8 signs it's time to quit your day job & next steps

Does anyone really know when it's time to quit their day job? If you're considering the transition check out these 8 signs for you to quit and move on.
8 signs it's time to quit your day job & next steps

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We know the feeling. Getting up and dreading going to work is the absolute worst. 

If you go to bed on Sunday night wishing things in your life were different, it may be time to quit your day job. It's not unusual to lose interest in a job and decide to go in a different direction.

There are so many reasons people choose to leave their jobs. If you are thinking about starting a freelancing career, it may be time to take that leap.

Here's a look at 8 reasons you might want to quit your day job for something better.

1. You need a change

If you've been in the same job for a while and feel unfulfilled, it may be time for a change. Starting your own business and living that #bosslesslife may be what you need to put the back the spark back into your work life.

2. You need a new view 

If you don't like where you're living, you probably won't enjoy your job for long. If you want a job closer to your family or in another city or state, consider a career that isn’t tied to a specific location. Remote work is the future, so why not give it a try?

3. You are dissatisfied 

If you're unhappy with your current job, you deserve to find a better solution. If the company culture doesn't work for you or you have unresolved issues with your boss or coworkers, find a better fit.

4. You have ethical reasons for leaving

If the work you do or the company you work for doesn't align with your personal values, it can weigh you down. It's important to feel good about what you do in the world. Freelancing allows you to prioritize your values and make them a foundational part of your business, giving you purpose in your work.

5. Your side gig is calling

If you currently freelance, you may wish you could do it full-time. If your freelance work is profitable, you may want to consider making it your primary source of income. It can be scary to let go of a traditional job and become your own boss, but it's doable with lots of hard work and the right tools.

6. You have personal reasons

Life is always changing, and sometimes we must make a move due to personal reasons. A new marriage, baby, divorce, or other life changes can be the catalyst to finding a career that supports your personal needs.

7. You want a better opportunity

Do you see a future with your current company? If the answer is no, you may be wondering what’s keeping you there. If the prospects for a raise or promotion are poor, a new opportunity awaits.

8. You need a flexible work situation

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that remote work can be productive work. More and more, job seekers are looking for flexible working situations, and companies are seeing the value of these workers. If you want a flexible job opportunity, consider partnering with these companies as an independent creator.

You can quit your day job 

Your profession is a part of who you are. You spend a major part of your life working. And there's no reason to stay in a job if you're unhappy.

It's hard to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Making the decision to quit your day job is scary and brave. But it may just be the best decision you'll ever make.

We're here to help you consider your options and create a career you’re excited about. Sign up today to get started. 

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