How to Escape Your 9 to 5 – Lets Find Out

Would you love the freedom of working for yourself? Is Freedom something that is VERY important to you?  Would you like to know how to escape your 9 to 5?  Do you like the notion of a 9-5 having to ask permission to take a vacation? – Well, it never sat well with me!

Are you tired of waking up in the morning to go to work and sit in the rush hour traffic so you can spend 8 hours in a job you hate?  Well, you are not alone.  According to Gallup study on the American workplace two-third of American workers aren’t thrilled with their actual jobs.

Once you become fully aware that you are wasting your time and effort working for people who does not respect you and sees you like production units rather than a valued employee, then you have taken a big step forward!

What is Job Security?

People clinging to job security, savings, retirement plans and other relics will be the ones financially-ravaged from 2010-2020, the most volatile world-changing decade in history.

-Robert Kiyosaki

How to Escape Your 9 to 5 … even while still working a full-time job!

Its called PRIORITIZE Your Work Day!

You first need to figure out how to make it work…

First:  Question yourself:  How bad do you want it?

Second:  Do not talk about your plans at work.  All you will get is doubts and discouragement.  Talking about your plans of starting an online business is a very dangerous game to play.  Why is that?  Remember, you are all in the same boat, the 9 to 5 one.  Some don’t have the courage you have to start their own business.  You don’t need your boss to know it yet as you need that paycheck right now!

Fear Of Failures

Are you scared you are going to fail?  Well if you don’t try you will never know!  Do you want to know a little secret?  Failure is part of the trying something.  Go back, acknowledge your mistakes, correct them and back on the road again.  We all learn from our mistakes and it makes us stronger!  You think I didn’t fail before?   I think we all do at one point, but the determination to succeed will win!


Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

-Og Mandino

Trust me when I say, “It’s not easy.” It takes WORK to achieve business success!  If it was easy, we would all be rich!

You need B.A.M.

***Brain: Know a lot about your Passion

***Attitude: Be excited about your Passion

***Motivation: High level of determination is a must

 Get Organised

Get yourself ORGANISE so you can stay on track.  This is the most important PHASE as it is very easy to get distracted.

ORGANISING seems easy but it could be a hard task while working a 9 to 5 job, so you really need to stay focus and stick to your daily schedule.  Google Keep is a great way to help you stay on track!

Set up how much time you can allow yourself to work on your online business.  Here is a daily example”

6:00 AM:  Wake up and give yourself 30-60 minutes to work on your business

8:00 AM:  Time to leave for your 9 to 5 job (This schedule can be adjusted to your full-time job)

Lunch Break:  Depending on the time you have you can squeeze 20 minutes to work on your business

5:00 PM:  Time to go home and fix dinner

7:00 PM:  Allow some time to work your business…work as long as you can…..then relax before bed.

You must stick to your schedule!  Knowing how to manage your time can save you from common pitfalls that many online business encounters.

Alternative Work Schedule Proposal:

You can propose your employer to work 10 hours a day for 4 days instead of 8 hours a day for 5 days.  Use that extra day to work on your business while the kids still in school or daycare.

You can also go part time if possible.

Telecommute once or twice a week

All those suggestions will allow you to build up your business while still getting a regular paycheck.  You will then be able to grow your business and eventually say: NO MORE 9 to 5 Life!

Analyse your finance

Review all your debts.  See which one as the highest interest rate.  Meet with a financial adviser at your bank, its free.  Maybe you can get a personal line of credit to consolidate your debts.  This can lower your monthly payment between 30% – 50% as a personal line of credit interest rate is lower than credit cards.  But the financial adviser will be the most qualified person to direct you.



Next Step:   Make a Commitment

Ask yourself this question:  How bad do you want to succeed?  Always remember your answer when times get rough because it will.  Also, Think about your job that you hate. That should be good enough to get you going.   Growing your business when working a 9 to 5 job will be the most challenging experience of your life as it should!

Be prepared to work hard at least 10 to 20 hours a week.  Coming home from a full-time job and diving back to work is not easy.  You have to discipline yourself.

Starting your online business while you still employed has its benefits

  1.   It will let you find out if online business is for you
  2.   Is it profitable enough to quit my job
  3.   Financial security while building your business

When will I know it’s time to quit my job?

This is all part of your business plan.  You need to set goals at the start…it could be a date, an income target…. You can always change it at a later date.  Be Realistic.  Estimate what your business needs to make each month in order to be able to quit the 9 to 5 life.

What total income will you have to bring to duplicate what you will be giving up including all the benefit from your day job.  So to answer the question, I would say quit your day job as soon as it makes sense to do so and not sooner.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

-Thomas A. Edison


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4 Comments so far:

  1. Hello
    this is so true, it takes time and effort to run a business. Most business’s fail because a lot of individuals think that a business runs itself, but it does not

    • Hello Michael, Yes you are absolutely right. Especially online…people have the misconception about an online business…you build your site and put insert ads/links and money will start rolling. So WRONG

  2. I really enjoyed this article. When you mentioned that over 2/3 rds of the US population really don’t like their jobs i must admit i was not surprised.

    I hear it all the time. “I hate my job” “I’m so tired of not being appreciated” the list goes on and the fact of the matter is that is the reality for many Americans.

    Escaping the 9-5 is a dream that an honest person would say is their dream.

    Working for yourself and giving yourself the freedom to work your own hours and be around your family more is truly a blessing that us entrepreneurs have.

    It does not come easy. That is one point people must understand. But the rewards far surpass the struggle and learning experiences. Like you said “HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT!”

    Setting goals is the best way to achieve you hearts desire.

    A wise man by the name of Earl Nightengale once said, “A man/woman without goals is like a ship with no course. If the ship ever made it out of the harbor would be feat.”

    For those looking to jump into our arena i think its an excellent idea and you should go for it.

    Make a plan, stay committed, and make goals.

    • Hi Justin! Thank you for that nice speech! I hear that myself all the time too “I hate my Job”. I was one of them! But now like you, we escape the 9 to 5 routine and I want to show other people how to escape it too!

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