Is it time to finally quit your day job once and for all?
Does the sound of quitting your job make you extremely happy, even just the thought of walking out and never going back?
Then there’s a good chance you dislike your job very much and axing that day job might be the best thing you ever do.
However, before we start putting down your boss or throwing judgments at the state of your workplace, let’s see what we are dealing with first.
Is Your Health at Risk?
Many times we are exposed to harmful chemicals, dirty facilities (inhaling dust and mold 8-hours a day), loud noises, etc. – all are detrimental to our health over a long period of time.
These long-term effects don’t kick in until 10+ years down the line.
So if you feel that your health is at risk due to the lack of Health & Safety, you’ve done everything in your power to prevent these hazards and the bosses still won’t do anything about it, then maybe you’re wasting your time staying in your job.
I did not care how ridiculous I looked wearing my earmuffs, safety glass and knee pads in the last job I had.
My health is highly important and so is yours. Wear the proper PPE gear and you can eliminate most of your workplace hazards.
Are You Constantly Stressed?
This falls under the same category as above.
Being stressed all the time doesn’t do any harm in the short-term, apart from the massive mood swings and peak performance.
I should point out that there is indeed good stress and bad stress.
That’s right. Believe it or not but short-term stress can help us in our day-to-day lives.
The good stress is the short-term – the bad stress is the long-term.
Short-term stress increases your immune system, raises your awareness, concentration and most especially brain activity.
The good stress is what helps you get through your day.
A healthy person can experience short-term stress many times in a day and it won’t do any damage in the long-term.
But it all depends on how well that the person can handle it.
On the other hand, anyone that cannot handle this type of stress and experiences it all day, everyday–or close to it–will crumble and melt in the future.
Basically, you are a ticking time bomb for depression, increased inflammation, oxidation damage, and more.
The secret is to have more resting time. Stop working overtime. When you’re at home, wind down with something that relaxes you and take your mind off of work completely.
Have You Lost All Passion?
Is there nothing more to look forward to in your current career, or is the general work boring and making you hate every single day?
If you are on auto-pilot 99% of the time and simply do not care about the customers, your boss, work mates, or most definitely the work itself etc. then you have lost all passion for your job and you’ve probably been itching to get out for a long time now.
Now don’t mix up lack of passion with being bored.
Most days are boring in any job. Basically, do you take PRIDE in your work or don’t care whatsoever?
If the answer is; “do not care whatsoever”, then you have lost all passion for your job.
Is Your Hard Work Not Being Noticed?
Maybe the passion is still there but nobody bats an eye on the hard work you’re putting in or how much skill you really have.
Here’s a great example:
My ex colleague (in my last “real” job I had) was previously doing the exact same work as we were doing.
I was in the job for 2 months before he showed up, however, what we were doing he had done for 2 years already.
He knew how to do the work and I was just an apprentice.
But because he didn’t have the papers to say he was qualified, he was “just another apprentice” even though he has taught me almost everything I know today about the career we were in.
That’s right – he was training me and STILL getting the same pay as I was.
But the boss didn’t care.
My colleague asked for a raise many times, but he just brought up the same excuses every time (not proficient enough, need more time on site, etc – it was all just excuses and nothing more).
He knows what he’s capable of and how much money he SHOULD be earning, but he was on the same pay as I was even though he knew a lot more.
Because of this he told me he wanted to get out many times and I didn’t blame him. He should be earning more since he has more experience.
However, this just goes to show that many bosses don’t care and are just in it for themselves.
It Doesn’t Align With Your Lifestyle
Does the job not align properly with your lifestyle?
For example: if you want to go camping or fishing in the weekend but you have to work, then when you have days off your friends are working. You never can find the right time to hang out together.
Or maybe you work a night shift but want work during the day instead.
Another example here is when you simply don’t like the hours. Try get them changed to suit you more efficiently.
If not, I would not recommend staying there because your job has to fit with your lifestyle in my opinion.
There’s no point staying in a job that messes with your home life when there are FAR more opportunities out there that can actually fit you and your needs much better.
Are You Sick & Tired of The 9-5 Rat Race
Now here is the most important part of this whole article. This is the reason why I went searching for better alternatives myself.
I’ve met many people who don’t care what job they have, they STILL don’t want to be in it (myself included).
Even if I had the best job in the world, if I had to work for somebody else I still would want to get out.
The truth is I dislike working for others. I don’t like making other people rich and I don’t like being told what to do.
I would rather live on my own terms so I can do what I want, when I want.
Are you an aspiring traveler, someone who wants to work from home so you can have more time with friends and family, or do you just hate working for somebody else?
Axing Your Day Job & Affiliate Marketing
If you’ve resonated with most of these questions, then it is definitely time to get out before it’s too late.
However, that does not mean right now because you may be left worse off.
Quitting your job the right way requires a solid plan so you’re not left searching for another J.O.B again.
Do what I do – sell other peoples products and earn commissions.
This concept is called affiliate marketing. It is passive income and has the potential to earn you more than your current day job.
As always I’m open for discussion. Do you think it’s time to quit your day job? Let us know in the comments below.
Otherwise, good luck and I really do hope you reach your dreams soon, whatever they may be.