Quitting is not something we’re taught to do. In fact, most people try to avoid it at all costs. But sometimes, quitting is the smart thing to do—especially when it comes to feeling freedom in your career. Here are five signs you need to quit your day job (and find a new path):
1. You’re feeling disrespected
Respect is a huge motivator in our professional lives. We want it from our colleagues, our boss and even our families (in relation to what we do for a living). If you’re feeling disrespected in your line of work, chances are that you are at the wrong company or under the wrong direction. You want a job that challenges you to work hard, but one that is also rewarding as well.
2. You have no work/life balance
If you just read that headline and thought, "What’s a work/life balance?” it may be time to quit. Yes, your career is important, but so is your family, friends and personal wellbeing. In order to be professionally successful, you have to have some downtime. If you never take vacation, or even a weekend off, you won’t be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, which could lead to regret later.
3. You’re bored
The best jobs are the ones that excite you. Maybe not every task is thrilling (especially those time sheets, media plans or HR paperwork), but overall, you should be feel challenged and fulfilled. If you’re bored at work every day, chances are you aren’t living up to your full potential.
4. You’re not making enough money
Money is a huge factor when it comes to be satisfied with your job. If your present company isn’t paying you enough for the time you spend, and you have already requested more but to no avail, it might be time to change it up.
5. You dream of quitting
Yes, this may be the most obvious, but if you’re thinking about quitting, you probably should’ve already quit! It’s never too late to get started on a new career path and to take control of your life. No job is perfect, but if you’re suffering from any of these professional woes, it may be time to quit and find a new path. If you’re passionate about travel, Outside Agent Link offers a way for you to work independently, and from home, with up to 80% commissions, with training and support available.