In September of 2015, I left my job as a Call Center Supervisor for an insurance company. I had been with the company for 2 ½ years and I adored my co-workers, but the work had become boring. Steve Jobs once said “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” It was the same for me.
Part of changing your life is about changing your patterns. I wasn’t in the financial position to take 6 months or a year off to figure out what I wanted to do so I took a consulting gig. Figured it would get me away from the grind of a job that no longer excited me and give me the time I needed to map out my next steps. It was a great idea in theory, but like so many things in life it didn’t go according to plan. Two weeks into my assignment, the client postponed the project indefinitely and I was left without a way to earn a living.
I vowed I would never be in that position again! Eventually I found a job that I absolutely love, but after my experience I knew not to be totally reliant upon one source of income. I needed a way to make money on demand. That’s what feeds my ambition to build a side hustle empire and I won’t stop until I’m done!