I’ve got to have a job, I need a job, just ANY job!” is the desperate call of many who have had their income switch pulled. Any job? Not worth it! Here’s why…
One thing that irks me is the saying, “Earning money isn’t supposed to be fun.” Who says? Folks that are stuck in jobs they hate tend to come up with this kind of rationale in order to justify why they won’t try to move into something better or even better than this, start a business. This kind of deduction is a self-limiting belief that serves to lock such employees (and professionals) away and throw away the key.
Do You Need to Change Your Job or Career?
- mismatched with your passions
- are disengaged with your job
I can help you determine what you can do until you can match the income you are getting, and be able to do this on a consistent bases.
Take this from my own experience… If you are in a job that you dislike, even hate, you should remain there until you can work something else out which is better. For the time being, you are going to have to do what you can in regards to how to make your work more interesting. I know is easier said than done, but you do have other options.
- Work for a different company that has a better environment.
- Get into an industry that you have passion for.
- Build a business revolving around your interests.
I am not a proponent to employment unless it is something one enjoys doing and see it as a life’s work. Why I say this is because we spend a very significant amount of our lives in employment and if we are forced by circumstances to remain in, or even take, a job we hate, it causes all sorts of misery.
Sometimes we must endure this, but we are free to move on at the earliest opportune time. This being said…
Let’s look at these…
Work for A Different Company
While this is pure common sense, staying in a job until another has been secured, very often goes unheeded. I myself have been guilty of quitting jobs without lining up another, and it can cause undesired results ranging from mild stress to loss of one’s home.
If you are okay with the kind of work you are doing for a company, even if it isn’t the best suited for you, but you are very experienced with what you do, you should consider finding similar work if the current company you are working for is not desirable.
At one time or another, most of us have had the unpleasant experience of working under a bovine boss or manager whose power has gone to their head. In some way, the environment you are working for is poisonous, either to your health, or to your mental health, even though the work itself is within your interests and something you like doing.
Move Into a Different Industry
Employee disengagement hurts the employee, the employer and the economy. What is employee disengagement? Watch the short video below…
Use your current job as a springboard and leverage off of it to get education if need be to move into the industry that you would be more happy with. You may enjoy the people you work with but most of your attention is on the work you are doing, not your co-workers.
I’ve found it far more draining physically and mentally to try to so something I dread, and with all likelihood, so would you. Outside of not liking the environment you are in or the people in it, hating what you do accounts for far more of folks being disengaged with their jobs than anybody else.
Your heart may not be in for the employment scene itself. Some folks don’t like the idea of being “caged up” in a restrictive, rigid routine that characterizes employment. If this is you…
Start a Business
Nothing can be more rewarding and satisfying than to start a business that you enjoy and do what you love to do. You have control and are your own boss. You choose who will be in your team and set everything in motion the way YOU want it.
Very important! Have you ever noticed those pay raises and how they result in SMALLER paychecks? Yes, this actually happens as most of us know. The harder you work at your regular day job and are awarded these pay raises for your job well-done, the more you get punished by the government! How? Check out my blog over at WA that discusses this. You DO get punished for those pay raises! (This link will lead to a blog where you will need to create an account. No worries: There are no purchases of any kind required.) Please see below for more information…
One of the most lucrative and easiest type of business is the online variety. Today, starting a business doesn’t require tens of thousands of dollars to do. This is the type of business I recommend. Doing this first can lead to great rewards and when the momentum has been achieved, big business and investing are sure upgrades!
To build an online (or any) business, requires hard work, patience, sustained effort and tenacity. Though this sounds difficult, it is … only for the faint at heart. Most folks with average intelligence can do this with the right education. My assessment from years of experience with online training programs, Wealthy Affiliate University tops off as the very best you will find on the Internet for the education you need to build an online business. Please see my review on Wealthy Affiliate by clicking here or the image below.