Life Outside the 9 to 5
Whether you live to work or work to live we are here to tell you that you can have both. While the typical work week is 40 hours it is easy to see why many people begin to feel as though everything else outside of their 9 to 5 ends up taking a back seat to their jobs. The trick here is to create a career—and a life—that doesn't feel like work. What about spending 40 hours a week helping people start their own businesses, or teaching a classroom full of children sign language, or creating travel guides for families? Jobs that begin as a passion or hobby and bloom into a profession can help to make work feel less like working and more like living.
Shouts out to…
B.D. Dalton in Birmingham, UK began his jump in 2002 when he moved to the UK to work as a partner at Edward Jones Investments. In 2009 Edward Jones decided not to continue expansion into Europe, sold its UK business and offered B.D. a job back home in Seattle, Washington. Since he felt as though he had built up yet another business from scratch he decided to stay and eventually took the leap of starting his own company, Bart Dalton Consulting. Since then B.D. and his team have given business owners the tools and platform to get them to the next level. Thanks for sharing your story, B.D.!
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On the podcast…
“It’s not going to matter, I won’t be here next year.” Robin Finney, owner of Wandering Aunt Travels, spent 11 years giving herself that same pep talk, year after year until finally one day she jumped from the 9 to 5 world to follow her dream. During her years working in corporate marketing, Robin traveled the world every chance she got. She found freedom and excitement in the unknown of new places and found herself trying new things that she otherwise never would have. Slowly but surely this freedom and excitement became a part of who she was until she could no longer ignore it. In 2018 Robin gave up the security of a corporate job and spent 7 months traveling solo across 4 continents and 11 countries. Her dream had finally become her reality and that is when Wandering Aunt Travels was born. Tune in now for a first-person glance into Robin’s daring life of travels and what she’s doing now to help others fulfill their dream of seeing beyond the view of their 9 to 5. Got a jump to share? We want to hear it!
In the news…
Experts share tips and tricks to quitting your job and finally living out your dream of traveling the world, worry-free (Travel and Leisure). If you are not making any mistakes, you are not moving forward. Forbes shares the three ways that failure will actually help to advance your career (Forbes).
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