As of March 2022, 8.6 million people quit their jobs. That’s a huge number and this time in history has been coined “The Great Resignation”.
Every day, we’re seeing people start online businesses and get jobs where they can work from home and live a fulfilling life so we want to experience that as well.
Today, there are so many ways to make money while giving yourself freedom whether it’s starting an online business or transitioning into a different career.
Work is gonna take up ⅓ of your life so you might as well enjoy it.
Without further ado, here are 3 signs you need to quit your job.
There’s a saying that goes “If you’re not growing, you're dying.” and that rings true with the jobs we choose.
If your income potential is limited to an amount that doesn’t fit your dream life, it might be time to find another avenue.
But even more than that, what’s your “impact level”? Does this job you’re in align with your personal goals and allow you to make the type of impact you want in the world?
Working is an amazing way to spend our time and a huge part of living a fulfilling life. That is, as long as the work itself allows you to express who you are through it and make an impact in some way.
For example, if you sell cars at a dealership, you could find fulfillment in pairing customers with the perfect vehicle for them and their families. Seeing them filled with joy and excitement from their new purchase gives you joy.
That’s something you need to be able to see yourself through this job. If no matter how hard you try, you can’t find that fulfillment through that job, it might be time to move on.
The last question to ask yourself is do you want to grow in this career?
When you see your boss, do you want their job? If not, that’s another sign this might not be the best path for you.
Being late, procrastinating, not being motivated to do your work, or calling out sick if you’re not are all signs this job doesn’t bring you the kind of fulfillment you’re looking for.
I’m assuming you’re an ambitious person that is willing to work and not someone that hates any form of work. If you’re the latter, you have more inner work to do than actual work, but that’s a topic for a different day.
Bottom line is that you need to work if you want to enjoy your life. My Dad always told me “If you don’t make money, you don’t eat.” and he was right.
If you don’t make money, you don’t get to travel, donate to charities, spot the bill for family and friends, and so on.
Even with my business, it’s still working. The difference is, I don’t dread it.
That’s the biggest distinction between you and this job. Do you dread going to work? Does it feel like you’re walking through the doors with weights on your ankles and just going through the motions?
If you want to live a more fulfilling life, that job doesn’t sound like it’s helping you get there.
There comes a point when, no matter how much you try and make it better, you just know that you’re not happy.
I strongly encourage you, if you haven’t done this already, to plan out your Ideal Life.
Write down on a piece of paper, or Google Doc, 3 main categories: Health, Wealth, and Relationships.
List bullet points of all the things you would love to experience inside each one of those categories.
If I gave you a magic wand for the next 3 years that allowed you to make your life be anything you wanted in those 3 categories, what would you create?
What would you do with that magic wand in the areas of your health, wealth, and relationships? Take some time to write that out with at least 5 bullet points in each category.
If you did that exercise, you’re a superstar. Most people aren’t willing to take some random guy on the internet's advice to improve their life. They would rather say “That sounds cool” and then move on.
You, my friend, are different.
Writing out your Ideal Life and getting your thoughts in front of you will allow you to look at your job and ask “Is this job going to get me what I really want?”.
If the answer is no, then why would you stay in that job?
Those are my 3 telltale signs that it’s time to quit your job.
Remember that work is one of the most fulfilling things we can spend our time doing. Why would you waste your precious time in a job that doesn’t give you the fulfilment you want?
Leaving your job is a big decision and isn’t something you should just ditch on a whim.
As for your question, is it truly time to quit your job? I don’t know. I can’t answer that question for you. But what I can do is give you some helpful insight that gave me the courage to quit my old job and start my own business.
If I had to, I’d do it all over again.
I hope you found this article helpful and that it got your brain turning on what’s possible. Now it’s time to make some moves!
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