Staring off into the distance thinking about that money…

I just turned down a six-figure salary

I value my flexibility.

Which means working for myself suits me — way more than answering to leadership and sacrificing my schedule to be online when someone else wants me to.

I value creative work.

The six-figure position would have been doing research — which meant I would have actually been using my four year social science degree, finally. But very little to no creative work.

I value my energy.

Startups are a one way ticket to burnout, unless you are SUPER passionate and have high energy for the product. Even then, you can easily overdo it.

Turning down a stable, well-paying job isn’t the right choice for everyone.

Don’t get me wrong: I am not in a good financial position. And I have BIG dreams for my wealth. So I know that I need to $ hustle $ now to invest in my future — and I’m ready to do just that. On my own terms, with my own business.

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Kaya Lemaire

Thoughts and stories about Wellness, Health, and Self-Improvement | I research life-changing topics and break ’em down for you.