are greater but very few reach the end, and while the rewards usually motivate the majority to start, it is the journey that creates some of today’s brightest and most innovative entrepreneurs. It is those that are in the game to prove their ability to have an impact on society greater than the one their past boss believed them to be capable of, that become the legends we talk about in our day to day lives. Most of those that start for the rewards usually miss the mark or simply fall short. Often due to the fact that they never anticipate the rewards to take so long to come and often underestimate the difficulties behind the execution of their idea. This often leads to giving up and letting go only to seek alternative means to be rewarded faster.

    When I chose to let go of my job, I did so understanding that there is a chance I might fail but also a chance I might lose more than I started with. I also left with the understanding that we only have one chance at making the impact we want in the world, and even though many of you are waiting for you chance to come, I decided to create my own by taking a leap of faith, and believing in my own ability to bring forward the change I seek.

    I quit my job because I believed in myself more than I believed in the organization or people I worked for, and that was a pretty good reason to do so. Despite many of you thinking that you would never let go of a 6 figure job without having alternatives waiting for you, I urge you to rethink your position on life in general. If it holds true that most of us want to matter in the world and have an impact on those around us in a positive and memorable way, then why help build someone else dream only to find yourself one day faced with termination or retirement. Despite one looking better than the other, they certainly are both very poor choices and should not be a part of your plan, but rather only a stepping stone into attaining the skills needed to use in the real world and to bring your very own vision to life.

    One can argue that dropping a six figure job can be risky but I could argue that if you are not wiling to take risk, there can be no reward; and certainly not the reward I seek in my life. You get one life to truly live as you want, and that life is the one you have now. Regardless of what your past circumstance entails, it certainly doesn’t come with a disclosure that you cannot change your very own outcome at any time through you very own actions. On that note I will leave you with a saying I use quite often when coaching people and tell you that regardless of what your goals are, everyday you are dreaming of them, someone else is acting to reach them."


    "Live the life you want so that life doesn’t create the person it wants."
     
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    Thanks for posting this, it really resonates with me. I recently quit my great paying, stable job for the very reasons you mention here. I was tired of trading comfort for happiness. We only have one life to live so why waste it being bored and content.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Great post! Very much enjoyed reading it. Kinda wish I wrote it :). I'm sure many people on here can relate to this. It brought up some strong feelings for me personally.

    I sure hope that I can leave my job soon and focus on my business full-time. I feel lost at this job, like I'm not even me anymore, hoinestly I feel like a totally different person through the day. But I guess this could be a good thing as well. It only motivates me and drives me to push harder.

    Conversely, when I'm at home working on my business, I feel like I'm whole again, and full of life, I love working on my business. It's hard to describe the feeling you get when you create something that people are willing to give you money for. Especially when you receive an email saying they absolutely love the product and how there friends always comment on it. Also, some people might call me a fairy winkle for this, but I did cry a little when I sold my first canvas. I was so happy.

    I know I'll get out. Just wish it was sooner then later. Patience has never been my strong point.

    Again, thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
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    You are very welcome buddy
     
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    ^^^ good one
     

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