The Day I Quit My Job

Management requested a phone meeting. The meeting was to take place the next morning at 9:00am. Morning arrived. As the call began, the normal pleasantries were expressed. Then we got down to business.

Management said, “We’re cutting our work force by 10%. You have two options: accept another position within the company or accept the severance package we have for you.” I said, “Please tell me more about the severance package.” Three days later, I submitted my resignation letter and accepted the severance package.

When this went down, I was elated! I felt free! I could spend more time with my family and fully immerse myself into doing what I really loved to do. Up until this point, I never could just go all out. Now I could.

I lived and learned a valuable lesson. Beware of “blood money”! I was making a 6-figure plus salary, but the personal cost was too great. That cost took me away from my family for 10+ days per month (due to travel requirements). It also took me away from my passion (empowering the youth for success). This went on for 8 years. It wasn’t work it.

I believe doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life! Identify what’s important to you and tend to it! You only live once!

About the author 

Coach Berry

John Berry (a.k.a. Coach Berry) has been a basketball coach and skill development trainer since 1993 and has coached hundreds of games and instructed 1,000’s of kids. Coach Berry is, and always has been committed to helping youth in life and on the basketball court.