The Day I Said ‘No More’

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How awesome is it to run your own online business, away from the bossy boss, and earn big bucks without the office blunders and bloopers?😅You are about to hear an inspiring story about leaving a tough job at a computer store to start a successful business. Igor talks about a big moment when he decided to quit after a tough call with his boss, focusing on building his own venture. We’ll hear about the challenges of helping customers, dealing with a difficult boss, and the fear and excitement of starting something new. It’s a story about not giving up, believing in yourself, and chasing your dreams.🌈 Tune in to discover how a bold move can open the door to amazing opportunities.🎉

[01:47] The Decision to Quit: 

  • Recounting the day when I decided to leave the retail job, which was triggered by a specific incident where I prioritized customer service over answering persistent calls from my boss. 
  • Despite successfully making a sale and feeling proud of my contribution to the store, the confrontation with my boss over the phone about not immediately answering his call led to a realization that my efforts and approach to customer service were not valued. 
  • That moment of disrespect and lack of acknowledgment was the final push for me to quit.
  • Standing up for your worth in the workplace is crucial for fostering a respectful and fulfilling professional environment.

[02:05] Customer Service Experience:

  • On that day I was at the computer store, trying to sell a webcam to a customer. 
  • It was tough to explain tech stuff like webcams, especially when you had to use CDs to set them up. 
  • I wanted to make sure that the customer understood everything and felt okay about using the webcam on their own. So, I focused completely on helping the customer, even when the store’s phone and my own phone kept ringing a lot.
  • I ignored all calls, even from my boss, to help the customer well, because I really cared about good customer service even when it was hard. 

[04:24] Workplace Dynamics and Challenges: 

  • I’ve had very challenging workplace dynamics due to my boss’s aggressive and demanding communication style. 
  • His tough management style, expecting me to always be available and not valuing my hard work, really clashed with how well I was doing in sales.
  • Instead of getting praise or help, I faced unfair criticism and demands from my boss, making the workplace feel bad and me unhappy with the job.
  • Not being appreciated for my hard work made me more frustrated and led to quit, looking for a place that would value and respect my efforts.

[07:11] Transition to Entrepreneurship: 

  • The fears and uncertainties that came with leaving a stable job to pursue my own business full-time were daunting. 
  • This transition period was scary, I had doubts about the viability of my business and concerns about financial stability, the success and the challenge of stepping into the unknown without the safety net of regular employment.

[07:49] Growth and Confidence in Business: 

  • The early days of earning modest amounts to reaching substantial daily income levels was a journey of overcoming obstacles, improving, and steadily growing the business until it started making a lot more money.
  • More than just the financial gains, this growth journey reshaped my self-image and confidence levels.
  • I was really worried about leaving a regular job to start my own business. But as my business did well over time, I became more and more confident, feeling proud to be a successful business owner.
  • This change shows how doing well consistently can help you get over the fear of failing and really believe in yourself.

[09:44] Igor’s Book On Email Marketing:



Igor Kheifets is an amazon best-selling author of the List Building Lifestyle: Confessions of an Email Millionaire.

He’s also the host of List Building Lifestyle, the podcast for anyone who wants to make more money and have more freedom by leveraging the power of an email list

He’s widely referred to as the go-to authority on building large responsive email lists in record time.

Igor’s passionate about showing people how to live the List Building Lifestyle.