I'm going to be going over how to gracefully quit your jobs and 5
specific tactics. You can use in handing in your resignation to make sure you
keep your options open and open yourself to new opportunities. I quit. Throw a flip
over a table or something. Isn't that what everybody wants to do is just go
crazy when they quit the job like, "This sucks.
Screw you guys." Many of you or many of us or whatever. Will have to you know, go
back and work a job. You know, you want to leave your options open. If you don't
want to burn all your bridges, it's not a good way to go through life. And in this
video, I'm going to be going over how to gracefully quit a job. I know, I quit my
job. I had no intention of ever going back. But I did it in a graceful manner
personally. And what ended up happening... My boss gave me just literally gave me
my pay for, you know, I said, I'm going to quit. But he gave me my pay for the next
6 months without having to do anything. He just said answer a few emails from
this one person. But I'm gonna go over a few ways of how I was able to create
such a crazy arrangement for myself quitting my job. But also a few ways how
you can gracefully quit your job. So, the first suggestion I have to gracefully
quit your job is give 1 month's notice. And this is what I did. If you're being
respectful, if you're truly trying to be respectful of any employer, keep in mind
that their business, it takes time to hire people. It takes much longer than
2 weeks to hire a suitable replacement for whatever position it as you do. You
know, the higher up of a position you are in, the longer it takes to hire
somebody. I know I've employed plenty of people. I've employed dozens and
dozens of people. I've also fired a lot of people. You know, in my career as an
entrepreneur, it can take months to hire a good person. So, give one month's notice.
I mean what you can do to truly be respectful is tell the employer. "Hey, you
know, I'm giving my one month's notice. But if
you need a little bit longer, let me know. I want to make sure that you find, you
have enough time to find a replacement for me." That's a graceful thing. Second
way to quit your job gracefully is be brief. Don't drag on it anything
long-winded. No stories, okay? No stories. Don't go on about stories of what they
can improve or what you can improve or how good of a job they did or how
good of a job you think you did. Or what coworker was stealing from them or
whatever. No. They don't need to know much. Be brief, okay? Just say, "Hey, I just like
to let you know, I'm handing in... You know, I'm giving you my one month's notice. It
was nice working here." Don't go into other things. Just say, "I'm handing in my
one month's notice." You don't need to go into other topics of conversation. Okay.
This goes into the third point which is be discreet. Really important. Be discreet.
Again, if you are going to a competitor company, they don't need to
know that. If you are going to work for another company, they don't need to know
that. If you are going to work on your own, they don't need to know that. If you
married somebody and they're making the money for you, if you just inherited
money from your grandparents, whatever the situation is they don't need to know
that. Be discreet. Your situation is your own. Of course. Any employer is going to
be dying to know why are you quitting. Especially if you're a good employee.
Especially if you're high-performing employee. But I'm going to go over and just...
In just a few points here, I'm going to go over how this Third Point actually can
work to your advantage the most. And I'll go into that in just a little bit. I'll
use a story from my own experience. Fourth point is be positive. If you don't
give your boss a reason to hate your guts,
especially for you were a good employee, it'll drive them crazy. And I did this
with my boss the last job I worked. Again,
I was brief indiscreet but I was positive. I said, "Oh, thank you so much for
the opportunity to work here. And enjoyed the job. I'm giving my months notice.
Thank you for the opportunity. I learned a lot. But I'm moving off." Because in
everybody's mind, they're thinking, "Why the heck is this person leaving? Why are
they thanking me? Why aren't they flipping tables?" If you don't give them a
reason to go to hate you, it flips their mind. It flips their minds. Do you really
want to drive your boss crazy? Don't yell at them and be like, "You're an
a-hole and you treat people like cattle." And you know... Like, "You, underpaid people.
You have zero respect. You have power problems." You know, there's a
reason your wife divorce you. Don't go into any of that stuff. Just be positive.
It'll drive them more crazy. Especially if you're a good employee. If you weren't
a good employee, I don't know what to say man. You know, you have one life to give
it your effort. Now, the fifth tip is to have a plan. You know, know obviously all...
That should have been number one but I think it's just obvious. If you're
quitting your job, have a transition plan. Maybe you're going to a competitive
company. Maybe one of your client. Maybe that one of the company's clients is
hiring you direct. You know, maybe you're starting your own company. Whatever that
is, you should have a plan to make money when you're going off on your own. Now,
whatever company you're going to work for, make sure you have multi
month contract. If you're working on your own, make sure you're getting paid at
least you know one and a half times what you were being paid at the
monthly salary at your old company. Just to give yourself that buffer zone.
Because entrepreneurship is hard. Or if you don't... The other caveat to this is
know your number. Either have a plan and or know your number. Because there's a
very good chance. If you do these 4 things, your boss will be driven crazy.
And you'll be given an offer to work for them at a higher price point. They'll say,
"What do you want to stay here? I'll give you a raise. I'll give you more money.
A bonus structure. What? You know, I'll give you equity. What do you need to stay
here?" And so, know your number. If that number is a higher salary, let's hear you're
making 4,000 a month. And maybe if you're making 6,000. You would do better.
Okay? Or maybe it's having a vestment schedule,
if you're living in some like, you know, high tech area like me. Like you want
some equity in the company, right? Maybe you move to a different position.
Whatever that is, know what things that your boss could throw at you where you'd
have to be. But also keep in mind, if you are telling your boss you're going to quit
once, you need a much higher salary number because they may just say
something to get you to stick around and then fire your but very quickly. Because
you're unloyal soldier. Generally, I would tell you
don't threaten to resign and then just go back and work at the company. Because
once you've shown that you're not loyal to the company, you know, that's not a
good sign. Now, what happened in my case, you know, my last job was in 2012. I
worked at an ad agency and I hated it. I did all of these things and what ended
up happening was I had set a goal for myself. I had uh... I was taking on
some clients on a freelance basis. And I got of roughly... What I told myself I'd do
is... I was making $6,000 a month at my job. To quit my job, I knew I
had to be making about $10,000 a month on a recurring basis.
Right? Because some clients... You know, I was managing Google AdWords accounts. I
was managing other people's Google ads. And I knew some clients would drop. You
know, they dropped off every month and some clients they... You know, I got new
clients a month if I was out there talking to people. But overall, I knew I
needed that $10,000 a month. Now, what happened was... I won't go into
the full story. But I realized I wanted to get one client at $10,000
dollars a month. And I changed around a lot of things in my life. I had to start
hanging out new places. I got one client at 10,000 a month and then
handed in my resignation to my job. I had additional clients that are paying me
$500 a month that added up to about $3,000. So, I was making $13,000 a month
outside of my job. And I was just like, "Okay. Sweet. I landed this big deal." I told
my boss. I said "Hey..." I won't use his real name. "Hey B, I'm... You know." Give him my
month's notice. I was discreet. And he was worried. He was worried. I had no
intention of working for him. I hated him. I hated his guts. He was a total a-hole.
Totally turned me off the job experience. But I did all of these things. Brief,
positive, discreet. He had no idea what I was doing. He thought I was stealing his
biggest clients. Okay? In his mind, I believed what he was
thinking as he thought that I was either trying to negotiate for a raise or I was
trying to steal his biggest clients. And what ended up happening was... First thing
he said is, "What you want?" He said, "What do you want?" I said, "Oh, I'm just giving you
my one month's notice." He said, "I know. What do you want?" Which is kind of crazy.
Okay? Because I had gone to him 2 months prior asking for a raise. And what
he had told me was, in that meeting, I justified my raise. I did that. I just let
you know, I had added personally an extra $100,000 per month in
profit to this ad agency, to my boss's pocket. So, he used making a lot of money.
Extra from my work. And his answer to when I asked for a raise was "Or what? Or
else what?" That was what he said. "Or else what?" And I said, "Or else, I don't know.
Because I was I was interested in moving up in the company." But he just said, "Or
else, what are you going to do?" So, when I told him I was quitting, I knew I was
quitting. I wasn't going to let him drag jerk me along. I didn't want to work for
this guy. He asked me all the questions. He said,
"Are you moving to another company?" He says, "Are you working for another
agency?" And I just said... You know, that's... I was very discreet. I was very discreet.
That's my own business. But I'm handing in my months notice. He said... Then he
started going on the attack. He said, "You know, I have legal agreements with you,
John. If you were trying to... If you... If you're trying to work for one of these
other companies, you know that would be a big problem, right?" And I said, "Yes, I
understand that." He's like, "You understand there's non-disclosures?" And I said, "Yes, I
understand that." He had no idea what was going on. He said, "Are you going to work
for yourself? You're starting your own thing?" I said,
"That's none of your business." I said... I said, "That's my own business." Something
like that. I was very polite. I was discreet. When I was briefed, it drove him
mind crazy. What he did was he said... He came back to me and he offered me, he
said, "I'll pay you your salary 6 grand a month. The client, you know, one of our
clients really likes you a lot. I will... I'll just..." And this was the biggest
client. He said, "I just asked, you communicate on emails with them. Maximum
amount of time will be 4 hours per per week. That you'll need to
communicate on emails. That's it. And I'll pay 6 grand a month." And for me, that
was awesome. Because for me, I was thinking, "Okay, I'm making about 13 grand a month
now or whatever it was. I'm quitting my job. But I was going to make the extra 6
grand a month from my job anyways for the next 6 months." So, what ended up
happening was I took... Not only was I making all this money on the side
but I didn't even lose the income from the job. Because I quit my job so
gracefully. I put my boss. I freaked out his mind. And I was a I was able to earn.
And the story goes on I ended up getting a second client. I'd been
pitching 3 clients at 10,000 a month retainers. So, I got a second client
at $10,000 a month. So, I ended up going from making roughly
$6,000 a month to $30,000 a month.
My first month working for myself. And I was 23 years old. It was the scariest
decision I'd ever made in my life. But I did it the right way. I did it the right
way. I left my opportunities open and I ended
up making that money from my job anyway. It was crazy. So, that started me off on
my entrepreneurial career. In that next... In that time span, I ended up making a
lot of money. And I had no... Very little cost of living. Very little. I was living in like
a one-bedroom apartment. I was eating ramen noodles. I've been saving
up money like crazy because I was so worried about quitting my job. And I
ended up going from, you know, my expense... My living expenses were like $2,000 a
month. And I was making $30,000 a month. So, that got me started
in my career as an entrepreneur. It also gave me a little nest egg to go from. And
that's... It's gotten me to where I am today where I'm doing this business
bottle called affiliate marketing and I'm making over $500,000
per month. So, I implore you quit your job gracefully. Doesn't... You don't be
mean to people. It never pays off. If you want to learn more about my business, I
do have a link in the description. I have a free training. You can check it out. If
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like to see more information about, you know, just quitting your job or remote
work. Or you know, working for yourself. And also, in the comments, let me know
what was the most impactful bullet point here? Was it, you know, 1 month's notice,
brief, positive, discrete or having that plan? So, let me know is the most
impactful in the comments. Speak to you soon. You
rock. You can do this. Looking forward to you quitting your job. It's worth it.