A lot of people say that that entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. But by now I hope you know that’s total BS. Because in reality, it’s for a lot more people than we are led to believe.
Entrepreneurship offers you so many things that your current corporate america job CAN’T. And sis, we need to talk about those things.
When I worked in the corporate world there were a lot of things happening that just weren’t it, but I didn’t know any better. Like I used to have coworkers ping me in the middle of the night to try and set up a meeting to talk about something that was so easily something we could talk about the next day.
During my time in Big Law my life suffered; my sleep, my mental health, my physical health, all of it.
And looking back on it now, I see that, right? But in the moment it’s super hard to realize how much of your life is this miserable job until you hit that breaking point.
And once you hit that breaking point, it’s eye opening. But, no one should have to hit this breaking point to realize what they are sacrificing and the suffering they are going through.
So before you hit rock bottom, you need to ask yourself a few things.
Are your core needs being met? These include sleep, physical health, mental health, and more. If you feel like your current life is all consumed by work and the other things in your life have to take a back seat, it might be time for a change.
Is there space for the type of life you want? You shouldn’t have to put your life and the things you desire on hold just because of a job. Whether that be getting a dog, starting a family, or just having some down time to read or go for a walk, the right career will give you space for it.
Does this job give you fulfillment? A lot of us go a long time (like waiting for retirement) to feel any true sense of fulfillment. And that’s tragic. There are two ways to a fulfilling life. Either getting fulfillment from the actual work you’re doing vs. work that gives you time FOR your fulfillment. It might be time to examine if you have one or either of these types of fulfillment in your life.
Are you truly happy with what you’re doing? I don’t think that a job can make you truly happy but waking up everyday with dread to go into the office is what we’re trying to avoid.
If you feel like you need a change in a lot of these areas then entrepreneurship is the answer for you. It’s going to be the best route to custom build this life you want with intention. And since your current job isn’t giving you all these things, it might be time to leave.
But from where I sit, you have three options:
(1) Rage quit- which I think is a bad idea purely cause it puts unnecessary pressure on what to do next and I hope you’re exploring other options before it gets to this breaking point.
(2) Build a business as an escape route.
(3) Find a pivot job that allows you to go from your current job to a new one that seems a lot more promising in fulfilling all your needs.
Pivot jobs can make a lot of sense for a lot of people. Making small calculated pivots or jumps can buy you time to figure out what you really want to do, reestablish your capacity and maybe even pay better than your current job.
And if this seems like the right approach for you, but you just don’t know how to get started, getting help can be the answer. We’re hosting out Pivot Intensive Workshop again and it’s the last time we’ll be offering it for the year!
The Pivot Intensive is a 4-hour workshop where we cover identifying core values, creating roadmaps for your vision, determining a plan of action with measurable objectives, preparing a list of potential careers as pivots and more!
It’s gonna be on May 14th and if any of this has resonated with you-it’s a sign that you need to be there. You can find out more about the event and grab tickets at our website sidebizsmart.com or our instagram or Tik Tok at @sidebizsmart.
So, to summarize, you have to do what works best FOR YOU. But you can’t do that if you don’t know what that means, so take the time to ask yourself those questions.
And If you’re stuck or feel lost, there are real steps you can take. You can custom build the life you want- you don’t have to feel this way forever.
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