Most people don’t enjoy what they do for a living and that right there should be a good enough reason to quit your job right?
Not really, but I want to give you better reasons for leaving your current employment before you give your boss the bird, which you will probably regret later.
Just like you, I once held a regular job.
Unlike you, I actually liked what I did.
However, there were more than enough reasons as to why I should quit my job and I would like to share them with you so that you can decide if quitting your nice little J-O-B is the best thing for you to do.
We are all different and we all want different things in life so sometimes doing something different might be the best thing you’ve ever done.
Here are some of the best reasons as to why I think it’s time to kick that 9-5 to the curb.
1.) Not Enough Pay
This will always be the main reason why anyone would want to quit. You can have all the excuses in the world as to why you stay at a job, but if you are getting paid a good chunk a change, then chances are that you will be there for the rest of your life.
Now for those of you that are barely surviving because you don’t make enough, this is the best reason you could possibly have for leaving your current employment.
I don’t care what degree you have or you don’t have, there is always a job out there that can pay you more than anything out there.
Look at me, I barely graduated from high school and I make more money than everyone I know. I’m not trying to brag, but to show you that there is no excuse as to why you can’t be making more money than you currently are.
So if you aren’t making enough money, now is the time to look elsewhere. Be like everyone else and you’ll end up retiring there with an income that won’t do much for you.
2.) Spend More Time With Family
I have a lot of kids and even just one of them would make me quit my job if it took me away from them for almost the whole day.
I was in the military and with the way I was deploying every single time, I knew there had to be another way to make a living.
Everyone I knew thought (and still do) I was crazy for getting out, but that didn’t stop me. Was it them that was losing out on me not being there?
It was my kids.
So no matter what anyone thinks or tries to tell you, this is the time where you can somewhat be selfish in your life. Do what’s right for you and your family and not what everyone else thinks is right for you.
It has zero affect on them, so don’t try to please anyone else, especially if they’re not doing any better than you.
The ones that aren’t successful with their lives will always try to tell you what is right, so keep that in mind.
3.) Poor Relationship With Co-Workers and/or Boss
I once worked with a bunch of ladies and coming from an infantry background, it was very hard to adapt to being told what to do by someone with the opposite gender.
It was definitely not something sexist, but they just thought they knew everything, even if it had nothing to deal with their actual line of work.
The point is, we didn’t get along and some of you may be dealing with this too. It is not a healthy working environment, which will lead to a whole lot of unproductiveness.
Some can deal with it, but it won’t be good for the long run. Either you try and get along, or abandon ship and find work elsewhere.
4.) Self Worth
This is one of the main reasons I kicked my 9-5 to the curb. Not to sound cocky, but I knew there was more for me out there than a job that I knew would get no better.
I constantly look around and I just knew my last job wasn’t for me. I see my co-workers (and even my boss) and I knew there had to be a way to make more money than them.
I don’t care what anyone thinks of you or what you think someone thinks of you, it is what you think that really matters. Period.
You may be mopping floors or flipping burgers, but that doesn’t mean anything. Think of everything you do now as a stepping stone for what you will be later.
Being successful comes with a lot of learning and everything you do now is only what will shape you.
Set goals and accomplish them, that will show what you are really worth.
To yourself of course.
I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I sure did have a strong desire to do bigger and better things. Quitting my job was just the beginning of what would be my road to success.
5.) Dead End
You can look at things in different ways here. It can be a dead end, or it can be a never ending road. Either way, they mean the same thing when it comes to what you do as far as employment.
Most people don’t look at the bigger picture, but your job will really get you nowhere. Yeah of course it pays the bills, but that is the same exact mentality that I had to break to get to where I am today.
Look at your current situation. Look at how much money you’re making and what your raises will be like next year and do some quick math.
In another 5 years, it isn’t going to be that much different.
If you can do the numbers and it clearly shows you that you won’t be making a significant amount more in the future, you might want to start exploring your options.
You might just be in a dead end job.
6.) Doesn’t Work Within Your Means
Sometimes people try to take on a job that is just too far from home or doesn’t work with other things in their life.
Either you move closer to that job or you get one that is closer to where you stay, but you need to do something.
If you do the math, you will see that you spend a lot of money on fuel alone. I don’t care how much you’re making, you can net about the same amount if you cut pay and fuel costs altogether.
Sometimes it takes a little stepping back and realizing that it just doesn’t add up. And sometimes taking that step back and looking at your life is all it takes for some drastic changes to happen.
7.) You don’t Like What You do
This is actually not one of the reasons why I quit my job, but it is for a lot of you. I actually liked what I did, but the many other reasons outweighed this alone.
Most may tell you that work is work and you should be happy you have a job, but that is only what you would hear from someone that doesn’t think like you.
It takes a special person to set out and do what they actually enjoy. Over 90% of the population keep their jobs because of the fact that it is secure.
Sad part is, they will probably never be happy with what they are doing and it will lead to a lot more problems than you not liking what you do.
For me, I make money helping people. That is the same advice I give people who ask me how and what I do. There is no better way than to make a living doing something you are truly passionate about.
8.) Better Health
Your health is very, very important and most jobs can be more stressful than anything else in your life. If you feel your health getting out of control due to your job, this might be a sign that you should be doing something else.
In most cases, the pay is not even worth the stuff you have to deal with, so that gives you two reasons to leave your job in the rearview mirror.
If you’re not healthy you might end up losing that job anyways, so always think about yourself before you take in any abuse for something that isn’t even worth it.
9.) To Travel
I recently saw a video about a lady who quit her job to travel the world. The video was not really about her, but the little cat that she rescued on her journey.
I’m not saying to quit your job and sail the world like this woman did, but it is definitely something you should consider if you have saved up enough money and you have a plan.
Life is short right? Just don’t forget that you will need to prepare for another career upon your return, so use this as some me time and be prepared to take on a new challenge, which hopefully comes with more pay and time to travel.
10.) To Be Your Own Boss
This is probably the best reason to quit your job and I had to save it for last because of my serious passion of helping other people do just that.
There aren’t many jobs that allow you to be your own boss, but it is very much possible. Before I used to think that network marketing was the only way, until I came across this thing called affiliate marketing.
Unlike your traditional business that is done from an actual building, this one is done online. By simply taking other people’s products, you can sell them and make some money.
I have been doing this for two years now and it has done wonders for me and my family. One of the best businesses out there and a very good reason to quit your job too.
Not only have I been making my living from home, but I have helped hundreds do the same. It does require you to work, but it is one of the best jobs on the planet.
To Quit or Not to Quit?
Although these are very much good reasons to quit your job, please do have a plan. I made the ultimate sacrifice and quit my job before making any money and let’s just say I learned the hard way.
Fast forward a year later and I was able to create something that will make me and my family money over and over and over again.
In the end, as long as you’re doing something productive, you will only set yourself up for success. This will also open up the door for other opportunities and then you might just find that dream job.
Just make sure that all your finances are taken care of and you don’t find yourself in a deeper hole for quitting your job.
I hope these reasons on why you should quit your job actually helped you. Do you think you’re at a dead end job? I would like to hear your thoughts, so please do share in the comments section below. Cheers!
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