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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

Jan 23, 2018

“I hate my job!” Maybe you have said this one too many times. Or maybe you never say it out loud, but you’ve been dragging yourself to work every day like a lifeless robot in autopilot. Well, life is too short to do something you hate. We want you to take action on this, to go through Sunday night excited about what’s in store for Monday morning.

On today’s episode, we share the blueprint to quit your job in 2018 -- a process you can take to start moving in the right direction, so you can stop chasing money and start living the life you’ve always wanted to live. We talk about why taking the time to think and put a plan in place is essential when quitting your job as well as the three-part process that prepares you to quit your job as you start grooming yourself to be your own boss.


“The reward you get after you work hard and sacrifice -- you cannot duplicate that feeling. And you want to do it over and over again.” - Kristin Ostrander


This week on The Amazon Files:

  • What an “In a perfect world” (IAPW) scenario is and why you need to create one
  • Why a shift in perspective over the controllable and the uncontrollable is crucial
  • Balancing the want-to’s and the have-to’s in your life
  • Leap of faith versus blind faith
  • The biggest question to answer as you plan to quit your job
  • What made “job security” unreal
  • How to establish S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) and realistic goals
  • What a 15-minute hassle is and how it helps you accomplish tasks
  • Tools to use for goal-planning
  • The significance of establishing a timeline and looking at your monthly averages
  • The benefits of having a system for your figures
  • Tools for financial assessment and system moving forward
  • Building a customized blueprint
  • Support systems you can join


Three Pillars for Quitting Your Job:

  1. Having realistic goals
  2. Knowing your numbers
  3. Having a support system


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