How do you stick it out in your corporate job when you are almost ready to break free?

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I can feel the pain of my people out there in corporate jobs who are not quite ready to quit and start their own business.  It is so hard to stay in an environment that you know doesn’t agree with you.  I am currently working on a corporate gig while I write my book.  It really is not bad, but I feel my essential self rebel by:

  • Making it seem impossible to get simple work done since I am so resistant
  • Feeling stress and anxiety about getting things done
  • Feeling insecure about the work even though I get great feedback about it

I am so ready to devote myself full-time to my new endeavors that it can be very frustrating to still be interacting in the corporate world.  What I try to do to keep centered and not whine is to maintain a spirit of gratitude for the source of income, focus on what I can learn from the experience and stay very disciplined about making my long-term vision come alive by writing every day.  What do you do to stay sane?

3 Responses to “How do you stick it out in your corporate job when you are almost ready to break free?”

  1. Renee' says:

    This really hit home for me. I have become increasingly resistant to my job because I have never been one who desired to be in Corporate America. I have to get back to doing my affirmations and meditating. I am greatful for the income and the experience but at the same time I know I was put on this earth to do something bigger than what I’m currently doing.

  2. Khash says:

    I am also failing to stay afloat. But somehow I know I have to stick it out this time. All along I have done things half heartedly. Maybe this time I must just keep on it and see if I will live? Should I servive this, then I can survive anything. Regards, khash.

  3. That’s a tough one. I’m in the same boat, and I’m suffering because I absolutely can not be productive if I’m not motivated. It’s just not possible. I have had a bit of success using the STING method of tackling procrastination (, and with getting help from someone by pairing up (we use Extreme Programming, which mandates writing code together).