During times of stress, frustration and the need for change the first thing that everyone thinks about is I NEED TO QUIT AND WORK FOR MYSELF! Well, it’s not that simple and glamorous as you may think. You never really work for yourself, as you have customers, vendors, and many other key individuals that make your business a successful one. It takes time, planning, self-evaluation, and a Plan B option. Here is a good article that can give you some tips on what to consider before quitting that ‘horrible’ job you have:
Giving up the security of a full-time job to start your own business is a risky, often stressful move. “The biggest reason people don’t end up quitting is the fear of uncertainty. They don’t know what might happen and they don’t want to give up the security that they already have,” says Sean Ogle, who quit a job in finance to live in Thailand and run a virtual search engine optimization and Web consultancy.
How do you know when the time is right to make the leap? Here are 10 questions to ask before you quit your job.
When we sit down to think about what would be a good thing for us to do, as a business, as a service, just think of what you do best. What are you good at? What comes naturally? It is already a part of who you are and all you have to do is really believe in yourself and develop that skill, that strength and you will start to feel how great it is to do you ‘work’, your ‘business’. Embrace what you love and you will feel like it is not really ‘a job’ or ‘work’ but just having fun. Really great how it is explained in this article…
Mad Men‘s Don Draper is exceptionally good at saving a deal gone sour. When a client dislikes an ad campaign, the fictional ad exec can weave the perfect tale to change their minds. His storytelling ability is a gift that no one else at his agency has. To become a successful business leader, identify your own strengths and talents and foster them.
Your strengths are ultimately the keys to your success. “When we do things we’re already good at, our business acumen is quicker,” says Todd Kashdan, a psychology professor at George Mason University and author of Curious? (William Morrow, 2009).