This lockdown has given people a lot of time to think.
Usually, everyone is racing around too busy “doing” their life and not having time to actually live it.
But over the last few months, being in lockdown has forced us all to slow down. And the pace of most people’s lives has slowed down to a barely detectable crawl.
The surprising upside of this is, most people are finding out that they prefer a slower pace… and they dread going back to work.
Some people are even thinking about what it would be like to be their own boss. That way, they’d never have to go back to work again.
So, while they are “locked up,” they’re letting their imagination run wild. They daydream about what it would be like to be their own boss.
Well, I’m a massive fan of it. But I also know from personal experience that you need to be ready to take the plunge. Otherwise, the dream can become a nightmare.
And the biggest reason is if you become your own boss at the wrong time, or in the wrong way… you could end up with the most stressed and worst boss in the world! And when you’re that person… there’s no “going home at the end of the day to escape them.” You’re with your boss, 24/7!
So how do you know the time is right to become your own boss?
Here are my 3 top tips:
Your career doesn’t “do it” for you anymore:
Climbing the career ladder or waiting for a promotion is ok if there’s a good pay-off. But what a lot of people are slowly starting to realise is, the higher up the “ladder” they go… the less fulfilled they feel.
But the problem is, people when get used to the income, they feel stuck doing something that they don’t even like anymore. If you’re not excited to go back to work, or… if you lost your job, and you’re not excited about finding another one like it… then you could be ready to be your own boss.
You feel like you’re suffocating:
Putting all your energy into someone else’s success can suck… literally! It can suck the air out of your lungs when you hand over your best ideas, and your boss puts their “special touches” on it.
In a better and more supportive environment, those ideas could make you a fortune. And even having that thought means you are more than ready to be your own boss.
The pain of staying put is worse than the fear of change:
It’s normal for everyone to think about quitting their job every now and then. But if you think about it a lot, then it’s definitely time to move on.
When we stay in situations beyond their usefulness or past their “expiry date” … then we can start to pay the price. Our relationships can suffer. Our health can suffer. And our overall wellbeing can take a massive hit. These are all clear signs that it’s time to move on. But you need to look at whether getting another job is going to cut it… or is it actually time to be your own boss?
So, if it is time or you to be your own boss, then it’s time to start looking for opportunities to make that happen. Here’s a great way to get into your own business and be your own boss, and you can even start while you are in lockdown. Watch this free web-class to know if it’s right for you:
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