Want to Quit Teaching?
Want to quit teaching?
I did too.
In fact, about a year ago, I was desperate to quit teaching and work from home.
I knew it was time to leave, but when I first considered working from home, I felt…
- Overwhelmed at how much I needed to do and how little time I had
- Like “someone like me” — a teacher with very little experience in any other career — wouldn’t be able to have a successful work-at-home career
- Like I didn’t have the skills I needed to start a new career.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed about working from home, especially if it’s not something you’ve ever done before.
But most people who work from home have three things in common:
- They don’t want to be stuck in under fluorescent lights or in an office.
- They didn’t go back to college to get their work-at-home job.
- They are consistent.
Landing a work-at-home career is simple — not easy, but it is simple.
The Simple Formula for success
Here’s the formula my friend Caitlin (work-at-home queen who went from making 40k/year to creating a multi-million dollar business) taught me.
Build the skills + solve problems for people = get paid
Want to get paid more? Build more skills so you can solve more problems.
This simple formula is great news for teachers like you.
It means you don’t need to spend hours a day working on your side hustle. (If you need side hustle ideas, check out this post.)
Would that help you get there faster? Sure. But if that feels too overwhelming, spend one hour a day working on it. You don’t have to move mountains every day, you just have to be consistent and take action daily. Here’s the good news. You already have a ton of skills to build on. If you feel a little unsure about those skills, check out this resource. The Teacher’s Toolkit is an eBook that helps you identify the skills you already have from teaching so you can feel confident applying for non-teaching jobs or starting your own business from your teaching skills. It’s all about taking action!
Just 1 hour a day
One hour a day building and practicing those skills while seeking out people who have problems you can solve is a recipe for success.
It won’t happen overnight, but it could happen in a year.
Because if you spend one hour a day working on your biz, you’ve spent 365 hours on your work-at-home job at the end of the year — that’s the equivalence of nearly 10 whole weeks!
Now, you could also decide that it’s too much time, that you’re too busy, or that it could never happen for you.
But what else will you do with that 1 hour a day that’s going to be more impactful?
Complain about how you want to be be doing something else?
If you want to quit teaching, you’ll need to commit to yourself.
If you want to quit teaching, the consistent action of working on your craft (whatever that looks like for your business) is what’s going to get you there.
What is most important to you in the long game?