Here at the House of Tindale we’re on a mission to help you unleash your inner Rebel, Rockstar, Goddess, and Boss. Our handbags and accessories aren’t the only way to shout to the world ‘This is who I am!’ – but our new RRGV TV series of life hacks will help you get there, too!
So if you want to become more of a Rebel, we’ve got a great Life Hack for you. We sat down with Matthew Fitzpatrick, renowned life coach and mentor, who explains:
Number one, if someone wants to quit their job, the first thing I want them is to actually have a plan for what to do afterwards. Don’t just quit your job and then think it will all work out. Actually have a plan. But if you do have your plan, then two things. Number one, a lot of people are scared about what’s going to happen, but for someone who’s working in a job, the worst thing that will happen is you just end up in another job. So often people come and see me, and I just tell them, “The worst thing that’s going to happen is you’re going to end up exactly where you are now.”
If you quit your job and you go build a business and it doesn’t work at all, all right, the worst thing that’s going to happen is you can call a recruiter and get the same job that you currently in. The risk really isn’t there. The second thing is to recognition that courage is an emotion that comes for half an hour at a time. You get courage for half an hour, and you have to commit in that half an hour.
To give you example. I was at medical school here in Sydney, and I dropped out to come and build this business. When I made the decision to drop out of med school, it was 11 o’clock at night. I was out of med school by 11:05. As soon as I got the courage, I was like, all right, I’m going to do this. Then I went and took action [inaudible 00:01:37] committed me.
If people come and see me and they want to move overseas, I told them, okay, book the flights now. You can book a fully refundable flight. You can do whatever it is you need to, but when you have the courage, you have to do something in that moment. Because as soon as the courage goes away, your brain will start coming back in and telling you you should do something else.
Learning to first of all identify when you’re feeling that courage and to trust that you need to act, that this energy is there.
Well, you need to commit.
Right. The second I dropped out of med school my brain was like, all right, well we’re doing this. It’s done. I can’t back out now.
It’s about backing yourself.
Well, it’s about backing yourself when you have the courage, right?
A lot of people look at what I’ve gone, dropped out of med school and building a business. They think I just have courage …
: … all the time. No, no, no. I had courage for one half an hour period and so I committed in that half an hour that made me do this action
Then following through with that commitment.
Yes, yes. For many people it’s sending an email to a boss. It’s going and talking to a supervisor. It can be signing on and dropping out of university or dropping out of school, whatever it is, but yeah. When you have that courage, when you have that window, you need to do something to work through it.
Okay. Awesome. Thanks MJ.
Thank you so much.
There you go guys. We have our rebel life hack number one, how to find the courage to quit your job.
Matthew F.: Perfect.
Gabrielle T.: We’d love to hear from you about the time you’ve drawn on your courage to either quit your job or to make some other major life changes. Head over to the website at www.houseoftindale.com and leave a message on our blog.
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