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Walking away from 50K

Bank PictureYes, it’s true.  A little over a month ago, I put in my 2 weeks’ notice from my job at a well-respected company, paying me a very decent salary, to pursue making a living primarily through selling online.  I plan on selling things mostly on ebay and amazon to replace the income that I had from my previous job.  This isn’t the only reason I am stepping away, as I am also a part owner of the textbooks business,, which I am also going to devote more time to.  However, this is a much more seasonal business, and my plan is to make my consistent income through selling things online.

This may sound like a crazy plan, and maybe it is, but the question that I have often been asked is, why? I think the best answer to that question is through a famous quote from Mr. Steve Jobs,

“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

The truth is that the answer to the above question was “No” for too many days in a row.  It’s not that I hated my job, it was a good position with definite positives, but it wasn’t want I really wanted to do with my time.  My dream has always been to own my own business and be on my own terms for as long as I can remember.  So the answer to the why is simply that I have dreams that I would rather be pursuing than working a job that is working to fulfill the dreams of others.  I made this choice because this is what I want to do, and if I did not do it I would likely regret it down the road.

Now that I am young, single, and have very few commitments besides myself I feel that it is my best opportunity to give this a shot, and I am taking it.  I will be posting about my experiences from selling online full time, and will plan on sharing on a monthly basis the actual profits/losses from the prior month.  I will also post on a regular basis about what I have learned through this process, and anything else that I feel would be valuable.  I invite you to come along and enjoy the ride by following along through this blog.


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