How To Quit Your Day Job To Pursue The Work Of Your Dreams
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How To Quit Your Day Job To Pursue The Work Of Your Dreams

Step by step guide on how to put an actionable plan together to leave the 9-5 and start pursuing the work of your dreams
4.1 (17 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,646 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Clear personalized plan to quit your 9-5 job and start working for yourself
  • How to quit your job without going broke
  • Lower Your Expenses & Increase Your Income
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  • Laptop
  • Pen, Paper and access to a printer

Melanie and I have been married for over 13 years and quit our jobs over 10 years ago leaving the corporate office.

It was the best and scariest decision we've ever made giving us the freedom lifestyle we always dreamed of.

In the course we want to teach you:

  • How and why we left our day jobs
  • How to setup your finances to take the leap
  • How To Cut Expenses & Increase Your Income
  • The best way to leave your job without burning any bridges

In this course we include two printable PDF's you can download and print out.

  • Freedom Budget
  • Crush It Planner (Goals Sheet)

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for the person that wants to quit there J.O.B (Just over Broke)
  • This course is NOT for the lazy get rich quick person
  • This course is for the action taker who wants real results
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Introduction: How And Why We Left Our Day Jobs
4 Lectures 17:34

Melanie and I quit our jobs over 10 years ago leaving the corporate world of IT and finance.  We didn't have a plan at the time only a dream.  It was a struggle, we had debt but we persevered and both own successful businesses that gives us the freedom lifestyle we've always dreamed about. 

Preview 06:27

Chris went from working at an IT job 5 days a week to 4 to 3 and then eventually he quit.  This story will inspire you. 

Preview 04:40

Write down the reason you want to quit your day job

Define The "WHY" For Leaving Your Day Job

If your gonna quit your job and assuming you don't like your job.  I would really encourage you to start working something you love so you don't have regrets about that.

Why It's Important To Do Something You Love
Setting Up Your Finances To Take The Leap!
4 Lectures 11:36

Create a budget listing all of your monthly expenses and include the item for emergencies just in case.  We've created a a template for you to follow so you don't forget anything. 

Download Freedom Budget:

Create A Freedom Budget: List All Your Monthly Expenses

Download the dream sheet we have provided for you in this lecture and fill out writing down your dream.

Create A Dream Sheet For Your Financial Goals

There's nothing that stresses out someone more then having nagging bills in the back of your mind while your trying to work.  Start reducing your debt before you quit your job.  You don't have to be debt free but if you can eliminate some of the burden it will be huge. 

Lower expenses: Cable Bill, Insurance, negotiate your mortgage.

Have a big garage sale and put stuff up on Ebay so you can reinvest into your business. 

Start Reducing Debt and Expenses

Start saving money just in case there are slow months in your business so it doesn't stress you out.  You have some cushion and peace of mind while working at your dream job.

Save Up 2-3 months of expenses (cushion money)
Timing Is Everything: When To Leave Your Day Job?
3 Lectures 06:21

Don't wait for the perfect time or once you've actually quit your job before you start working on your business.  Start building it now. 

Start Now: Build Your Business During Your Off Time Before You Leave Your Job

Look at your calendar and give yourself a time frame with a specific date you want to quit your job. 

Set A Goal Date To Leave Your Day Job

Leaving on good terms with your employer is so important because you never know if they want to hire you as a contractor or if you want to come back at a later date.

Leave On Good Terms and Keep The Doors Open
When It's time to Jump, JUMP!
3 Lectures 08:29

"You Miss Every Shot You Don't Take"

Take The Leap & Don't Look Back

When you sit down in front of your computer ask yourself is this going to make me money or am I just doing this because it's easy and I check it off my list.  It doesn't matter how hard you worked or how many hours you put in. All that matters is results.

Do Work That Matters (Actually Makes $$$)

Hear are some tips on how to keep going and pivoting when things are just not working out.

What do you do when It's just not working
Good Bookkeeping Will Save You Big Time In The Long Run
1 Lecture 01:37

When Melanie and I quit our jobs all of a sudden regular coffees or eating out became tax write offs.  This was because we were always talking about business.  All you do is write on the back of the receipt and file it away in an envelope for your yearly taxes.

Start Keeping Receipts Because In Most Cases Your Life Becomes a Write Off
About the Instructor
Christopher Greenwood
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Teaches 22 Courses: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

Chris Greenwood: Musician, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

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Across the last decade and some change, Manafest has steadily cemented his status as one of the world's most diverse, envelope-pushing and all around uplifting artists. His seamless, lightening-like blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop hasn't just led to 300,000-plus album sales and five coveted Juno Award nominations (essentially the Grammy equivalent in his home country of Canada), but also more than 1,000 shows logged over four continents.

Melanie Greenwood
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97 Reviews
5,701 Students
7 Courses
Graphic Designer / Founder of Vision City Art Studio

Vision City is an graphic design and illustration studio that began as doodles in Melanie Greenwood's sketchbook, while touring Europe with rock musicians in moving vehicles. As a former Model with Elmer Olsen Model Management and graphic design graduate from George Brown collage (Toronto, ON), Melanie always had a special passion for music branding and inspirational messaging. When she founded Vision City in the spring of 2009, her work consisted of promotional campaigns for bands and record labels around the world, including photography, album artwork, t-shirt design, concert posters and logo design.

After moving to California in 2011 with her musician husband Chris, (AKA "Manafest") Melanie felt compelled and inspired to find a deeper purpose for her artwork. Thus, the very first Vision City screen print collection was born on November 15, 2011, consisting of 12 black and white inspirational concepts known as the "Born For This" Collection. The collection sold successfully on a private Etsy store and was quickly picked up by FAB, which created a world wide platform for the collection. She continued to develop art print series and showcase in a variety of LA art shows including Unique LA and Renegade Craft Fair. The Vision City brand quickly became known for black and white uplifting illustrations. In the spring of 2013, Melanie had the honour of having a selection of VC art pieces screened onto canvas and added to the fall 2013 collection of the National Children's Decor Retailer, Land of Nod. Vision City was awarded "Artwork of the year" at the 2012 CMGA Music Awards for her work with "The Color" album art.

Vision City is now a tri-purpose company offering design service, art products and now online education.  Melanie continues to work within the music industry while developing the VC art collections. Her newest passion is teaching other artists to develop business practices for their design services, so they too can pursue their dreams. "Vision is not only the ability to see, but also the ability to dream".