On August 31, my noncompete ends!
AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!!!
When I was practicing in my previous practice, my noncompete clause had so much power over me. It felt like a prisoner’s chain strapping me to the boulder of unfulfilling work, misery and burnout.
I didn’t want to relocate my family and I felt that I couldn’t afford not to work there. How the heck was I going to find a job?
It wasn’t until I had a huge epiphany...my non-compete were just words on a page, placed in a document to control and scare me. In reality, those paragraphs were a small fragment blacking out in a whole huge spectrum of work that I could do in this world.
Still being scared, I asked my organization to release me from my noncompete clause, and they declined.
In the end, I left anyway. I walked away still dragging this feeling of baggage behind me but determined to drag this load forward and not let it hold me back! (Just like dragging those obstacles in Spartan races)
And guess what? The world didn’t end. I networked, I looked for opportunities, I consulted with attorneys and other colleagues who had been through this. I started speaking openly about searching for a new job.
I got so many offers!
I took a job in emergency medicine (outside my non-compete) with a private physician group (also outside my non-compete) and guess what again? I have been so much more happy this entire year.
If you’re scared of your noncompete clause, I’ll just say: it doesn’t have to own you. I’m now celebrating this last set of chains being stripped away that no longer has the power to hold me back from a life of fulfillment.
I want to talk with you about how to leave your job well (even if you have a noncompete) and move into a life well lived! Let’s set up a time to talk! Click HERE