The Great Resignation has been receiving a lot of attention from the media over the past few months. Employers are scrambling and creating new incentives and packages to retain quality employees.
Yet there are still employees who are on the fence and considering what their next move should be. Should they join the rest and leave their employer, or stay and make the best of the situation?
Mitch Case’s journey from employee to entrepreneur may hold the key to what some of you may need to hear. Mitch transitioned from full-time mechanical engineer to entrepreneur, but it was not a brash decision. Initially, his company, More Than a Meal, was in the passion hobby.
“I decided to walk away from my engineering career, and go full time into our business “More Than a Meal” to say that I can look back in 20 years and say, ‘even if I fall flat on my face, […] I went into something that I believed in’, and I had the right things in place” -Mitch Case
Mitch started a personal growth journey and began to sort through and recognize what he valued, what brought him joy, filled him with purpose, and gave him meaning.
Mitch’s 3 tips for anyone transitioning to entrepreneurship:
- Don’t allow money to be your motivator
- Have a plan in place for how you will transition and grow
- Talk to as many people as you can who have already transitioned
More Than a Meal started from a pain point Mitch and his wife experienced after the birth of their first child. That was the starting point of finding something that held much more value for Mitch than the monotony of his full-time engineering career.
“There’s no better way to show appreciation than meeting somebody where they are at.” -Mitch Case
One of the biggest takeaways from this conversation is seeing first-hand what can be created when your passions begin to align with your values in a way that serves others. Mitch’s story is filled with opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with value through and through. You can download the 11 Steps Customer Marketing Strategy he mentioned in this episode here.
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