How I Manifested Abundance without a 9-5

Updated: Nov 13, 2019


Looking for ways to manifest more abundance than your day time job can offer? Maybe you are thinking of quitting your job one day but just don’t have enough of an emergency fund saved up. Then you’re in the right place.


Although I don’t give up easily, throughout my career, I’ve resigned from jobs quite a few times. Each time I did so, I was able to align my career path closer and closer to my soul path.


Whenever I announced that I quit my 9-5 WITHOUT another job lined up, I often got responses along the lines of “if only I had enough money, I could do that one day.”


If you are miserable, life is too short.


Trust, I learned it the hard way….at least three times. You owe it to yourself (and even your work colleagues) to realign your career path to your soul path!


Not saying you should quit your job tomorrow and go on an Eat, Pray, Love journey. But you can take baby steps to work towards the life you desire.


Otherwise, the Universe has a way of nudging you to realign through signs, symbols, and synchronicities. If the work environment is getting too toxic or you’re feeling a deeper and prolonged sense of restlessness, pay attention.



Every challenge is an opportunity to learn.


And sometimes, when we keep missing these learning opportunities, the nudges become more like pushes. This could be in the form of health issues to getting laid off.


Ideally, you want to make sure you get your ducks in a row before you take a leap of faith. In fact, is it really going to be a leap of faith when it’s so calculated?


Well, let’s just say it is because there is always a degree of risk when you venture out of your comfort zone.


As William Faulkner said: “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Align your goals with your values.


We all want to live a (more) happy life. But there are a gazillion ways to achieve such results because happiness means different things to different peeps.


What are your values and how will you align your career path with those values? Thus, set your goal with the intention to align with your values.


Maybe it’s not something you have crystal clear clarity on and that’s ok. Sometimes we aren’t meant to have all the answers. Sometimes we just don’t know what opportunities will appear until we take those first few steps forward.


Start with how you want to feel.


If something is feeling “off” or out of alignment in your current situation, what is it that is causing such feelings to surface? Do you you want to feel more freedom? More in control of your time?


During my corporate life, the only thing I knew for sure at each career pivot was that I wanted to resign as soon as possible. Sure, I did my best to plant seeds prior to resigning.


This included submitting a ton of job applications while talking to career coaches, spiritual mentors, and my support team. Throughout it all, I never lost sight of my intention to leave my job to realign my soul path to what I valued.


Work backwards.


Once you have an intentional goal in mind, develop an action plan by working backwards from that goal. For instance, if you want to start traveling the world six months from today, then how much money do you need to do so?


The key is to keep an open mind and stay flexible. Is it time to generate more income from a side hustle? Maybe that plan is too aggressive so you may want to extend the timeline?


Remember, when we raise our vibrations to match the frequency of how we want to feel, we are able to manifest faster breakthroughs.


If you want to feel more “freedom” in your work life, take small consistent steps each day to raise your vibrations to match that frequency.


This could mean setting boundaries with family and friends. Or saying “no” to others in order to gain more control of your free time.


Get creative.


When we get creative, we are able to connect at a deeper level with our higher self. You know you are in alignment when your heart feels open and your feel inspired. When aligned, you may lose track of time easily and feel a great sense of energetic flow in various areas of your life.


Furthermore, you develop an abundance mindset through creativity. When we are in the energetic flow, we raise our vibrations to a higher frequency. In turn, our mindset shifts to focus on positive outcomes which activates the law of attraction.


If you want to quit your 9-5 like yesterday, then it’s time to make extra money to help you reach that goal. If you want to take some time off before going back to the workforce, what are some ways you can build up your savings?


After you quit, do you intend to travel the world for a year? Take a three month break while job searching? Never ever EVER have to work for someone else again? Retire for life?


I knew I wanted to have more job autonomy and be location independent. I had created a blog and continued to write about my journey each day to help me stay focused.


Once my blog following grew, I was committed to investing more time and energy to it. If you’re interested in creating a blog too, I am currently using Wix and highly recommend it. Here's how to create a free site under 5 minutes!


Take consistent steps.


Mainstream media isn’t calling it a “gig economy” for nothing! Having a side gig is practically the norm for our ever evolving economy. Through websites like UpWork and Task Rabbit, side hustling has become easier and more accessible.


Even if you already have a full time job, it’s always wise to have a Plan B. Perhaps you want to freelance on the weekends? Or maybe start your own online business?


Whether you want to house sit, Air BnB your place, rent out your car on weekends, tutor, or pet sit, the possibilities are endless these days.


Get creative. You’re only limiting yourself if you think you can only make money by transferring your 9-5 skill sets.


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Even after having been in the online biz world for several years, I thought I had a pretty good grasp on how to earn money as a blogger. After all, I was already making money on my blog but just not enough to replace my 9-5 salary.


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Get your financial ducks in a row.



How far or close are you to financial freedom? If you plan achieve financial freedom, then go beyond just tracking your monthly expenses and savings.


Plug in the numbers to see for yourself. This free in-depth retirement calculator from Personal Capital helped me get smart on my numbers. See if you are close to financial freedom here!


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There are a endless ways to create side hustle income and reach FIRE. Investing in stocks, owning rental property, creating your own online biz, and so forth.


But it doesn’t mean you need to do it all. Just pick 1 or 2 that gets you excited.


Everyone's financial situation and personal interests is unique. It’s important to try out different side hustles to see what works best for you.


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