SecondConf - Zen & the Art of Quitting Your Job

Chicago, IL
09/27/2013 to 09/29/2013

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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