GET RID OF YOUR BOSS
We all or at least many of us work at jobs to make a living, and it is the most logical thing to do (or so we think), after all we all must achieve economic significance if not for just basic survival: food, clothing, shelter. We all need money to survive and we get paid for the hours we put in at a job.
So the basic need for a job is survival, we need money to exchange for the necessities of life in the world we live in. And by the way internet data is beginning to seem like a necessity these days, but that is a topic for some other time. We need money to live in our global society of about 7 billion people.
In many instances the motivation for a job is money; well Yes we want a sense of purpose, personal expression and all that, but we need the money as well. So the fact is ….well we don’t r-e-a-l-l-y need that job except that it pays the bills.
That means if we could get a legitimate guaranteed source of income without having to work at a job, many of us would grab at such an opportunity.
In the absence of that opportunity however, we must commute to work every morning to make the proverbial daily bread. Sometimes we hate the job, the people at the job and just about everything else, but we have no choice. In many instances we even have families who rely on those wages the job is bringing in. But is that really true?
DO YOU NEED A JOB
Must we remain at a job that stifles us, makes us feel less confident, because of our responsibilities? The answer to this question is dependent on the individual person, so I am simply going to state my opinion while I leave you to form yours.
I believe that your job is your boss’s own dream (if she is the owner); it’s the owner’s dream nonetheless, and you are a helper to achieve this dream; and you help out in exchange for dollars. Each day you get to work and do your best to make sure the owner(s) are happy with you and give you a raise from time to time.
Do you have a dream? That’s a great question , because most of us have dreams, some are realized others never come to light. The business you work for was born of a dream and the best the owner can do is to tell you this dream to you so you can see the mission, vision, the big picture. The profits that make the difference come to him; your salary is a business cost for him; in clear terms. a liability. It’s just the way it is.
Your boss may like you and probably gives you that raise from time to time, and might just be a very nice person. But I believe I owe it to myself, my children, and the whole world to demonstrate that I can also be a source of a job to someone else.
WHY DID I LEAVE MY JOB
From my perspective leaving your job and that’s if you are up to it doesn’t always have to be to seek another job with better benefits, it might just be because of the need to answer to higher need, call it destiny, purpose, or any other name.
It’s about standing out from the crowd, being able to be truly free to do what you know you ought to do. Working at a job could have other benefits, training, experience, industry knowledge are also relevant advantages that would help you in life; especially if you have the dream of owning your own business.
I believe ultimately we should all own businesses because I believe we all have unique ideas that could be of commercial benefit and we would all be better for it. The only thing worse than not having a job when all your focus is getting one; is working at a job you feel tied to. You know when you dislike what you are doing not because you are doing anything illegitimate or anything like that but because you have become bored and unfulfilled.
Sometimes what you need is another job and you should know when it is another job that would help; or maybe you need to have a talk with your boss? Perhaps another role, some time off? You should know when this is what your need
But a time then comes when you just know that the solution is not another job, or another role or anything like that. A time comes when you get that entrepreneurial nudge. And you know you have to just answer that call.
PERSONAL REASONS FOR LEAVING A JOB
So when should you quit your job? And I am not talking of going for another job. I mean starting your own business
- You have worked for over 5 years in a particular industry or career. This means if you want to quit after just a month at work then there must be something really life threatening at the job to inform that decision to quit.
- You have been professional and not found wanting on the job
- You have attained some leadership position at work
- You have recently found yourself yearning for something bigger than any job could offer
- . You have commenced training on the relevant skills and the mindset for the entrepreneurial life. This is because the skills needed to live as an employee are much different from what you require to be a business owner
For one thing an employee relies on his boss for his livelihood albeit in exchange for the employee’s time and expertise. The entrepreneur has no such luxury.
An employee has to exchange hours for money, an entrepreneur creates a system that makes money even when he is away and yes even when he is asleep.
6. You have already started work on that business you intend to grow on
7. You have some seed money to work with after you quit.
8. You have the agreement of your family or at least you have been able to persuade them on this; the reason is you need their support.
9. You have a mentor or someone you look up to who has achieved success in the business you are getting into.
10. When money isn’t your primary motivator for this move. If you are seeking more money, then get a raise or another job.
I wish you all the best.