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The last time I had a “normal job” was in 2008. Maybe you remember that year.
There was a spectacular market crash in October, followed by a prolonged, painful buckling of the global economy. Lots of hyperventilation and money stress going on, pretty much all over the world.
The company I was working for was going through round after round of layoffs.
I had a three-year-old, and I was the primary breadwinner in my house.
That’s the kind of stress that wakes you up every morning at 4:00 a.m. feeling like you can hardly breathe.
I had a decision to make: Should I quit on my own terms and go freelance, or should I wait for them to push me out?
Even though I was really, really freaked out, I jumped. I turned in my resignation. I set myself up as a freelancer. And I did a lot of that “build the plane while you’re flying” thing.
I really think I would have crashed and burned if I hadn’t had a group of supportive friends to help me figure out all of the “non-obvious” stuff.
Now in retrospect, quitting back then was absolutely the smartest thing to do. It gave me real security, instead of the fake security that comes from a day job. It let me protect my confidence by avoiding the layoff. And it’s opened all kinds of fascinating doors, including my eventual partnership with Brian Clark here at Copyblogger.