Weekend To-Do: Draft Your Resignation Notice

You have dream boards, vision boards, bulletin boards, cutting boards — but what's on them? Images of houses you eventually want to buy? Colors you want to try on your walls? Office spaces you'd like to have? Sandy white beaches and puffy cloud skies? What about your career goals? Is that area of your life being represented on these aspirational boards? If not, it's time to change that.

Resignation Letters

Since you're kicking ass, taking names and maximizing your schedule to rock your side biz, you're getting closer and closer to giving that full-time, grey suit, cube farm corporate job the boot. Why not draft that resignation letter now to keep you focused on your goals?

When you're wiping the sleep from your eyes at 4:30 a.m., the bright, shining declaration will give you strength to keep on working. When you're struggling to keep your eyelids from falling in the dark of night, this token of your intentions will inspire you to mark those to-dos off your checklist before your head hits the pillow.

While you're writing, remember to be specific.

Let your boss know that that your side business, your passion project, has become more than a project and is growing beyond your wildest expectations. Tell her that after six months, nine months, a year, two years (again be specific), that your gig needs your full attention. That you appreciate all the company has done for you, what it's taught you, how it's helped you grow, but its time to strike while the iron is hot.

Then print that sucker out and post it front and center on your vision board (or whatever you call it). Post it in front of your dream house. In front of your beach vacation photos. In front of your perfect couch. Because really, success always precedes "things." And "things" won't make you happy. Fulfilling your dreams by being your own boss and working for yourself will.

So get to it. Then tell me — what does your resignation letter look like? Tell me what you'd say to your boss in the comments!


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