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3 Signs It’s Time to Start Your Own Firm
If you’re an ambitious person who quite simply doesn’t do your best work under a lot of limits or with a boss looking over your shoulder, you’re far from alone. True trailblazers and entrepreneurs need freedom to follow their passions and bring their unique visions to life. If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, then it’s only a matter of time before you feel a strong pull to strike out on your own. Here are three signs that moment might have finally found you.
1. Your dissatisfaction with your job is starting to show itself elsewhere in your life.
While some people may have you believe that the key to happiness, wealth, and success is living a completely workaholic lifestyle, in actuality nothing could be further from the truth. A happy life is a balanced life that includes both work and play. The “work” part of the equation can’t be just any job either. It’s imperative that you have work in your life that is absolutely fulfilling in every way. If you’re not getting this at your current job and you’ve been seeing your professional satisfaction bleed into your personal life, it might be time for a change.
2. You’re not someone who likes to take orders from others.
One of the biggest signs that you’re meant to be more of a leader than a follower is that you don’t take well to being told what to do. While no one likes to be completely micromanaged, many people honestly do prefer to be given direction by others. However, others absolutely loathe being bossed around, being told what to do, and having to follow the leads of others. Ask yourself how you feel when your boss or manager gives you another task to complete. Do you rise to the occasion or do you secretly feel resentful because you long for a chance to have your own voice heard?
3. Winding up in a rut seems a lot worse than the possibility of failing at a project of your own.
Let’s face it. Nobody likes to fail… but true trailblazers would honestly rather make a few mistakes than live the rest of their lives playing it too safe. Absolutely everyone dreams. Many people even dream big. However, only a few people have what it takes to really strike out on their own and make true successes of their ideas. After all, taking a risk on something completely new is more than a little bit scary. Fear of failure is probably one of the most powerful types of fear out there, but real leaders see living the rest of their lives stuck in a rut as being so much worse.
If any of the above sounds like you, then you may be suffering from professional burnout. You may also be feeling stifled due to a lack of ability to pursue your true dreams and do what you were really put on this earth to do. Consider breaking the chains that have been holding you back and changing directions today!
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