SecondConf - Zen and the Art of Quitting Your Job

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September 28, 2013

SecondConf - Zen and the Art of Quitting Your Job

Three years ago I was unhappy, stressed, and completely burnt out. I was working 18 hour days between my day job and contracting work. When I did have time for sleep, I had to combat insomnia. My personal relationships suffered and I was exhausted by life. So I made a decision I thought I’d never make: I quit my job to work for myself. What followed became an amazing and educational journey. I learned how to use fear of the unknown instead of being paralyzed by it. I made myself vulnerable which taught me how to ask for help. I realized what freedom meant. Most importantly I had an epiphany about what work should be.

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Ashe Dryden

September 28, 2013
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    @ashedryden DISCLAIMER: it should in no way be associated with

    that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. it's not very factual on motorcycles, either.
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    @ashedryden DISCLAIMER: not everyone has the mobility to take this

    kind of financial or professional risk. maximize for quality in all things.
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    @ashedryden “If you hire people just because they can do

    a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” — Simon Sinek