Are you happy going into work every day, or are you feeling bored, misunderstood, and undervalued? If you’re toying with the idea of turning your side gig into a full-time business, read on. Here’s three simple ways to know when it’s time to quit the 9-to-5 grind and jump into the exciting world of entrepreneurship!
You’re Simply Unhappy
Do you jump out of bed with excitement and joy at the idea of another day at work? No? Me neither. Most people don’t. But many people do, however, feel motivated and engaged with the work they’re going to complete for the day. One of the biggest signs it may be time to move on from your current role is the feeling of discontent. If you’re not mentally engaged with your work, it may be time to investigate other opportunities. Feeling like you’re just surviving, and simply earning a paycheck, isn’t reason enough to stick around. Do you find yourself complaining to your coworkers, friends, and family members? Issues or problems at work do arise from time to time, but complaining about them, and finding solutions, should help you grow. If venting about work is just creating more problems, it may be time to move on. When the Sunday night blues turn into full-blown depression, it’s time to say goodbye to the grind, and hello to new opportunities!
It’s Just a Job
Most people engage with work to provide a living for themselves and their families. Your position at work should not only be engaging, but it should also be beneficial to your growth and skill set. If you’re lowering your standards by continuing to work in a role that doesn’t challenge you to learn and grow, you may be missing out on a big part of life. When you’re hired for a role, you’re brought into the company for your unique skill set. While you’re there, you should feel eager to grow and evolve, and help the company do so, as well. If you feel like you can’t learn anymore, or that there isn’t any room for growth at the company, consider looking elsewhere. You never want to be so comfortable in any given role that you become disengaged and bored. If you can do your job with your eyes closed, you’re overqualified. Stagnation breeds resentment and unhappiness. Not only that, but boredom is the foundation for mistakes. A lack of concentration, and a wandering mind, means that you’re procrastinating instead of working. Use those daydreams to your advantage and start thinking about turning your side-gig into a full-time business!
Bringing that Negativity Home
So, you’re unhappy at work because “it’s just a job.” But what else is feeding into that negative mindset? Are you constantly criticized? Do you find yourself complaining to your coworkers, and hearing your concerns echoed back to you? If so, you may be working in a toxic environment. A pessimistic atmosphere can wreak havoc on your own mindset. A bad manager, boss, or leader can bring the whole company down, regardless of its mission. A high turnover rate is the number one red flag of a toxic work environment. If you feel like you can’t speak up for fear of retribution, get out fast! You should support your company’s mission and goals, and your values should align with the company’s culture. If you’re uncertain about the company’s future, or unsupportive of key leaders and management, you don’t fit in with the company culture. It’s human nature to complain, but if you’re feeling mentally and physically unhealthy, you know that negative energy has become toxic. When you bring that toxic negative energy into your home life, you let it directly affect your mental and physical health. It’s time to cut ties and prioritize you, first!
If you’re feeling unhappy, disengaged, and mentally or physically unwell, it may be time to reconsider your work situation. Your mental and physical health should come first above all else. No job or role is worth compromising your own health and well being. You can always turn your full attention to your side hustle or jump into entrepreneurship for the fulfillment you’ve been searching for! When you’re ready to take your business to the next level, check out BizLender online or call 855-433-8641. BizLender has been offering lending solutions since 2013, and emphasizes working smarter, not harder, by using technology to fund small businesses in as little as 24 hours.
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