While he had tenure, job security, was in good standing with his peers and respected by his students, there was a tug in his spirit that pulled him toward a life and a lifestyle that required more freedom and flexibility than what was available in his classroom.
And, while it took plenty of prayer, patience, and a healthy dose of self-reflection, once he realized his academic season was winding to a close, his prospects and possibilities started to show a new side.
Tim, from Illinois, joins us on the show and talks about his transition from academia to entrepreneurship.
Two key things he learned in the process:
He had become very dependent on his employer.
Once he made the decision to step away and do his own thing, it triggered a slew of other clarifying, empowering choices.
As one of his last official acts as a classroom professor, he wrote personalized notes to each of his students thanking them for the opportunity to instruct them and to encourage them to live with passion.
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