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5 Signs You May Need To Quit Your Job Right Away

If you’re working 40 hours a week and feeling unfulfilled, you might need to step back and consider some other options.

God gives us each a unique set of gifts (Romans 12:6). Maybe your gifts include a knack for teaching, writing, or music. Maybe you’re great when it comes to showing empathy or compassion. Whatever your strengths, they came from God and He had a reason for giving them to you!

Is it any surprise, then, that we find ourselves drained when we aren’t using those gifts? If you’re working 40 hours a week and not using those strengths, you’re bound to feel discouraged.

That isn’t to say you should turn in your notice just because you don’t have the dream job you’ve always wanted. Life is full of bumps and detours. It’s normal to have a dry season here and there. But if you’re always running into a wall or feeling unfulfilled, you might need to step back and consider some other options.

It’s impossible to cover every single sign that points to quitting your job. But if you can relate to all five of these, it might be time to pack your bags and go elsewhere.

1. You aren’t passionate.

If God planted a passion in your heart, He did it for a reason. It isn’t just there to daydream about during soul-sapping meetings. Let’s be honest . . . when you love what you do, you have a greater chance of success. And you’re more likely to find peace and contentment in your work.

2. You dislike the people you work with.

Who wants to spend 40 hours a week (or more) with people they don’t like? There probably weren’t a lot of hands raised for that one. Even if you like what you do, who you’re doing it withis a big contributing factor.

3. You don’t believe in the mission.

It’s hard to be somewhere eight hours a day, five days a week if that company’s values don’t line up with your values. If you hate debt, you’re going to have a hard time working as a loan officer. You might be able to compartmentalize at first. But chances are, you’ll have to wrestle with that discomfort at some point.

“You might be hearing God calling you to take a chance.”

4. There’s no room to move up.

If you’ve already climbed to the top of the ladder but have more to offer . . . what do you do? Being content at the top is one thing—but what if you’re still miserable? If there’s no room to grow and develop your skills, you might start to feel stagnant. Your spirit will start to sink, and that’s no good for you or your employer.

5. God is calling you elsewhere.

Consider this the ultimate sign that it’s time to move on. If you have a feeling in your gut that you can’t quite put into words, it could be that God is calling you somewhere else. It might be a new company or a different career altogether. Maybe you need to take the plunge and follow your passion by starting your own business—who knows? But if God tells you it’s time to go, He has something better in store.

How to Set Goals for Money Every Year

We’ve discussed how to take control of your future by setting goals that cover all seven areas of The Wheel of Life. Today, let’s talk details on one of those areas. Let’s talk about money.

This year, we’re bailing on our resolutions altogether and setting goals instead. We’ve discussed how to take control of your future by setting goals that are specific and measurable, have a time limit, are of personal interest to you, are written, and cover all seven areas of The Wheel of Life.

Today, let’s talk details on one of those areas. Let’s talk about money.

Depending on your situation, you’re either dreading or . . . well, dreading this conversation. That’s because money is often a source of stress and anxiety for many folks and a boring topic to others. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In fact, if 2018 is the year you get a handle on your finances, it might also be the year that money becomes a tool used for fun.

Our best advice for getting started? Measure your progress by the Baby Steps.

Baby Step 1: $1,000 starter emergency fund in the bank

Baby Step 2: Pay off all debts (excluding the mortgage)

Baby Step 3: Full emergency fund of three to six months of expenses

Baby Step 4: Invest 15% of your income in retirement

Baby Step 5: Invest for your kids’ college

Baby Step 6: Pay off your home early

Baby Step 7: Build wealth and give

Where you’re at

First things first, you’ve got to spot your location on the map. Maybe you know right away—your family has no money saved and lots of money owed. You’re pre-Baby Step 1. Others of you, though, might need to do a little digging.

If your spouse knows the answer, start there. If not, gather all of your financial information—checking, savings, retirement, debt—and get it in front of you. Plot your point of progress today and decide with your spouse how you’ll both be in the know moving forward.

Where you’re going

Now that you know what things look like, it’s easier to determine where you’re going. Go ahead and mentally draw a big circle, in fat red marker, around the Baby Step you’re aiming to reach. This is your new money goal. Own it. Get excited about it. Be prepared to hurt a little for it and gain a lot from it.

How you’ll get there

Ah, the how. The how is what moves lofty, floaty goals to real and tangible ones. The only money-how we know is sticking to a zero-based budget. It doesn’t matter what your goal actually is—the zero-based budget will get you there.

Related: How to Make a Zero-Based Budget

And if you’re worried that budgeting is an even more boring topic than general money, hear us out. A budget frees you up to spend without guilt or fear. You decide on paper, on purpose, before the month begins exactly where your money will go.

And that decision can be made with great care and effectives because you know where you’re at and you know where you’re going.

When you hope to arrive

Every goal needs a deadline. An end date. A preplanned time of celebration, if you will. Take a look at all the facts: where you’re at today, where you’re going and how you’ll get there. Be honest with yourself—and your spouse—to decide on a reasonable deadline.

Make sure that it’s challenging without being discouraging. That means you may need to feel the burn of getting out debt or saving up an emergency fund. And that’s okay! As you continue measuring your progress by the Baby Steps, momentum will build. We promise!

Keep your eyes focused on your new money goal. Remember to implement the how every single month. And keep us posted on how you’re doing along the way by commenting below.