Why I Quit my Job to Start a Business

– Have you ever felt like you
never quite fit into the mold? Like there’s something around the corner waiting for you to discover but you couldn’t quite
put your finger on it. You have a great work ethic. You’re passionate. You work hard but no
job ever fulfilled you. You have all these crazy
ideas running around through your mind but not
everyone in your circle gets it. Well, come here. You might just be a
natural born entrepreneur. (gentle music) Before I became an entrepreneur, I had lots of jobs. I worked in radio. I worked in event management. I worked in marketing. I worked, I was a dental hygienist. I worked with a lot of
different industries. And in that, I had a lot of experience. I got to work with celebrities. I got to work in radio with
some of the top markets. And I got to put people on stages, people who are huge names now. I got to work with them before they became the massive, I mean, books on your shelf, see them on TV like. I had an amazing experience
being able to do that. As exciting as that was, it
wasn’t fulfilling for me. I didn’t like having a boss. I didn’t like not being the lead. I wanted to be able to
create, and be on my on terms. So I left the exciting industry I was in, in entertainment, radio
and event management. And I went into dental hygiene. Seems like a very
different, a different leap. But what my intention was
was to be a dental hygienist while I could figure out
what did I want to do. How could I invest my time into something that I did feel fulfilled in. And while I was a dental hygienist, that’s when I found social
media and video marketing, and YouTube and from there,
I was able to take the leap, which is not just as easy
as just taking the jump, ’cause of course, there’s the mindset and the family, or the people
who just don’t understand or know what you’re doing that
might try to encourage you to stay safe and that’s totally fine. But I knew that there was something more than I needed to do. So I took that leap and went
all in on this business. And with this big decision,
if you’ve been there or if you’re at that place yourself, it’s like you feel every emotion. You have fear, and excitement, doubt, imposter syndrome. This is when you have to fight through the resistance the most. Anytime you feel resistance
or fear or constraint, it’s likely that that’s because that’s the most important
place that you need to go. So when I left dental hygiene, and went all in on this business, it was so exciting to
leave the nine to five and a lot of people might think, once I get there, once I’m
able to leave this job, I’ll feel like I’ve made it. But the truth is, you’re never gonna feel like you’ve made it. ‘Cause you just get to the next level. It’s like you climb that mountain, you think you’ve gotten to the peak but, guess what, it was a ledge and there’s a whole new mountain to climb. New level, new devil,
it’s a new challenge. So if you wanna get a
headstart on that mindset that’s needed to go through this journey. I’d love for you to download
my “Thought Leader Handbook” in the link below. When you have a vision and
you want it to come true the question isn’t should
you start a business but that the question becomes
what action will you take? Who do you need to be? What do you need to do to
have what you wanna have? For me, I needed to be committed to leaving the nine to five
so that I could be committed to growing the business. I know you might have heard
the phrase burn your boats. Tony Robbin says that a
lot of like don’t have that that fall back plan. Go all in. Burn the boats. Not every entrepreneurial story
started with this aha moment and then smoothed out from there. Mine surely didn’t. In fact, I actually left my nine to five in a position where I didn’t feel ready. It was actually my husband
who was my fiance at the time. We were two months away from
our wedding, had an accident. He had a dirt biking accident
and was very injured. He actually had both arms in cast, his tailbone was fractured. And he couldn’t, I mean,
he didn’t have arms. He couldn’t take care of himself. He was in a lot of pain,
and he couldn’t go to work so we just lost his income. But he also couldn’t take care of himself. So, I had to call the
dental office and say, I can’t come to work
tomorrow and I don’t know when I can come back. And from there I had a
few clients on the side doing social media. I had already been doing
a few videos for YouTube to get my name out there. And that’s where we went all in. I always knew there was something more, something that I wanted to tap into and circumstances happened
that left me with no choice but to just go for it. And it was one of the best
decisions I ever made. When you take the leap and
start your own business, there are some things
that you may experience like incurring costs, even with an online, service based business, there are softwares you have to pay for. Maybe you start to
outsource some of your work. You hire a team. Another thing is doing it
all on your own for a while. When we first start a business, if you’re a solopreneur, you
often have to do everything. You’re the CEO, the
chief everything officer. You’re doing absolutely everything. And the challenge with that afterwards is as you start to build a
team, you still sometimes have that feeling that you
have to do everything yourself but the only way you’re
gonna be able to grow is by delegating and learning
how to lead a team instead of doing everything yourself. And another thing is
realizing that you need to invest in yourself to be able
to invest in your business. Like signing up for coaching,
attending masterminds, seeking the help of a mentor. I always look at it as standing
on the shoulders of giants. I wanna hire people and learn from people who are doing what I wanna do, who have the results that I wanna have. And so i really, very
much invest in my self, not just in in mentorship
but also in self care and in my education and where I learn from but also how I feel in all aspects, mentally, emotionally, physically. And lastly, the other thing
that you may experience is cycling, shifting, in your business and we call it cycling because it’s like you go through a cycle where or a phase where you learn something
and there are pros, there are cons, so for me, I mentioned this earlier,
when you start your business you might be saying yes to everything ’cause you just want the opportunities. But often, it’s where you have to say no to be able to learn from
who are the actual people you wanna work with. What values and what integrity do you wanna have in your business? So for me, I actually,
when I first started said yes to everything and I wanted to be this like Jack of all trades
and be able to do everything. But my business grew the
most when I was able to say no to specific clients
who might not have aligned with my values or say no
to things that weren’t my zone of genius. Yes, I know how to design websites. I know how to do graphic design. I’m actually good at it. But my wheelhouse, my
genius, my best skills are in video marketing and strategy and offer creations so
that I can help my clients build the business and
get the huge results that they deserve and
that their audience needs. And so when I was able to
narrow down what I’m good at and not say yes to everything, and even, especially a big lesson was
to not say yes to clients that weren’t in alignment with me. That’s where I was, first of all, happier, more fulfilled in what I was doing, which attracts the best clients and the best opportunities to you. If you’ve been around
my channel for a while. You may already know that my
expertise is using YouTube to build businesses. It’s one of the reasons why
I was able to become visible and attract the right clients. I know the initial constraints
that entrepreneurs have in the beginning and I’ve been
able to use that knowledge to help other business
owners find a solution. And so I’ve included here
a link where you can access the VIP Code, VIP stands
for Video Impact Profit that gives you all the resources that you need to get started so that you can build your business, you can get visible, scale your audience and your ROI using video marketing. So click the link below to get that. And if you like this
video, hit the thumbs up. Comment below and of course, subscribe for more weekly videos. But I wanna know for you,
what were your struggles that you had in your business. What were the big lessons that
you learned along the way? Comment below and I’ll
see you in the next video. (gentle music)

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4 thoughts on “Why I Quit my Job to Start a Business

  1. hi Marley, your story just motivated me,
    I also did many jobs in the beginning, Started my career in a TV channel, then event management, then photography studio, after that digital marketing,, still am confused that I should do a job or work on my own. Recently am working as an entrepreneur …(helping clients in social media) I am really happy to see this video.. to get motivated I will watch this video daily..


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