If you are not satisfied with what you are doing, or if YOU hate your current job, you are not alone.
According to a Gallup survey, 85% of the worldwide population is disengaged from their work.
Almost 9 out of 10 people all over the world hate their job.
WHICH ARE THE WARNING SIGNS THAT CONFIRM YOU'D BETTER BUILD YOUR OWN ONLINE BUSINESS?
1) YOU CANNOT STAND TO RUN THE HAMSTER WHEEL TRAP ANYMORE
You have reached a point where enough is enough.
You have become aware of the implications that being stuck in this system entail:
- working flat out every single day to serve someone else’s business,
- working your tail off to make your employer richer and richer when you barely meet ends,
- being considered only a number of a big Corporation and being mistreated,
- not having enough time to do what you like doing or to spend with the people you love,
- running the risk of never getting out of this fricking hamster wheel, etc...
2) YOU ARE LIVING SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE
Maybe, like me, you have realized that what you are doing is not what you have always dreamed about.
You have become aware you are doing what someone else wanted you to do.
As I mentioned in my story, I was conditioned to find a permanent career by my parents.
Parental conditioning often leads you to end up doing something that you don't like, that's because you have not been the chooser.
Maybe, in your case, it was not parental conditioning that led you to be stuck in a job that you dislike.
Perhaps, it was teacher conditioning or peer conditioning.
Who has been conditioning your work choices?
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who made you start the job you hate.
What matters is that you have become aware that you chose it to please someone else.
This is one of the reasons that drove me to start my own online business.
3) YOU KNOW YOU DESERVE SOMETHING BETTER IN YOUR LIFE
You are aware that your current job is stopping YOU from becoming the best version of yourself.
You have gifts that you cannot use in the position you are covering now.
You are feeling that where you are is not where you are meant to be.
You have the burning feeling that you are here on this planet not to live a mediocre existence but to create something important.
Something for which, when you are old, you tell yourself:
“Look at what I have created, how many people’s lives I have positively affected”.
Use your gifts to create the life you truly want.
It can take years, also decades before you can get clarity about what you are truly meant to do.
But once that feeling hits, you cannot ignore it.
Take the time to investigate what is going on inside you.
If your gut grumbles all the time probably it is telling you it’s time to CHANGE.
Pay attention to what your body tells you!
4) YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING
You are not passionate about what your job involves and you keep checking the time, longing for your workday to finish ASAP.
You have the feeling that it’s time to start doing something NEW, something that can make you feel enthusiastic.
That’s why starting an online business around your passion might be the best decision you could ever take.
There is nothing better than working any single day to build something you are passionate about and something you really believe in.
After all, a business is like a baby, it’s always a pleasure to look after it.
5) YOU ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE STRESSED
You are aware that your working hours stress you.
They are having a big impact on your health and personal life.
Let me put it bluntly, in most of the Corporate jobs there are times when the pace is break-neck and when everyone has to do overtime.
You might find yourself having to stay at work till late and come in on the weekend.
Those times should be compensated for.
Employers should care about their employees’ work-life balance.
They should take into account that life is not only about working and remember that every worker has a personal life.
Unfortunately in the Corporate world, where competition is impelling, employees’ well-being is overlooked and their private life deteriorates.
Productivity far surpasses health and safety.
When you are permanently stressed and knackered YOU are more susceptible to falling ill.
I also was in this kind of situation, squeezed by my boss all the time.
I used to work up to 65 hours per week, feeling knackered all the time, and not wanting to do anything.
I was short-changing family and loved ones, personal hobbies, exercise, and other positive habits because of my traditional day job.
This situation and the related frustration motivated me to start my own online business, a business that could serve me and not the other way around.
Why should you be a slave, keep running the hamster wheel trap when you can build an online business that eventually will free you?
6) YOU ARE WORKING IN A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT
You don’t get on with your colleagues or your boss and you find yourself arguing with them most of the time.
You can feel that this bad atmosphere is draining your energy.
At the end of the day, you are influenced by the people you are surrounded by, and so you should make sure you work with people that have a positive impact on you.
Otherwise, a bad relationship with your colleagues and managers can affect all the other areas of your life.
7) YOU FEEL STUCK
YOU are aware that in your current job, there’s no room for your personal development.
“In this world, you're either growing or you're dying, so get in motion and grow”. - Lou Holtz
When you are unable to learn new skills, and you are ambitious (and you must be since you are reading this article) you feel frustrated and bored.
You need new challenges and the possibility to learn new things to keep yourself motivated and enthusiastic about what you are doing.
Having something new to learn is of paramount importance for your progress both for your career and your personal life.
If you always repeat the same tasks you cannot become a better version of yourself.
You should always have new goals to accomplish to be able to continuously improve and scale your skills.
So if you don’t see any room for improvement in your current job you should plan to start your own online business.
“Where am I going to be in 6 months, 1 year, two years, etc...if I carry on doing what I am doing now?”
Chances are you won’t have taken one step forward, you will just be older, but not better.
By starting your own online business instead you will always have something new to learn, something triggering your growth.
And this is pivotal for your personal development and consequently for your business.
Now just picture:
What your life would be like in 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, etc… if YOU started your own online business?
What impact your business might have on your life and on other people too?
8) YOU BRING HOME YOUR FRUSTRATION AND SADNESS
Do you find yourself often complaining about your job with your family?
I used to do the same.
Because of your frustration, you bring home a lot of negativity and this can jeopardize the relationship with your loved ones.
Is it worth staying in a job that can ruin the relationship with your family members?
9) YOU DREAD GOING TO WORK EVERYDAY
- Are you thrilled to start your day when the alarm clock goes off in the morning?
- Are you energetic and ready to start another working day?
or, as it used to be the case with me, you think:
- “Here I am, another f*cking boring day is starting…”
- “I am so tired, I cannot get out of the bed”
- “I cannot wait for the weekend”.
I remember when I was only looking for the weekend to come, it was horrible.
I couldn’t enjoy any working day or even the weekend.
I used to get anxious.
I was already thinking about Monday, which meant restarting the hamster wheel again.
These are also clues that tell you enough is enough, it is time to change.
10) YOU SPEND HOURS COMMUTING EVERY DAY
You are stuck in a job and are forced to do overtime either because you are asked by your boss or in order to make ends meet.
And if on top of that, you also have to commute, the hours you can devote to yourself and your loved ones are very few.
If commuting to work takes much of your time you should consider starting and growing an online business that eventually, later on, will enable you to quit your current job.
11) YOU ARE RUNNING THE RISK TO BE PUT ON FURLOUGH AND TO BE MADE REDUNDANT
Another good sign and reason why you should take into consideration to start your own online business is the situation the company you are working for is facing.
In this unprecedented year where Covid-19 has been the main player, many people have been put on furlough and many others have been made redundant.
When I was put on furlough, I decided to think ahead and invest in myself and create my online business from scratch to avoid running the risk to end up in an unpleasant situation later.
Thank goodness I decided to take that shot in the dark and start my journey online.
12) YOUR VALUES ARE NOT ALIGNED WITH YOUR JOB
You can no longer endorse your company’s ethics and mission.
You have realized that the way your Corporation does business is not aligned with your values and moral standards.
If you have the feeling that what you are doing is not ethical make sure to get out of it ASAP.
Otherwise, you will end up feeling guilty and you will regret supporting a shady business.
13) YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH YOUR PAYSLIP
You are fed up with trading your time for money.
You don’t want to be paid for the time that you are at work anymore, but for the value, you can bring to the marketplace.
You know that you are worth more than what your employer is paying you per hour.
You are aware that until you are stuck in your current position you cannot aspire to a better salary.
You want a better future for yourself and for the people that surround you.
And you are feeling ready to do whatever it takes to take your life to the next level.
This might be the right moment to start your online business.
A business that can be profitable and that can give you the freedom you are looking for.
Now that you know the warning signs that suggest you should start your own online business, you have a benchmark.
You can measure to what extent you are part of the Corporate world and how dissatisfied you are with it.
How many of the above warning signs are tossing YOU?
If most of them are part of your life, take the shot in the dark and start your own online business, the one through which you can truly express your values and gifts.
An online business you can build around your passion and a business that enables you to work from anywhere and for as long as you want.
And remember that even if you have no clue from where to start that’s absolutely fine.
I was in the same situation, willing to change my life, but not knowing where to start from.
That’s why I am here to help YOU.
I want to give you the same opportunity that was given to me to start an online business from scratch.
Don’t be shy, don’t listen to your conditioned mind telling you:
“It is not the right time, it is too difficult, there’s no chance for success, it takes too much time and money, etc”
Remember: our minds are designed to keep us comfortable, but staying in your comfort zone kills your dreams.
"You never change your life until YOU step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone". - Roy T. Bennett
I am looking forward to hearing how many warning signs YOU have spotted in your life and I am eager to walk you to start your online business from scratch.
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