Quit The Day Job

Out for a drink last night with my friend Jason who has just quit his lucrative job in financial services and is moving to the countryside to start up in the holiday rentals business. This has left me asking “Is there something in the water?” as this is the latest of 5 acquaintances that have quit their careers in recent months!

Whilst my experience is clearly anecdotal rather than statistical, I did blog about a recent startup called Escape The City which seems to indicate this phenomenon is somewhat of an emerging trend.

These decisions are invoking quite a fight or flight emotion in me right now. On the one hand the “flight” option, namely quitting my job and travelling into the great wide open is the most exciting prospect I can think of. However, I know the logical thing to do is to “fight” at my job a bit longer to save more money and fully form my business ideas and plans.