Having a tedious corporate job sometimes made me wondered if I should quit my job and build my own business. But as all of you also know, leaving a 9-to-5 job is not as easy as saying it. For whatever reasons, quitting jobs should come with many considerations. This is even ‘scarier’ when you have a good career path, long working experience, and solid network in your career.
Before talking about leaving your current career path, let’s talk about some considerations before quitting it for good. Oh yes, you didn’t read it wrong. This time, I will talk about quitting your career for doing what you want outside of a corporate work.
What are Some Considerations Before Quitting a Corporate Job?
There are many things that you need to put into consideration. Like I’ve said before, you need to consider whether you are ready to say goodbye for your hard-earned resume in a corporate career. If you don’t mind to end the title “Supervisor”, “Manager”, “General Manager”, “Director”, or other similar cool job title in your resume, then I guess you are good to go.
Leaving a corporate job where you have a steady flow of income every month is also the main consideration you should think about.
Are you ready to break your fixed monthly salary into nothing?
Leaving your job to start your own business means your main line of sustainable income will disappear. This is something you need to be aware of before you go any further. Thus, it’s always been wise to ensure that you already have another source of income to deal with your monthly expense or at least, having enough saving to help you deal with your basic expenditure.
One of the golden rules before you quit a corporate job permanently is you should have at least 6 months worth of living expense in your reserve. Should everything go wrong and you need to be back applying a corporate career, you still have some money left to survive.
List all your considerations to help yourself before committing to quit
There’s one thing that I’ve always do before I decide to do something, which is making a feasibility study. It’s nothing of complex study before executing a project or starting up business, though the idea is similar. Basically, I will try to uncover the upsides and downside of the opportunity before me, to know if it’s doable for me.
Why Should We Quit our Job to Do What We Want?
The opportunity that I consider recently when thinking about leaving my job is to build my own business. However, many of us here may have a different purpose after quitting his/her job. For example, you may want to travel around the world
You should be free to be whatever you want to be in your life. Don’t let your job to be your ‘cage’.
I’ve listed below the main reasons why we should quit our corporate job permanently. If you have a keen to most of the reasons, then you are in the right spot to seriously think about quitting your current job.
1. Having A Fulfilment
In the previous article, I already told you that life balance means you can have both accomplishment and enjoyment. Unfortunately, in most case when people do an office job they are having a hard time to enjoy what they do. Why? Because we don’t do what we really passionate about. If we build our own business based on our passion, we are more likely to have a fulfilment.
2. Having A More Stable Emotion
Whether you realize it or not, working under pressure will make you have an unstable emotion and can lead to death in extreme condition. Maybe you don’t think that it’s a big deal, but if it keeps going on, it could disrupt your relationship with family, friends, or any other particular person. Having your own business might also have its own pressure, but not in the way that make you feel you’re in a pathetic situation.
3. Having More Time To Enjoy
When you live a 9 to 5 job, you’re imprisoned inside your cubicle at least 8 hours a day. That’s when you lucky enough for not having some extra working hours to do. Building your own business will allow you to manage your time and do the job at your most convenient time.
4. Be Your Own Boss
I’m not good under command and sometimes it’s just irking to know that the commander doesn’t even know what they’re commanding. I like having the ability to see the big picture of what I’m doing, knowing where I’m heading and creating the strategy to get there and do every step that need to be taken instead of just getting a fracture of what it really is.
5. Having More Control Over Your Life
This is definitely something that I love the most. Have you ever have to put your own matter on hold because your boss asks you to do some extra working hours just before you leave the office or ask to come on the weekend? When you’re committed to your boss, there’s nothing you can do when urgent task comes up out of nowhere. When it happen on your business, you have a chance to choose which you want to prioritize.
Packed with Your Fully Thought Considerations and Reasons, Quitting Jobs is Really Viable
All of the above considerations and reasons give me a lot of motivation and help to answer the question of seriously leaving my job to start my own business. I still have some matters to do so I still need to work with my corporate career, but at least I can start to make some good preparation to permanently quit the job.
Make a good preparation to become a ‘free bird’, so you can ‘soar’ as high as possible
There is one important thing if you want to quit your job permanently. You seriously need to know where you want to go. Setting a goal is the big part of achieving your dream, and it will help you determine which path you need to take.
If you don’t know what to do in your life, or you need some motivational reading about doing what you really want, kindly read my article about living with a purpose. This will shed you some light to have a better life. Thank you for reading and any food for thought is welcome in the comment section
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