If you go to bed dreading the thought of going to work the next day, you might need a change. But with things like a family, mortgage, and bills to pay, what can you do?
Being stuck at a job you hate can be very stressful – not just on the person forced into a career they despise, but also on everyone around them who sees their displeasure.
While there may seem to be no light at the end of the tunnel, there is always a way out. For many people struggling to figure out what they can do to improve their well-being and life satisfaction, buying a franchise can provide the feeling of freedom they’ve so desperately dreamed of while also being a sound financial investment.
The key is, however, in being able to see the signs that you should quit your job and become a franchise entrepreneur:
1. Severe work anxiety. While some worry is important to ensure you’re motivated to work, it becomes unhealthy when you’re constantly dreading going to work, are counting down the hours each day until you can leave, and fear every phone call and e-mail you receive. At this point, you have to re-evaluate and pursue a different career path.
2. Being forced into an early retirement. With so much emphasis on “lean” and “efficient” business operations – that is, downsizing – more and more people are being forced out into early retirement packages. Although it may be tempting to either fight your company’s move against you or retire outright, taking your settlement money and investing it in acquiring a franchise will give you a new sense of purpose and career as an entrepreneur.
3. You need to be the boss. Maybe your whole life, you’ve been bossed around – at school, by parents, and then by your manager at work. After so much forced instruction, you may now have the sudden urge to break free and call the shots for yourself – and franchising will allow you to do all of these things and more. By buying the rights to an established brand, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing your business will succeed as you call the shots and help keep it on the road to success.
To learn more about entrepreneurship through franchising, attend our free monthly webinar, Franchise Ownership as a More Stable Career Path. The webinar is free, but you need to pre-register, which you can do online by clicking on the linked seminar title.
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