I Quit My Job. Now What?

Like me, this cat is clearly pondering what's next.
Like me, this cat is clearly pondering what’s next.

Since I started informing friends, family, and colleagues that I quit my job, the logical question they’ve been asking is “What’s next?”.

And I honestly don’t know the answer.

I do know one thing, though: my life is going to be forever changed for the better, because I will design the lifestyle I’ve always dreamed of for my family and me. I will work harder and smarter, on better projects, within a completely flexible schedule. I’m going to make way more money than I ever thought possible. I will also help people that I like and respect to improve their own businesses, or to start new ones. In short, I will do more of the things that make me happy.

I also will do less of the things that bring me down. I will avoid all the trappings of the traditional job world. I will slowly but surely cut out my unhealthy behaviors, and everything else I don’t need. I will also stop placing limits on myself and what I can accomplish.

More of This

  • More reading
  • More writing
  • More thinking
  • More investing
  • More networking
  • More helping
  • More family
  • More exercise
  • More travel

Less of That

  • Less limitations
  • Less procrastinating
  • Less distractions
  • Less hating
  • Less TV
  • Less drinking
  • Less junk food
  • Less “stuff”

If I just do a little more of the “Mores” and a little less of the “Lesses” each day, I know I’ll be on the right track.

So, what’s next for me, now that I quit my job? More. And less.

How about you? What things do you want more of, and less of? I encourage you to make two lists like I did above. You don’t have to share them with me, or anyone else (although I’d love if you did). Just write them down and glance at them any time you need a reminder about where you want your life to go.

4 thoughts on “I Quit My Job. Now What?

  1. Thank you Tom for posting this blog. I was laid off on 3/31/2015 after working 41 years. I like your list and I will make one to keep me on track. Good luck in the future.


    1. Thank you for reading, Patty! Good luck with everything. Just remember to stay positive and think of your situation as an opportunity, not a setback.


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