I made a really big move the last few weeks.
Well, one of the biggest factors was when I said no to a consistent income. On paper, it was everything I wanted from a supplementary income for Sigil. Something that came every month, remote, creating content for a dynamic array of clients. But something felt wrong. The few content clients they said I would be assisting with turned into double digits. The person who was training me told me their daily schedule and it just seemed not like a supplement but a replacement for the career I've been building. I took a moment to think about it, did I want to place the pause button on Sigil while I generated a more consistent revenue? And I said no. It didn't feel right. Granted, it's not that this was a bad job, not even a little bit. It just was a bad fit, for me.
So you know what I did? I went with my gut. I called ownership and I explained that it wasn't a good fit for me. I was honest, kind and appreciative of the opportunity. After twenty minutes we parted ways amicably. After I made that decision, I actually got a few bids for ideal clients and even generated a comparable income via my courses to the salary they had proposed.
So, cool! I went with my gut. That might sound weird, coming from someone that's pretty rational and comes from a business background, but ultimately at the end of the day, it's the gut that helps you weigh on the decisions. You want to hear something epic?
You always know the answer to the question that is being asked, it's just about accessing it. Whatever that might be. So next time that you're struggling, I want you to ask yourself "how does this feel?" And then make a decision.
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