The last couple of years have been surreal. They have been difficult and strange, but they have also changed the way we look at our lives, our time, and the world we live in.
There is no greater proof of our changed way of thinking than the “Great Resignation of 2021”.
That is the term used for the millions who are quitting their jobs in every area of the workforce. It carries a tone of defeat. But is it really a great resignation? Maybe it is actually a great resolution to make a better life!
Should you quit your job? Are you wondering how to quit your job and work for yourself? Why should you be an entrepreneur? These are all good questions you need to think about before you act.
What is The Great Resignation?
You may wonder why people are talking about the “Great Resignation”. Don’t people quit their jobs all of the time? Let’s look at some facts to establish that the “Great Resignation” is actually happening.
The great resignation became obvious in August when 4.3 million people in America quit their jobs followed by 4.4 million people quitting in September.
This is not just happening in the US. In Japan, the “Lie Flat” movement is also seeing millions quit their corporate careers, pursue minimalism, and follow passion careers.
Should You Quit Your Job? Why Are So Many Quitting?
There are several reasons that all types of people are deciding to quit their jobs. Some leave because of health concerns while others are burnt out. But that’s not what is driving the great resignation.
Most of the people who are leaving their 9-5 jobs are doing it because they seek purpose and fulfillment in their work.
They want to spend more time pursuing their passions. A need to be authentic and make a difference is telling them that they need to quit running in the hamster wheel designed by “the man”.
A lot of people that had to cut down on expenses during work cut-backs also found that a simple life costs less money and leads to more fulfilling uses of their time.
Why Is the Great Resignation Really the Great Resolution?
So how did so many people get a new viewpoint, that made them desire a fresh start, at the same exact time? To put it simply, they had some time off.
When we were all stuck at home some of us watched TV on the couch. But most of us pursued interests we had been putting off for a long time.
Tons of people picked up their musical instruments, started painting, learned a new craft, or began writing.
The next logical step for many of us was to see if we could take our skill to others and make a little money too.
Since we were isolated a lot of this happened online and suddenly millions of 9-5 lackeys became creatives. Some are even sharing their skills on Instagram, blogs, YouTube, and Teachable.
This change of viewpoint has made many who returned to work for a time find their work meaningless and depressing.
They turned in their notice and became part of the great resignation, not because of a feeling of resignation, but rather a feeling of hope. They now had a “great resolution” to do something that meant more.
Do you see yourself in this picture? Are you wondering how to quit your job and work for yourself? It’s time to find out why should you be an entrepreneur and if it’s even possible!
Should You Quit Your Job? How to Decide
It sounds exciting, doesn’t it? But how do you make a great resolution? The key lies in knowing yourself.
What are you good at? Is there something that you do that makes you lose your sense of time? If there is something that you do that puts you in that “state of flow” odds are that is your passion.
Next, you need to figure out why you be an entrepreneur. Can your passion and skill serve others? Can it value to the world?
Now that you’ve answered that question as yourself; “What is the best way to share my skill and passion with others?”
The way your bring your passion to the world could be online. It could be in a brick-and-mortar store. It could be in collaboration with others.
After you have figured that out you are ready to work for yourself! You have answered the question; “Why should you be an entrepreneur?”
Now it’s time to do the hard work to prepare. Improve your skills. Learn new skills to bring your talent, knowledge, and ability to others. Find out how you can make money doing it. Focus on the essentials and put the work in.
How to Quit Your Job and Work for Yourself:
If you are wondering how to quit your job and work for yourself you are about to make a very big decision. It’s not the kind of thing you should take lightly so let’s break this down a little more.
Should you walk into work today and put in your notice? Probably not. Will you be an instant success if you decide to start your own business? Not likely.
Why Should You Be an Entrepreneur?
The first step is deciding if you should even pursue this idea and work for yourself.
Even though I own my own business cleaning houses, I would count myself in with the Great Resignation. I haven’t resigned, I am still cleaning houses to pay the bills.
But now, for the first time in a long time, I see something beyond cleaning. I have a great resolution.
What is it? To put it simply, I love to write and I love living simply so I want to help people enjoy all the amazing benefits of the simple life!
My goal is to help people see that minimalism can help you be financially stable with less work. I want to help people un-bury themselves from all the burdens of shopping, clutter, and living at the edge of their means.
Because of my passion for writing and the simple life I am working hard to help others while creating a more meaningful and flexible career for myself. That is my great resolution! That is WHY I am an entrepreneur.
What about you? Why should you be an entrepreneur? Why should you work for yourself? Are you the type of person who can put the work in and make your passion come to life?
What Will You Do if You Work For Yourself?
Now that you have decided why you want to quit your job and start your own business. Now it’s time to figure out what you will do.
So are you part of the great resignation? Have you quit your job or are you working towards a new goal that will change your career? Are you simplifying your life so that you can trade less time for money?
I have a good friend who has always loved to paint. She is a great artist but her talents were limited to giving manicures. She became an online art teacher.
My chiropractor’s wife got back to painting during lock-down and now she is selling her paintings from her own website.
Another friend of mine is selling gorgeous handmade bags, pins, and hair clips on her blog/online store.
Countless other friends of mine have shifted to more meaningful careers during the last couple of years.
The dream is real. I’m not telling you that you don’t have to pay your bills but you can think about a change. Millions of people are learning that a simple life can help them live a real life and have work that matters.
What about you? Will you be part of the great resignation or will you ease away from the daily grind more slowly?
Either way, what is your great resolution? What will you do? How can your talent, your creative hobby and passion help others? How can it change your life?
Once you decide what you why you should work yourself and what you want to do it’s time to act.
Join The Great Resignation and Work for Yourself!
If you’ve checked all the boxes and decided it’s time to go for your dreams than don’t hold back. Start acting on your goals.
You don’t have to quit your job right away but if you ever want to get anywhere you have to start working on the thing you want to do.
Start building the skills you need for when you are ready to work for yourself. Save money for the time when you finally quit and become an entrepreneur full time. Start to work for yourself in your spare time.
And when you finally feel ready it will be time for your great resignation! Should you quit your job? Why shouldn’t you!
Do you want to quit your job and start working for yourself? What would you do if you could? Please share in the comments below!
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