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5 Habits That Will Help You Leave Your 9-5 and Increase Your Income, According to a Former Nurse Who Did It Katelynn Blackburn was tired of working 12-hour shifts and paying a full-time babysitter to care for her daughter.

By Amanda Breen Edited by Jessica Thomas

Key Takeaways

  • Nearly 50% of Americans have considered starting a business of their own.
  • Blackburn left nursing for entrepreneurship after seeing an ad for financial services on social media.
  • After several years of hard work and sacrifice, Blackburn says it was "well worth it," revealing the habits that helped along the way.

Sixty percent of Gen Z say traditional 9-to-5 jobs are "soul-sucking," according to a recent Credit Karma survey, so perhaps it's no surprise that nearly 50% of Americans have considered starting a business of their own.

Katelynn Blackburn, founder of life and health insurance brokerage Diligence Agencies, is one of the many who have left the corporate ladder to give entrepreneurship a shot.

Related: This Toxic Money Habit Is Becoming More Common — If You've Picked It Up, Your Finances Are at Serious Risk, Expert Warns

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