I quit the corporate grind last April 2016 to write and build an author business (and also start a tech startup called Market Orders).
Here, I share with you my diary entry when I left being an employee and became an entrepreneur. This took some courage to do and is the original post I wrote shortly after taking the leap (only tidied up for improved readability). Read on to take a peak into my mindset, warts and all!
Read on to take a peak into my mindset, warts and all!
Day 1 Entrepreneur – My diary entry
So today was my first official day of working for myself!!! Although I left corporate last Thursday I gave myself Friday and the weekend to just take a break and let it all sink in.
I spent all weekend just de-cluttering, and I found it amazingly easy to get rid of stuff that I have been holding on for years.
I found it so easy to just let it go. I feel like I no longer need those items and that they belong to the old version of me.
I feel like I am entering a new chapter and a new journey and as such, I no longer need the old things which perhaps I needed before but no longer serve me.
I also surprisingly, for me, found it easy to give away about 70 books, considering I am a massive book hoarder. But it felt so good, and I’m happy to give them away.
I also cleared out six sackfuls of beautiful shoes and bags, but I don’t care for them nor do I love them anymore. So I feel its better I give them away whereby they can find a new home and be loved and cared for by someone else.
I know I am starting a new journey and I feel good about it. I feel this is the right time and place for me to start self-employment and create and add value to the world by building my business. Its super exciting and I am looking forward to what I can and will create.
I feel like I am purging out all the things that no longer serve me. I cleared out my clothes and books as well as my inbox.
I feel lighter and happier and today just came across a charity bin right round the corner from me so I can drop my stuff there rather than it sitting at home cluttering up the room as I am so keen just to get rid of the stuff.
It feels so liberating knowing that I am in control and that all these material things no longer have a hold over me.
I don’t feel guilt or the need to hold onto them. Instead, I feel in control and only kept items that make me feel good and give me energy.
There were some items that totally drained me when I looked at them or other things I didn’t love anymore but felt obliged to keep them.
But not anymore. I feel happy to let them go. I feel I am cutting the deadweight so that I can now fly an dlift off with no dead baggage holding me back!