In the corporate world, nothing is certain. That’s why you can keep working as you begin the process of starting your franchise and building your business.
Keeping your full-time job will provide you with income to tide you over until your franchise becomes profitable. It will also be beneficial to have more monthly income from various sources.
But how do you know when it’s time to begin the process of transitioning away from your corporate job?
For some people, leaving a job is simple. Others may not realize it's time to leave. Maybe you're not entirely unhappy at work, but it no longer gives you the same satisfaction it once did.
Here are six indicators that can help you decide it’s time to begin your move.
1. Are You No Longer Excited About Your Job?
This may sound obvious, but remember when you started your job? Remember how eager you were and how many possibilities you saw ahead of you? Many people are content with just having any job, but it may be time to move on if you no longer have that passion.
2. Is The Company Failing?
If you work for someone else and the signs are clear that the ship is sinking, then it’s time to get off. There usually isn’t a good reason to be the last person aboard.
3. Is Workplace Stress Affecting You At Home?
If employment stress is spilling over into your personal life, you should reevaluate. It might be the pressure you're under, the fact that you despise your job so much that it makes you uneasy, or that work consumes too much of your family time.
Work has become too much if it is interfering with your personal life. Likewise, if work-related stress impacts your health, it is time to make a change.
4. Do You Feel Like You Don’t “Fit In” At Work?
You might not fit in with the corporate culture or have other work ethic conflicts. If you aren't happy at work and don't believe in the company, it’s time to explore other opportunities.
5. Is Your Job Performance Declining?
If you're not satisfied at work, you might not be performing your best. If you can't give your best effort, it's time to hunt for other prospects.
6. Are You Being Overlooked?
It's unlikely that things will improve if management isn't utilizing all of your abilities or if your promotion opportunities are limited. You may not be receiving negative feedback, but you are being passed over or no longer invited to important meetings.
It could be your managers, but it could also be boredom. Even the most successful leaders sometimes discover that they need a change. If your job is no longer challenging, you should look for other options regardless of the reason.
You might be able to find what you're looking for at another job. But, on the other hand, it may be time to go out on your own and leave the career that is preventing you from reaching your full potential.
Franchising is a path to consider because it offers a real opportunity for the success you are missing.
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