I am a big believer in the saying “love the one you’re with.” It reminds us that happiness is in our state of mind and the decision to lean into our circumstances, not being dependent on our environment for happiness. If you are purely dependent on your environment (whether a job, spouse, friends, etc.) to provide you happiness, you will never be satisfied.
However, you also need to recognize when a change is necessary. You need to be proactive when you’re unhappy. Due to fear of loss or security, many of us wait too long to make a necessary change. How long have you been in your current position? One year? 10 years? Forever? How do you feel about that?
Many people are feeling the pangs of disillusionment with their job. Do you look forward to the next project at your job, or are you more looking forward to the next vacation? The conversation among office coworkers often focuses on what other job opportunities might be out there if they are willing to risk changing jobs. Newer workers may be thinking whether they will see possibilities for advancement. Others are wondering why they are still stuck in the same routine after years in the company.
If this rings true to you, the current economy may provide an opportunity to explore new career options. For some looking to make a change, there is intrigue around the subject of franchise ownership. Many people are dissatisfied with their daily career experience and have found the challenges and rewards of franchise ownership to be energizing and exciting. As a franchise owner myself, I can attest to both of these traits.
I recently returned from the FranChoice conference, where many franchise companies presented positive reports of franchise owners’ successes. Companies are looking for people with business acumen, positive attitudes, executive skills and are willing to learn a system while building their business. The economy continues to be strong, and financing is available across all industries and categories.
So if you don’t love the career you’re with, maybe it’s time to get back into the dating mindset and see what you can find that makes you look forward to going to work again. I’m an excellent matchmaker.
David Busker is the Founder of FranchiseVision and a Franchise Consultant with FranChoice, the premier national network of franchise consultants. David helps candidates exploring franchise ownership to set their criteria and then matches them with the perfect franchise. Learn more about David at FranchiseVision.
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