The Story Of Why I Quit My Full-Time Job


As you probably may know, I am an open book when it comes to sharing my journey into entrepreneurship. It hasn’t been easy and I can only hope that by sharing my ups and downs that I will inspire or at least lend a little motivation to someone wanting to do the same. I’ve been asked a few times how and why did I decide to quit my full-time job to work on my business full-time, so I figured I would dig up this old vlog I recorded a little while ago that shares that major piece of my journey. A lot of people transition into entrepreneurship with a plan but that wasn’t me at all. I was in a position where I felt like I had to choose my sanity over a paycheck and ultimately…sanity won.

Check out the full video below.

Not mentioned in the video:

My first online shop (Eclectic Star) was open a little over a year prior to me quitting my job.

HAVE YOU MADE THE LEAP INTO FULL-TIME ENTREPRENEURSHIP? HOW DID YOU TRANSITION?

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  • Ma’am! Yes to this! I have this same exact thing going on right now! And I am doing something about it today! OMG this inspired me so much just now! (and I loved the video too btw) keep it up!

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    • Thank you!!! And I already told you but im so happy for you!!

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  • Okay. I’m commenting as I watch and your old job is MY LIFE. Seriously, I tell Leo and my mom EVERY DAY that I feel the life being sucked out of me when I come here. Nothing but absolute negativity, and lately it has been extremely micro managed to the point where they took our trash cans so we wouldn’t eat -_-
    Anyways, you’re extremely brave for your decision! Clearly it was a great one 🙂 Good job, keep it up!

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    • Wowwww that is ridiculous!! I dont know what it is about call centers but everyone I have worked in have treated their employees like crap smh. Thank you so much!!

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  • I can relate and It was inspiring hearing it from you that’s how I felt when I was working at Wells Fargo, it was torturing me everyday I was in there… Keep up the good work my love!!

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  • Yay!! girl i was waiting for you to finally start vlogging! I can definitely relate working in fastfood and retail i was miserable, ive been working for myself fulltime for 2 years now but now that im back in school im on a job hunt again just for a little bit until i graduate. you are so inspiring!

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    • Thank you so much!!! There is def nothing wrong with working for some one else I just dont think anyone should be miserable! You got this girl!!

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  • I hate being in front of a camera, too! The sound of my own voice… like nails on a damn chalkboard. Go YOU for doing it!!!!! :DI totally hear you on the atmosphere at work. ONE saving grace for me at my job is that we have a window… which is super rare – but I’ve been at places w/o windows before and it is a NIGHTMARE.
    P.S. People. Are. Dicks.

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    • Lol I def hate my voice!! I think I sound like a country bumpkin! It should be some sort of law against people working with no sun light smh..Yes people are dicks!

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  • Loved the video and you have inspired me to do my first vlog. Stay tuned..lol I definitely can relate to working somewhere and being unfulfilled. That is how my last job was and when they decided to lay everyone off- that was the best thing that could have happened for me. Instead of looking for a new “job”. I decided to pursue my dreams and I couldn’t be more happier. It is such a wonderful feeling to be doing exactly what you want in life. I am proud of you and wish you nothing but success. So glad I found your blog, it’s such an inspiration. Thank you!

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    • Thank you so much!! I dont think you know how much this really means to me! And i cant wait to watch your video!! I love how you turned what would of been a bad thing into something positive for yourself. now THAT is inspiring!!

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  • I knew we were destined to get together, I worked at a call center and it was by far the worst job I’ve ever had. My co-workers and I develop a serious drinking problems because of working there. The only difference is, I would take supervisor calls when someone got crazies like the lady you had. She would have gotten checked and still made her payment. I’ve been yelled at, curse at, treated like crap. People don’t understand what people go through by working at a call center. It’s one of the roughest jobs in America.
    The happiest day of my life was when my doctor told me that I couldn’t physical work anymore. I went and got my freedom papers from the just a few months ago after being on medical leave for a year. I’m glad you got out and doing something that makes you happy rather than destroying you.

    Side Note: Your accent is murdering my soul and what I mean by murder is that my heart is filling up with tiny little hearts and there isn’t anymore room. lmao.

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    • Ahh yes it was fate!! I really wish some of the people who think its cool to go off on customer service reps could work the job for at least one week to get a feel of what it is really like to work there! You def dont get paid enough to put up with the crap that they expect for you too! I hate that it took an illness for you to get out but im sure you are much happier now too!
      Ahh I hate my voice lol I think I sound like someones country cousin!

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  • Being miserable sucks. Its the worst. Luckily I love what I do and never wake up hating going to work. Love that your blogging.

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    • Isnt it a great feeling?! I wish i would have taken the leap a little sooner

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  • I knew we had a lot in common! I didn’t have an issue with my job, but with my whole life!!! Before I left my old life for a new one I felt those same emotions. I was unhappy and feeling depressed and knew that I had to get out and make a change immediately before I lost myself. My breaking point was when I knew I had to leave a failing marriage, and my daughter asked me why I didn’t smile anymore. I literally said a prayer one night and went into the work the next day and gave my notice. I moved back to my home state and started completely over with a new outlook on life and a new business (that was in 2009). I have never looked back and haven’t been happier. I love everything about being an entrepreneur!!! So a major CONGRATS to you for being bold and fearless in pursuing your dreams!!! In my head with have just become blog best friends. I just absolutely love seeing people that I admire pushing their fears aside and going for it. You did absolutely great on your Vlog!!! Thank you for sharing your story as you clearly have inspired me to share mine.

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    • Ahh I def admire you! Your leap of faith was MAJOR! But Im so happy that you are in a good place and happy with the new life you chose! Isnt it amazing how God works?! I tell people all the time that becoming a full time entrepreneur is a major decision and its not easy but its SO worth it! Thank you so much! I dont think you know how much your kind words mean to me!! haha we are DEF blog besties now!!!! And keep sharing your story! I promise I didnt even think anyone would care about mine but you never know how many people may be in the situation you were in or have gone through it!

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    • I was terrified! Trust me lol. Do it! I promise its not as bad as I thought it would be!

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  • This is awesome. Some times you have to take the leap of faith when you’re in a bad situation like that. I quit my job without having another job lined up. I took out a loan to pay bills until I found another job because I just knew I would have a job soon! Wrong!! It took me 4 months to find another job and it was only part-time. Then after that, I worked that part-time job for a little over a year!! It was a rough patch, but I feel like quitting that first job was the best thing I’ve done for my career.
    This was a great video!

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    • Thank you so much!! And sometimes you have to put yourself in uncomfortable positions in order to be truly happy! I def admire you for that!

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  • Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! This video was great! I’m so glad you stepped out of your comfort zone, and by doing so inspired so many of us who follow you to also step out of our comfort zone.

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    • Thank you Soooo much!!! I really do hope it inspires others to share their stories

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