Why Do You Want To Leave Your Job?

Why Do You Want To Leave Your Job?

As the year draws to a close, we start to review our lives more critically.  We start to wonder if we want another year like we have just had, and what we could do to make the next year different, better, more appealing. What is it that ignites and stirs that desire for something different?  What is it that makes you consider leaving something you have known for many years?  A place where you have spent so much of your time, an environment where you may have defended decisions you haven’t truly supported, a place where you have met lifelong friends, even spouses, and where you have been paid, week in and week out. What is it that stirs the winds of change? And makes you become a Corporate Crossover, leaving your life as an employee to become an entrepreneur?  The ignition for that fire, and the catalysts for change, are different for everyone.  Every situation is very personal, based on our individual values and circumstances. But there is one thing we all have in common: there comes a point in our lives where we just can’t take it anymore The desire to leave and pursue our own business may have been bubbling along in the back of our minds for a while. Then a switch flips, or a series of events cascade, and the decision suddenly becomes obvious. You realise: There must be more to my life than this. I want to be in control of my destiny. I value my flexibility and autonomy over any job, salary or title. My cores values are not represented at the...
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

I couldn’t resist using that song title for my blog! Paul Simon sung of all the different ways we could leave our lover when it was over. How many different ways are there to leave our jobs and crossover to start our businesses? To go after the freedom, flexibility and control we crave. From my interviews of over 50 Corporate Crossovers, some common themes emerged about departures. I have shared them with you below: Now or Never Simmering for a while, the frustration has grown to the point that it is a ticking time bomb. A spark is thrown into the fray, it explodes, and the resignation tendered. I quit – I’ve had enough, I’m worth more than this! No matter how ready they were to start their business, that moment comes and they leave in a blaze of glory. A foot in both camps The idea for the business has grown, a business plan completed and the more cautious decide to trial it on the side of their day job. Exhausting but it gives them the confidence to leave their jobs knowing that they have a going concern to move to. Take the money honey! Redundancy looms like a big, dark cloud for many. But for those who have been thinking of starting their own venture, they lust after the payout. They feel secure in the knowledge that they have some cash for living expenses or capital while their venture starts. Many of them sought out voluntary redundancy, knowing that this was a great opportunity to make the leap. [new_line] Would you like a weekly burst of momentum...
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