Many people always complain about their jobs, people who don’t like what they are doing, and who are unhappy waking up and going to work. Some of you may be in this position right now or may know someone who is in this situation.
The problem is, there are always reasons to stay. Health Benefits, salary, the corporate ladder, retirement plans, and many other reasons.
Most people who say they don’t like their job, have no idea of what they would rather be doing with their time that would allow them to pay bills, because, let’s be honest, those still need to be paid.
I couldn’t be more excited for a friend of mine, who recently took a leap of faith and left his corporate job. I can’t speak to his feelings about his previous job, but he always wanted to be pursuing his passion and giving it a chance. He knew he didn’t want to be stuck in a job he didn’t like, even though he was good at it.
So, he started off the new year by leaving his corporate life and starting his freelance videography business.
The important thing to remember is, he did it with enough of a plan and savings that he wouldn’t be on the street within 2 months. Some kind of vision is key to being able to succeed.
Until you take the leap of quitting your job, you will never know what awaits you on the other side. For example, because he quit, he has much more time available, which has already lead him to other opportunities and accomplished things he wouldn’t have otherwise been able to. Was there any way to plan these? No. But the will happen if you work hard and put yourself out there.
It’s truly inspiring, but for me, it’s also fun to have someone to discuss the freelance life with, help each other out, do projects together.
Others need to take away from this. If you are unhappy in your job, figure out what you would rather be doing, and how to get there, then start doing small steps to make it happen. If you aren’t doing this, then don’t complain about your situation.
If you aren’t helping yourself get out.
Until next time, always be creating.