Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tired of Being a Cog in A System? Here’s How You Become Boss Of Your Own Life

For some people, the security of a steady paycheck and the comfort of having a stable job to go to is enough. For others, it’s absolutely not. While many people opt for any job once they graduate from college, years down the line, they begin to think of the adventures and life they’ve missed out on just because they played it safe. If this sounds like you, then there’s good news: you don’t have to settle for less anymore. In this day and age, there are more ways than ever to step outside of the regular office job routine and set up a life where you’re in charge. 

Making the Decision 

Of all the steps you take on your journey to becoming the boss of your life, none will be as difficult as making the decision to take a step away from your steady life. This is where most people who want to leave decide not to: you have the wings to fly, but it’s still scary to jump off the cliff. Once you make the decision then it’s absolutely what you want to do, you’ll find everything else comes a little bit easier. It’s only when we have the security of the familiar that we hesitate and falter. When it’s sink or swim, you’ll be able to swim. When it’s sink, swim, or hold onto to the raft...you’ll just hold onto the raft. 

A New Job 

Hand in your notice and start looking to the future. What is it you want to do? Not everybody wants to change everything about their life, but rather just need to change a few key details, chiefly their job. Your job is your life: you’ll do it for more hours on any given week than any other activity, you need to like it! If you’re unsatisfied with what you’re currently doing, look at positions more in line with what you care about. It could be teaching, social work, or something else that contributes to society. You’ll be paid less, and will probably have to start at the bottom of the pecking order, but it’ll be worth it in the end. 

Becoming a Boss 

Who wants to be just a number when they could do things for themselves, make decisions, have responsibilities, and so on? If you want to throw yourself into a new challenge, why not look at starting your own company? You’ll be involved every step of the way, and will be able to really invest your energy into something you care about. If you don’t want to start your own company, then FranNet franchise opportunities could be a terrific alternative. You’ll have the benefits of being your own boss, while at the same time minimizing your risk and being part of a successful business model. 

Look Online

For some people, the ultimate dream in life is to be able to wake up, see it’s raining and miserable outside, and instead of having to drive to work, simply stay in bed. If this is you, then look at jobs that are online based. It’s not as difficult to become a web designer as you might think, and once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll be able to pick and choose your clients, working hours, and also where you’re based. 

Simplifying Your Life 

If you have savings already, then you might be able to give yourself the gift of time. Say goodbye to expensive apartments, luxury items, and the other trappings of the rat race, and hello to a simplified life where you’re in control of your mind, body, and soul. If you need to make a little extra money just to top your savings up, then you can always get a part-time job. Living a traditional 21st-century life is very expensive, just living a simple and rewarding life can be very cheap! 

Follow your Passion 

If you have a talent that you’re pretty good at, then it might be worth exploring that line of work. Of course, if your talent is guitar then it’s probably not a good idea to give up the day job to become a rockstar, but if you have a niche talent - let’s say, making clothes - then there’s probably a way for you to make that part of your life. 

Be Open 

You’ve probably been living a pretty one-dimensional life over the past few years. That’ll have to change as you move forward. Be open to new ideas, new ways of doing things, and you’ll be putting yourself in the best possible position to make your new life a success. It’s only when we close ourselves off from new experiences that we miss new opportunities to progress ourselves. 

Get Inspiration 

It can be scary to throw off the shackles and head out into a new life unknown, but if you need some inspiration then remember that you won’t be the first or last person to go their own way. People have been doing it for centuries, and there’s plenty of sound advice out there about leaving the beaten path and doing your own thing. Henry David Thoreau’s ‘Walden’ is a particularly good starting point! 

Breeze Past the Doubts 

As you near your final day at your old job, you’ll start to have doubts. Your new life will no longer look romantic; it’ll be terrifying. But that’s exactly how you should feel! When you have your new franchise up and running, or you’ve started traveling the world, you’ll know that it was absolutely the best decision for you. When you have doubts, the best thing you can do is just ignore them! 

Ask the Right Questions 

In the end, the shape of your new life isn’t so important. What is important is that you’re asking the right questions to set you on the path to get you there. You might never reach your dream life, but so long as you’re on the journey to having a life you’re proud of, you’ll be able to feel content and proud of what you’ve built!

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