Career ChangeAt one time or another most of us have wished that we could change jobs. But how can you tell the difference between a bad day and a bad job? The decision to make a change in your career isn’t an easy one, particularly if you’re deciding between staying put and embarking on your own business; a venture that can be amazingly rewarding but also quite risky.

So how do you know when it’s time to move on?

The thrill has gone
– If you used to feel passionate about your job and now you’re just ‘phoning it in’ day after day, then it’s definitely time to consider a change. Maybe it’s just your outlook that needs a tweak, but if you’re just not feeling it anymore then you should open yourself up to the possibility to finding something that you can feel passionate about every day.

It’s time for a challenge – Sometimes the job isn’t the problem, sometimes it’s you. If you’ve learned everything there is to learn in your current position and you know the job so well that you can do it with your eyes closed, then you’re most likely not fulfilling your personal potential.

Your working relationships are a mess – It’s normal to find yourself occasionally butting heads with the people you work with, and few people love their boss all the time, but if office relationships are always strained and you can’t seem to resolve issues, then it might be that the culture is not a good fit for your personality.

Your priorities have changed – As time goes on, our lifestyles change, and so too do our priorities. Maybe you have started a family and no longer want to put in 60-hour weeks, or perhaps you’d prefer to work 9-5 instead of putting in hours on the weekends? Your job should work around your life – not the other way around.

4 benefits of moving on

You gain new skills
– Although it can feel intimidating at first, learning a range of new skills and gaining knowledge in new areas is exciting and rewarding. Moving on can be a great opportunity for a challenge.

You increase your earning potential – Whether you’re gaining new skills, starting a new business from scratch or buying in an exciting franchise opportunity, you’ll be heading in the right direction to increase your earning power.

You can play to your strengths – What are you passionate about? What are you best at? Changing careers gives you a unique opportunity to find something that you can be GREAT at. Can you imagine waking up every morning excited about your job? This is your chance to make that happen.

You can embrace your inner entrepreneur – If you’ve always wanted to start your own business and strive for financial success, then this is your chance! Start something from scratch, or if you’d prefer something with considerably less risk then maybe a franchise is a better option for you.

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