- Paid down all of my debt except my mortgage.
- Saved up enough to live for 15 months with no income.
- Wrote the book and built an audience to launch to.
While I was working, I wrote consistently, connected with people, and coached people through salary negotiations to validate what I was writing.
I only quit my job once I had to quit in order to launch my book effectively. And even with no debt and plenty of savings, it’s a slow, slow process to build the book into a business by creating related products and services.