Every day for the last 5 years of my working life, I said in my head, “I want to quit my job!”. Some days were worse than others, and some days were not so bad. Even when times were not so bad, I still wanted out desperately.
Why Did I Want to Quit So Badly?
When you’re a young mother and have to go back to work after having your baby, it can be pretty traumatic — at least for me it was. To be honest, when I had my first child, it wasn’t so bad going back to work because I had family help. However, my second and third child is when the trauma set in.
Looking back, I realize there were many decisions that I made without really thinking or planning. The bible speaks of counting up the cost before embarking on a big decision that could have heavy consequences. As far as having my children, I wouldn’t change a thing.
Getting back to my job — company rules and procedures, can be really heard for a mother with young children. Women are awesome creatures, because somehow we make it work, we get through it. How many of us saved some of our vacation time for those just in case times for our children?
After two of my maternity leaves, I dreaded going back to work, but I was the only one who had family medical coverage. When you have little ones, you hang on to your medical coverage.
I remember several ladies who married men with money. These acquaintances worked because they were bored at home, wanted to meet new people, and still others wanted to make money on their own. Oh, how I envied those women, but not with jealously. I was really happy for them.
I realize supervisors had to answer to their supervisors and so on — but I tended to take my frustrations out on my immediate supervisor. Supervisors were just doing their jobs, while others tended to have a superiority attitude. When your supervisor had to take you to a private office so that none could hear, that was not good.
The longer I worked, the more reasons to quit added up. I must admit, I may have been the unreasonable one, after all, companies or any organization has rules that must be abided by. In my opinion, some rules sucked!
How did my supervisor expect me/us to walk to the break room, eat, and then walk back iwithn 15 minutes, with no leeway?
Rude supervisors who seemed to have no feelings
Supervisors who got their promotions based on questionable circumstances (we all knew)
Unreasonable work load
Ready to Quit and Start My Own Business – Should I?
- Do you have business start up information? (research, business plan)
- Do you have enough financial resources?
- How much financial resources is needed?
- What if the business fails, do you have a fall back plan?
- Leave your job on a good note (don’t burn your bridges)
Taking Care of Business
Your research should include:
- Learning everything about your product or service
- Knowing your audience
- Researching your competitors
- Will you need others in your group
- Knowing what your most profitable sales and marketing vehicles will be
Your business plan should include:
- An overview
- A summary
- A company description
- A mission statement
- Your vision and objectives
- Information about your market and industry
- Your market strategy
- Your team members
- Your operational plan
What will be your business structure?
- A corporation (owners are separate from legal liability so they’re not entirely responsible when faced with legal issues and debts)
- A limited liability company (you have the flexibility of being taxed as a sole proprietor, partnership, s corporation, or c corporation = however, you would not be able to pay yourself wages)
- A partnership (you have help, additional knowledge, less financial burden, less paperwork, fewer tax forms)
- Sole proprietorship (easy set up and low cost, no corporate business tax, no annual reports or business filings, not restricted by formal business structure)
You need to consider the operational complexity, liability, and taxes, and will you need a license.
It may be a good idea to create and resume or portfolio for investors should you decide to go that route.
I may have missed a point or 2, but that’s why you must do your own due diligence when it comes to any type of investment or when putting in your valuable time.
You want to quit your job but haven’t the faintest idea what to do. Sometimes it just takes some searching to jar you thinking. Start with google search for various niches or wikipedia. You may see something that says, “aha” that’s it.
I found my niche in the real estate industry. Although I’m not as active as I use to be, I still love it, but I wanted something more. I decided to try an online business. After checking the options, I chose to start with Affiliate Marketing. So if you’re in that place of wanting an online business but don’t know what exactly, here is my extremely low cost recommendation:
Treat your customers, clients, other businesses that you may do business with, with the utmost integrity. This may be uncharted territory, but I believe in you. You got this!
To Your Success Online