People ask the question “should I quit my job?” for a variety of reasons. I think most people who ask the question have already decided to quit and are just looking for validation, or company, people who are on the same page, who’ve done the same thing.
Reasons To Quit Your Job
This has to be the first in your reasoning and deduction of the process. The reason or reasons to quit your job probably came before the decision to quit or the thinking about quitting. Nobody can tell you if your reason is a good reason. You’re the one who has lived it.
Usually the biggest reason for quitting a job is co-workers or a boss. That is a very good reason but the extent of the problem is probably more important. If someone teed you off just one time then the reason is not very strong, in fact, I would venture to say that it’s probably not the real reason.
If you have just an unbearable situation with a co-worker or a boss then you probably have a very strong reason to quit unless, of course, there are positives which outweigh the negatives.
There is no way in the world I can get to, list and explain every bad situation that a person could possibly be in and that’s not my goal here anyway. I am here to talk about the reason I quit my job and the reason, it turns out, that a lot of other people quit their jobs.
Ways To Quit Your Job
Now this section is very tempting. I mean we could really have a lot of fun talking about the very cool ways to quit your job. When I worked in radio, my very first job was at a country station in a small town in Colorado.
I didn’t like country music and I didn’t like that small town. My last night on the air, the last song I played was Johnny Paycheck’s “Take this job and shove it”. It was fun and it felt pretty good.
But I will try to wear my grownup hat and be a little bit responsible. That’s not as much fun but we don’t need anyone going and doing anything stupid either.
The way that you quit your job is going to have everything to do with the reason you’re quitting in the first place. I’ll leave it up to you except to say don’t do anything you wouldn’t want done to you.
Leave in such a way that you won’t be ashamed or embarrassed to show your face to the people who are involved if you see them when you’re out and about. There really is something to that “Don’t burn your bridges behind you” thing you know. Yea, that wasn’t as much fun but we can live with it :).
Back To Reasons To Quit Your Job
Well, one reason anyway. But first, did you know that, according to US News Money, between 1.5 and 2 million people quit their jobs every month. That number just amazed me. That number of people quit those jobs for 3 main reasons; to pursue a new opportunity (pretty broad term), take care of a family member or to start their own business.
That last one is me. I was never happy working for someone else. I’ve had a few careers and a lot of jobs but I didn’t like any of them. The funny thing was that I excelled in most of those jobs, rose through the ranks, but just was not ever satisfied.
Even radio and I still love radio but wasn’t completely satisfied in it, I think, because it was a job. A job can take the fun out of anything. So if you’re not happy in your job, what do you do? Is it just that particular job or are you like me and just don’t like working for someone else.
You’re told what to do, what time to do it and sometimes even how to do it. On top of that you’re helping someone else to achieve their dreams and become rich sometimes. So let’s move on to what I did and although I won’t tell you what to do, maybe you can get an idea or even the inspiration to make your own decision.
I didn’t want to work for anyone else anymore. I wanted to make my own way, pursue my dreams and get to the point where my wife and I could do whatever we wanted to do whenever we wanted to do it. Those last 17 words are my motto and were my ultimate goal.
I started my own home business part time while I was still working. I would come home and work in my home office for 4-6 hours every night and on the weekends too. How long it takes you to get to where you want to be depends on a few things, especially the technology part. If you’re tech savvy it won’t take you as long as it did me.
The home business possibilities on the internet are tremendous and, at the same time, there’s a lot of crap. An easy way to sift through that crap is to eliminate the programs or people who tell you it’s so easy and you could be making $100K a month by next Tuesday. You can also eliminate the people who say they have a “push button” program and it’s all done for you.
No Better Reason To Quit Your Job
I had not completely reached my ultimate goal before I quit my job. I started to think “if I quit I could gain myself 40+ hours a week to put towards reaching my goals”. So that’s what I did and I’m very glad that I did it.
There is no better reason to quit your job than to pursue your dreams, whatever they are.
If you think, or know, that you want to basically take the same route I did for the same reasons, then do it. You can start out part time until either you don’t need that job anymore or you do what I did and chase the dream full time. That job you have or may be afraid of quitting is not as secure as you think it is.
Nobody cares about you, your family and your dreams the way that you do. When you leave your job they’ll just find somebody else to do it. Only you know what you can and cannot do. You know if you can just quit now or you can start a business part time and keep working for a while. Only you know your circumstances so only you can make the decision.
I do have a warning for you though. Despite all of the hype you read and hear on the internet, it takes work to get a business going. Nothing good comes easy. If it did everybody would be rich and nobody would be working for somebody else.
Here it is in a nutshell. Make a decision to either start a business or to keep working for the man:). Hang out with people of the same mindset as you. If they’re not around you physically they are around you on the internet. Find a person or people you can trust, who have what you want and then do what they do. Don’t take advice from your broke friends and family.
Pursue your dreams relentlessly, every spare minute that you have. Stay focused on your goal, be consistent and persistent and never, ever give up.
You can start right now…here.