Six Reasons to Quit Your Day Job

As the saying goes, “There are two sides to every coin.” My last post discussed why you should keep your day job…so now you get the other side. I once had an analogy for a company I worked for; the company was a beautiful cruise ship with a great crew but the rudder was broken and the captain was drunk (guess you can imagine I didn’t stay there long).

If you have ever felt that way, maybe it is time you stop complaining and do something about it. Becoming an entrepreneur sounds hard, but I believe, with the right plan, you can accomplish anything.

1. You’re unemployable.

Job jumping stinks. If your resume contains more than two pages of job history, maybe you should look at starting your own business. Society tells us to work for someone from 9 to 5 for 25 years and then life will be good. If that sounds as terrifying to you as it does to me, you should be an entrepreneur.

2. There is a need for what you want to sell.

Identifying a niche product or service is important but you don’t have to recreate the wheel. Many new business have been started because an existing business has poor service or quality; another is started that trumps it.

3. Money isn’t everything to you.

Yes, there is more to life than money. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t guarantee anyone a millionaire’s bank account, but it might give you their lifestyle. Taking time off when you want or working the hours you desire sometimes is more important to people than a fat paycheck.

4. You’re young and single.

Let’s face it, being a family man (or woman) has its challenges. Priorities, in my opinion, should always be placed on what is best for the family. Having said that, being young and single is the best time to venture out on your own. Not only are your expenses going to be less, but your time investment can be more substantial because of your lack of commitments.

5. You desire to “be the man”.

Some people just want the ball. They thrive on pressure, excel in battle and when beaten to a pulp, they can wipe off the dust and get back up without having to be coddled. Sound like you? If so, you’re gonna love being the man.

6. You love sales.

Let’s face it, everyone is selling something…and if you are good at it, why do it for someone else’s benefit? If you have a tattoo that says “ABC” on your arm you very well could be the next Mark Cuban.
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