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Episode #40: Chris Holmes, Mr. Cake, Explains How To Resign from a Job to Start a Business - How To Quit Working
Episode #40: Chris Holmes, Mr. Cake, Explains How To Resign from a Job to Start a Business

Episode #40: Chris Holmes, Mr. Cake, Explains How To Resign from a Job to Start a Business

Chris Holmes

Mr. Cake, Chris Holmes, on how to resign from a job.

Chris Holmes worked as a chef. Food is his passion. But being a chef sucked. Late nights, early mornings, no freedom. It didn’t allow him to live the lifestyle he wanted.

So he set his passion for food aside and got a job as an immigration officer. It had regular hours, good pay and a predictable paycheck. It was even interesting at first.

But not for long. Soon Chris began to explore other options. For three years, he worked on a business on the side…

The result of those three years of hard work is the resignation letter that went viral on social media and was picked up by dozens of media outlets throughout the world.


While he got a lot of exposure, he’s just a normal guy who wanted to quit working a job he didn’t like and do something he cared about. On this episode of the “How to Quit Working Show” Chris Holmes, Mr. Cake, is going to tell us how he made that transition as well as:

  • How he KNEW that the time was right to actually RESIGN from his job.
  • The thing that he believes is more important than job security to his responsibility as a father to his young son.
  • Why he has repeatedly turned down opportunities to franchise and expand his business.

Mr. Cake Resignation Letter

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You can get more information about Chris Holmes, Mr. Cake, and book him to create your wedding cake at:

mrcake.co.uk. You can also find him on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Cake/147572108596601 or twitter at: twitter.com/mrcakeuk

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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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