How to Be Content in Your Present Job While Preparing a Knock out Exit

6 Amazing Ways to Be Content in your Job while Preparing a knock out Exit

You have to go to a job you hate every day.

You know you don’t belong there, and you want out.

The only problem is that you can’t afford it financially, and for now you have to keep what you have.

You can’t help feeling stuck and frustrated, but how can you get out of this vicious circle?

If this is your present situation I’m totally with you, because I’ve been there, before I finally managed to get out.

How did I do it?

I practiced what I’m going to teach you here.

I’m going to show you how to be content with your present job while you’re planning your exit in the best possible way.

At the end of the post I’ll have a free offer that will help you get there sooner.


Stick to your Dreams

The future belongs to those who believe in the future of their dreams –Eleanor Roosevelt

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t have been able to go on at that job I hated, if I didn’t have dreams that kept me going.

No matter what situation you’re in, if your job is not satisfying to you it means that you’re meant to do better and bigger things.

What are you dreams? But most importantly what is the specific dream that’s going to get you out of that job you hate?

Building on your dream is a very powerful way to be content in a job you don’t want, because you know that sooner or later that dream is going to get you out.

Building on your dream will help you to be more patient and better able to continue on at that job while not becoming depressed.


Work on the Goals that are going to Get you Out

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible –Tony Robbins

I had a client who used to have the hardest time to keep a balance between working his job and working on his book. After asking him a few specific questions, I realized that after work he was watching movies, or getting busy with futile things, instead of working on his project.

He didn’t keep his goal a priory.

If you want to quit your job to be able to do what you love, you must dedicate a few hours a day toward your goal, because if you’re not, all your time and energy goes into that job that you do not want, and nothing is left for what you do want.

When that happens you only feel more frustrated with your job, because you feel like you’re in a vicious circle that will never end.

On the other hand, if you dedicate only 2 to 3 hours a day 5 days a week to your goals, it will help you to stand that job much better for now, while knowing that you are getting closer to your goal.


See yourself as an Entrepreneur, not an Employee

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it –Henry Ford

This might seem abstract to some of you, but if you don’t want to be an employee anymore, start seeing yourself as an entrepreneur and not an employee, even though you’re still one on paper.

Here is a practical example; unless you want to find more work in the field that you’re working in right now, don’t portrait yourself on social media as being an employee doing that job, but as what you’re working on becoming, so you can leave that job.

I know some people who have dead end jobs with dreams, but keep on promoting themselves as employees of that job on Linkedin, for example.

That’s a huge mistake.

Am I telling you to lie here?


I am telling you that in order to do what you want to do,  you need to be able to visualize and feel it, so perhaps, having a LinkedIn profile that says that you are what you don’t want to be is not the best way to go about it.

It’s perfectly OK to include your present job somewhere down the line, but if you want to be a freelance writer, start writing and including freelance writing in your LinkedIn resume at the top.

This will help you to stay on that job you want to quit, while knowing that you are already on your way out.


Detach from your Job Emotionally

Nobody wants to get locked up, although ‘locked up’ is a matter of perspective. There can be people who are out who are in prison mentally and emotionally and worse off than those who are behind bars –Wesley Snipes

Personally I’m very good at detaching myself emotionally from something unwanted, but I’m aware that it’s due to years of practice, and I do understand that it’s not as easy for everyone.

So, how in the world can you detach emotionally from the job you have to go to everyday?

Easier than you think.

By focusing on something else.

Let me explain…

You see, unlike the common belief that we can concentrate on more than one thing at once, we really can’t. And that’s a good thing in my book.

So the more you’ll be able to concentrate on your dreams and goals, the least you’ll be emotionally attached to your present job.

The least you’ll be emotionally attached to it, the more you’ll be able to keep a healthy distance from it. Thus the easier it will be for you to be content with your job as long as you have to stay there, because you won’t be emotionally attached to it.

When you are emotionally attached to a job you hate, it makes it very difficult for you to move forward, be creative and have the strength to work your way out.

You would be frustrated because of your work and at home as well. And nothing positive would come out of that.


Imagine yourself where you want to be

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere –Albert Einstein

I’ve become a master of imagination (visualization), and I can teach how you can too.

OK, I admit that I have that skill a bit naturally, because I’ve been visualizing since I was a child, plus my acting training must have added to that, but you’ve got to know that I’m not the only one and that you too can visualize and imagine just as well.

If you want to be content somewhere you’re not, that imagination of you being where and how you want to be is going to help you tremendously.

My imagination (visualization) helped me to be content in a job I wanted to leave for the better part of the five and half years I spent there. So, that’s how I know that it works.

Let’s say you are stuck in bed because you are temporarily paralyzed, what’s going to help get you back on your feet faster, seeing yourself lying on that bed or seeing yourself walking?

There’s no doubt about that one, is there?

Well, it works for everything else just as well.

Imagine (visualize) yourself where you want to be, not where you are.

Again, its’ always the same principle.

Focus on what you want.


Learn to Attract Money

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there –Richard Bach

In the end, the reason you’re stuck in that job of yours is because of money – or lack thereof, so why not learning to attract more of it?

I have created a course that will teach you how to attract more money into your life to help you be content at that job for now, while preparing your exit.

Remember that what you focus on expand, and if you want to attract more money to leave that job of yours, to do what you want in life, you might want to learn some spicy secrets about money.

If you’re not happy doing what you do, you can learn to be content with it while building your dreams, or you can do nothing.

If you want to speed your progress, you can start by getting my free course, or you can do nothing. Your choice.
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17 thoughts on “How to Be Content in Your Present Job While Preparing a Knock out Exit”

  1. Sylviane,

    Thank you so very much for this article! Your timing is impeccable! I’m sure you may have seen around the web that I am working on my “way out” in the near future. I struggle at maintaining the 9 to 5 job and coming home to family priorities while trying to work on my dream. However, I am diligently working on an hour or two a night and whenever I have breaks and lunch during the day. I see my goal as attainable as previously, I didn’t. However, the misery I endure on a daily basis, just trying to get out of bed to go to my “job”, isn’t worth the damage it’s causing to my health and my home life.

    Your article is an inspiration to me and pushes me to work harder at my dream.

    Thank you again for writing this. Hope you’re having a great week!

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    1. Hi Brenda,

      So happy that my post is speaking to you. I know it will speak to some specific people who are living this very situation right now, because it was mine too, not so long ago.

      I hope you apply those easy tips, because they will help you get out of bed in a much better mood. Starting your day in that negative state of mind is not good for your at all. But I’m sure you know that.

      It is my wish that you reach out to this dream of yours very soon. Keep me posted.

      Thanks for sharing your story here.


  2. Hi Sylviane,

    This is a great inspiration for the “trapped” seeking their “exit”.

    Yes, I see many folks in that bind, and I guess I was there, too, many years ago, but I ditched out early on. I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart, and once I learned to attract the prosperity I needed, I never stopped.

    So your suggestions here are perfect. Learn to attract properity and wealth as you plot your escape from the day to day drudgery. Great inspiration, girl.

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    1. Hi Merrill,

      Thank you for coming to this post, even though you don’t need to escape from a job, but if you happened to know someone who is you can always send them here 🙂

      Once one has been an entrepreneur I don’t see how he or she could ever go back to a job, so what we have is precious.

      Thanks for your input.

  3. Hey Sylviane,

    My audience will love this post!

    There’s a lot of people who feel stuck at their jobs and also let distractions keep them from working on their dreams. I’ve slipped up quite a fee times and I do have my regrets.

    But when I put myself to live in the moment and conjure my imagination I get into balance and become self motivated. I start coming up with ideas that get me excited and build the energy to execute them.

    But this is what it takes to get out of that position!

    Thanks Sylviane for sharing! Have a great day!
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    1. Hi Sherman,

      That’s really great if your audience would take advantage from this post, and I hope they find it helpful if they read it.

      Indeed, I’m fully aware that’s not always easy, but it’s worth it if we do it.

      Thanks for coming and for sharing.


  4. Hey Sylviane,

    I love this post and such great advice. I can’t even imagine working a day job and then coming home to work on your business. Of course if you’re really eager to escape the 9 to 5 then you’re more eager and willing to put that time aside. It takes a lot of dedication but the rewards are SO great.

    I have several friends of mine who are in this position but they aren’t interested in having an exit plan. They just prefer being miserable in their jobs and I get so sick and tired of hearing just how miserable they are.

    As you know though, I was at that same place so when the door opened I dove in head first and never looked back. Because you’ve been there and done this yourself you’re the perfect person to give this kind of advice and I know as I read a few comments before me, you’re really going to help motivate those eager to do the same thing.

    Thank you for sharing this Sylviane and I’ll be sure to pass this along as well. There are plenty more out there that need to hear this too.

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    1. Hi Adrienne,

      Yes, most online entrepreneurs, have been there, and I know it’s not easy, but I felt that advice from someone who’s been there and done that herself was worth writing, and I’m sure lots of people can find it helpful and motivating.

      I know some people would rather complain and do nothing, and I so hear you when you’re saying that you’re sick and tired to hear them. Those nobody can help them.

      Thanks for coming by and sharing 🙂


  5. Excellent article Sylviane!

    There is nothing better than creating a plan and putting it in writing! That is powerful and it makes the plan concrete. Figure out your dream, the steps needed to achieve it and put it in writing. Love this – I actually have a friend right now who is in a job she detests. I am going to share your post with her. I think it will do her a world of good 🙂
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    1. Hi Kathleen,

      Yes, writing down your dreams and goals is essential for success. I’ve been doing this for years and it works.

      Thank you for sharing my post with your friend. Really appreciate that.


  6. Hello Sylviane,

    I wish I would have had something like this to read when I was at my job. I was miserable there and even though I dreamt of and even vision it in my mind it was the financial security that kept me there and the fear of failure.

    Thank you for sharing what you practiced. I’ll be passing this along. I can think of several people who could use this advice.

    Hope you’re well and enjoying your travels!

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    1. Hi Corina,

      Nice to see you. I’m so glad to see that this post seems to have touched people in very specific way.

      Thanks for sharing it.

      After few weeks of working with Don who help me define my business better, my posts will be more and more specific talking to specific people.

      Thanks for coming 🙂


  7. Hi Sylviane,

    Really excellent post.. for the people who want to do something in there life, because there is nothing in 9 to 5 job if you want to do eagerly. Do only those thing in which you are passionate. And completely dedicate full time to your work for a great success. If you have have any goal in your life then try to achieve that goal for your satisfaction.

    Thanks for sharing these important tips with us.
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  8. Hi Sylviane,

    How many people are just “existing” from day-to-day are missing out on the joy that ought to be their life?

    While work is a big part of living, meaningful work is the key to satisfaction, fulfillment and joy.

    For those of us who have been there and we were able to cross over to the other side there is nothing as liberating or exciting!!!

    I really resonated with the quote by Albert Einstein. Painting the picture of our live and using our imagination opens up the doors to opportunity. Logic typically tells us what can’t be done while our imagination shows us what’s possible.

    I also love, love, love the quote by Henry Ford. You’re use of it to show us the importance of learning to think like entrepreneurs instead of as an employee is critical to understanding success.

    Great article Sylviane and no doubt you are striking a serious chord!

    Have a great week my friend!

    ~ Don Purdum
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  9. I love the quote “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” from Confucius. It’s so important that we need to do what we love and everyday we wake up inspired to do more. I write down my dream twice a day, after I wake up and before I go to bed. This helps me stay focused on my goal and purpose.

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