I quit my 9-5 with no back up plan, but I’d do it all over again… Now I own a business and make seven-figures | The Sun

A SAVVY woman has opened up on how she quit her 9 to 5 with zero back up plan and went on to make a 7-figure income. 

Eunice Anika Madriñan, known as Nik, is a money mindset & life coach, but was once on the corporate job wheel. 

Speaking about her journey to becoming financially free, she shared: “I quit my corporate job without a back up plan, so here’s what I learned two years later…” 

Taking to her social media account, she then shared a snap of herself taking a mirror selfie in the lift of the company building she once worked in. 

Nik said this was a photo taken on her last day at the job, which was in June 2021. 

“I have all of my stuff packed up in this box right here and I swear resigning from my corporate career is  the craziest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” she said. 

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“And I would do it all over again.” 

She went on to reiterate she had no back up plan and no offer from another job to go to. 

Instead, the woman leaving that corporate job was “so firm that she was going to start her own business from scratch”. 

Nik then shared the first lesson she learned, which was: “Be purpose-driven, not money-driven”. 

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She said this is the mindset that allowed her to achieve building her own business from the ground up. 

“There was a time I was almost tempted to go back to corporate when my previous, previous boss offered me a job,” she admitted. “And if I was money-driven, I would have taken it.

“But I knew I wouldn’t be living out my purpose if I went back to corporate. So I didn’t.” 

She explained that no one understood why a 25-year-old would leave her stable, managerial job to build a business. 

Nik, however, was able to prove all the doubters wrong by becoming a coach and getting the freedom and “meaning that what I do creates real impact on people’s lives”. 

“That’s what keeps me going,” she continued. “Because, fast forward two years, I have built a 7-figure coaching business that has helped several Filipino professionals to fund their own version of freedom too.” 

The second lesson she learned is to build an emergency fund and a freedom fund. 

Nik explained: “I had the courage to quit my corporate job without a back up job, because I had back up savings that fueled my purpose.” 

She was able to build up an emergency fund worth six months of her living expenses, which gave her the wiggle room to be able to leave her job and start her own business. 

This gave her peace of mind and she explained that it wouldn’t have been possible without the interest rate she had at her bank. 

People were quick to comment on TikTok user @thatssonik’s post as one person wrote: “I did this. Very liberating and scary but worth it.” 

Another shared: “Same. I just resigned recently without back up. Now thinking how do I start and when”. 

While a third posted: “Planning to leave corporate life now. I want freedom and want to leave toxic environment.” 

Nik isn’t the only one who has left her corporate life behind in pursuit of financial freedom though. 

One woman shared how she became a millionaire with her side, which even made her £85,000 in one day. 


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While one day shared how he quit his corporate life to do his side hustle full-time and now earns up to £10,000 a month.

Would you ever take the leap?

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