Packed in the day job...

JP's 'Pursuing the Dream' - Week zero

4w ago

Several weeks back, I wrote about mental health and what I enjoy doing when I am in a bit of a life lull. I had an amazing response from the DriveTribe community and it plunged me into deep thought and reflection. Hence why I've been quiet for a few weeks...

Not sure about you, but I used to search for what takes my mind of the things that drain me - usually going for drive.

What am I playing at?

God I'm an idiot - The real solution has been staring me in the face for years. If something drains me, get rid of it.

Probably the most difficult decision of my life, but I decided in April to quit my well paid corporate job to pursue a career in the car industry. If I was to tell you that I wasn't a bit fearful about my decision, I would be lying to you. To say that I already feel a million times better would be absolute truth.

What next?

A move like this comes with it's sacrifices. Last week I waved goodbye to my beautiful BMW M140i to free up some finances for my next move, to be confirmed.

So long, farewell - you weapon.

So long, farewell - you weapon.

I have a few ideas up my sleeve and I want to document and share with you my progress and what I've learned. If you're in a similar boat, I hope this will inspire you to find a better life.

A few people have asked why I haven't transitioned out of the job whilst growing a side hustle. Good question, but I want leave you with a story from the book 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill, in which I take comfort from.

"A long while ago, a great warrior faced a situation which made it necessary for him to make a decision which ensured his success on the battlefield. He was about to send his armies against a powerful foe, whose men outnumbered his own. He loaded his soldiers into boats, sailed to the enemies country, unloaded the soldiers and equipment, then gave the order to burn the ships that had carried them. Addressing his men before the first battle, he said, "You see the boats going up in smoke. That means that we cannot leave these shores alive unless we win! We now have no choice - we win - or we perish! They won.

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by so doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a BURNING DESIRE TO WIN, essential to success"

Let that sink in.


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  • It’s hard changing/leaving jobs. It was hard when Jag sacked me, and I was unemployed for a while, but, I don’t want this to put you off. Be determined, pursue your dream, and, I wish you the best JP.

      1 month ago