Steps to Breaking Away From Your Corporate Job

Happy New Year!

Doesn’t the start of a brand new year feel like you’ve just stepped out of hot shower where you scrubbed away all of the yucky grim that’s been stuck to you? It just feels like a fresh, clean start. These first few weeks of January make for the perfect time to reboot your life and according to data from YouGovAmerica – an international market research and data and analytics organization – it’s the time when “one in four Americans will make some sort of resolution, and coming in at number four of the list is focusing on one’s career or job goals.”

So, what are yours?  

There’s no doubt that you are a smart, self-motivated and loyal employee, but lately you have been questioning your value and your future within your organization. Discussion about returning to the office, after working from home these last 18 months, has been circulating, and with colleagues resigning you are facing additional responsibilities without compensation.

Maybe it’s time to give up what you know and are comfortable with, and start something new. Not just starting something new, but pursue your dream of owning your own business, and being your own boss.

Before making the leap ask yourself:

  1. Is the work I am doing satisfying?
  2. Are you being paid what you are worth?
  3. Have you been looked over for a promotion?
  4. Is there a future?
  5. Are you losing your flexibility and autonomy?

If you answered NO to two or more of these prompts, it’s probably time to act. We are living in a time that has been dubbed, “The Great Realization.” A time inspired by the pandemic’s after effects, which forced people to reevaluate their lives, and stop wasting time on people, things, and in particular jobs that aren’t fulfilling or bringing them joy. How do you start the process of moving out from the dead end job and into a vast open space of franchise ownership?

  • Know your strengths.
    If you’ve spent your career working in healthcare, you can parlay your knowledge and experience as a home and healthcare service franchise.

  • Articulate your needs.
    What are your non-negotiables? Is it time? Money? Flexibility. Knowing what you don’t want to give up is just as important as knowing what you want. Once you identify these non-negotiables you will be able to filter out industries and sectors that don’t match your needs.

  • Garner support.
    Change is scary. The more support you have in making the leap from employee to business owner the more successful your outcome. Family, friends, even a partner being alongside you will bolster your confidence and help you feel less alone.
  • Call Franocity.
    This is a no brainer, give us a call for a free consultation with no obligation and let us help you navigate every step of the way!