There are 3 things that typically keep people from taking the action necessary to eventually position themselves to leave their job. Many have the desire to live a life of freedom – to decide how they spend their time – however, few take action. Why is that?
The Office Banter
Office banter is quite interesting at times. Isn’t it?
“Ahhh, another Monday…”
“I’d rather be golfing….”
“Is it Friday yet?”
“You know they’re doing layoffs again…..”
“Can you believe we have to do this?”
Have you ever heard anything similar in your workplace?
What’s even more interesting is that while many people express dissatisfaction for their employer (or maybe not their employer per se, just the repetitive never-ending nature of their daily work cycle)…while many people express a dissatisfaction for their work, very few actually take any action to change their situation.
Occasionally you’ll see turnover & you say “Ah yes, that one had enough. He found a job elsewhere.”
But in the end isn’t just another job? Doesn’t the same office banter occur amongst the employees there too?
So why do so few people take action to create their own job, their own businesses, their own economy, their own lifestyle??
Side Note: Give Gratitude Not Complaints
To be clear the office banter above is not my own, but things that I hear around me. I’ve taken the stance to wake up each day with gratitude & to eliminate complaining from my world. I am far from perfect. This takes a conscious effort lol :) but it elevates my mood & everything around me. I continue to work on it & commit to it each day.
So I do not suggest to indulge in complaining about everything you dislike. I am simply questioning why so few people take action to change the things they are dissatisfied with in their lives – particularly as it relates to jobs, since there are so many different ways to generate income – with or without an employer.
The 3 Things Keeping People Stuck in a Job
Here is are the top 3 roadblocks I believe are preventing people from taking action toward leaving their jobs & doing what they truly want to do in life.
Reason #1: FEAR
Fear is BY FAR the NUMBER ONE roadblock. People let fear drive countless aspects of their lives. Almost any reason for not taking action or making a major move can be derived from fear.
All supposed ”reasons” such as:
- “Security” of a regular paycheck,
- Health insurance,
- Mortgage payment, bills, etc.,
Can be attributed back to:
– Fear of not earning enough income,
- Fear of failure,
– Fear of a major catastrophe,
– Fear of what other people think,
– Fear of the unknown
The key with fear is this – The things we’d fear in the event we left our jobs….are still valid concerns even with a job. A job does not shelter us from these potential situations. (Layoffs, pay cuts, etc. all are serious possibilities for many people). This makes the fear somewhat illogical (which most of the time fear is.)
Reason #2: Lack of Knowledge
A lot of people like the idea of working for themselves, just really have no clue where to begin. There truth is there are TONS of ways to earn income outside of a traditional job, including starting your own business, network marketing & direct sales, internet & affiliate marketing, real estate investing, and more.
Lack of funds is not a valid reason.
That is simply an indication of a lack of ideas.
Many people may say lack of funds is the number one reason they are unable to take action to move toward their goal. But that too is just lack of knowledge – on how to find resources. Resources are out there. Here is one place you can start. Click here to view the IMMA’s (Internt Marketering Mastermind Alliance) free video tutorial “21 Ways To Generate $500 – $5,000 For Your Small Business”.
Reason #3: Not Connecting With The Right People
It is extremely important to expand your circle of friends & associates to include people who are doing what you want to do, earning what you want to earn and living the lifestyle that you want to live.
It’s been said that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. Whether that is true or not – it is undeniable that where our attention goes, so does our energy & the direction of our lives. If you are surrounded by people who think outside of the box, who go after what they want, and sincerely believe we each have the power to choose our own destiny – certainly that would have a tangible impact on your life. Similarly, if we spend the bulk of our time with people who think in a manner completely opposite to the ideals mentioned above….there will be an undeniable negative impact.
Surround yourself with positive people. Immerse yourself in personal development. Study those who do what you want to do. Be the type of person you want to attract.
The 3 Things Keeping You From Leaving Your Job
Not everyone has a desire to leave their job. Some people love what they do. That is great!
Ultimately that’s what it’s all about – loving what you do each day when you wake up. Choosing how you spend your time & with whom you spend it. Being productive. Having a purpose. Setting and achieving goals. Building quality relationships.
For those who feel they are lacking that in their current situation – it is OKAY to take action to begin to build a different future.
DO NOT let any of the aforementioned ”roadblocks” impede you from what you were meant to be doing. You know in you’re heart what is right for you & what is not. Listen to it. Then TAKE ACTION.
What are your thoughts on this topic? What do you think keeps people stuck or frozen? Speak on it!
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