The Big Quit: The Truth

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If you’re looking to start your own business, there’s no doubt that you’ve come across the big quit phenomenon – and maybe even the big quit manifesto. The idea behind the big quit is simple: employees are so unhappy with their current jobs that they’re quitting en masse to start their businesses, leaving employers with unfilled positions in droves. Now, I don’t know about you, but if 95% of employees are saying they want to leave their companies, that sure sounds like a ready-made pool of talent for an entrepreneur to draw from!

Why do we quit our jobs in such large numbers?

We’re all smart people and we know it’s not an easy task to walk away from a full-time, stable gig with benefits. When your job starts to feel like more than just work and becomes a stressor in your life, you start to wonder whether or not you should quit. Yes, quitting may seem scary – but it doesn’t have to be. It could be one of the best decisions you ever make. It’s difficult to quantify how many people leave their jobs every year because some resignations are never reported or recorded as quits. However, some studies can give us some insight into why so many employees want out of their current positions. For example, a recent survey by LinkedIn found that 95% of professionals said they were ready to quit their job and start looking for a new one – and more than half (54%) have already started searching for new opportunities. This is alarming news for employers who may be losing top talent in droves. But what’s really behind these statistics? Why do we quit our jobs in such large numbers? And why now? Here are a few reasons you might consider before walking away from your job: You don’t feel challenged anymore. If you used to love your job but now dread going to work each day, it might be time to move on. You deserve an environment where you feel challenged and rewarded – not bored and unappreciated. Don’t settle for a job that doesn’t challenge you or hold your interest. Instead, find a position that allows you to use your skills and expertise in new ways every day. This will help keep things fresh and interesting while also allowing you to learn new skills along the way.· Your company is in flux. It can be tough when a company undergoes big changes – especially if those changes aren’t for the better. For example, if layoffs are looming or other employees are leaving because they feel there are no opportunities for advancement within their organization, then it may make sense for you to start looking elsewhere as well.

Let’s talk facts

Are you ready to quit your job? This is a very big question and one you may have a complicated answer for. As shocking as it might sound, approximately 95% of all employees say they are indeed ready to leave their organization. And yet...while it’s true that there is an every man for himself mentality in many industries, there are also specific reasons why people remain committed and excited about their work environment. So...is everyone really ready to quit? Why do we want to leave? There’s no single right or wrong answer. Some of us want more control over our work; others crave new opportunities or just fresh scenery; some people are looking to find their purpose while others seek validation and accolades. While these reasons vary from person to person, most can be boiled down into three categories:· Workplace climate. How happy are you with your current workplace culture? Do you feel like there’s room for growth and advancement within your company? Is your boss supportive and empowering or demeaning and manipulative? Does management communicate effectively with employees or operate on a need-to-know basis only? Are you feeling appreciated by coworkers and superiors alike? If not, then it’s probably time to start thinking about what kind of change will be necessary in order to meet both personal expectations as well as professional goals. · Personal satisfaction.

Fear, Stress, and Anxiety

There’s a lot of common ground among these three emotions. What causes one can easily cause another, especially if you aren’t sure how to deal with it. If you start feeling anxious, your heart will race and your breathing will speed up, preparing you for action. If that fight-or-flight instinct remains unchecked, you may feel stressed out as well—anxious about everything all at once. That anxiety can snowball into fear when you become afraid of making decisions or being evaluated by others. All of these feelings are perfectly normal when they happen occasionally, but they can be detrimental if they become constant. Fear, stress, and anxiety are also closely linked to depression—and people who have experienced any combination of these three emotions in excess often experience depression later on down the road. It’s important to remember that everyone feels fearful or stressed from time to time; what matters is how you react in those moments. Think through your options before acting on them so that you don’t make rash decisions just because you feel like something bad is going to happen if you don’t act quickly.

Why We Stay

There are many reasons employees stay in their current jobs, even if they aren’t fully satisfied with their work. Some of them include (but are not limited to): · Financial stability · Employees who are in their early 20s and 30s may stay at jobs for financial reasons. They may want to save money before moving on to a new job so that they can afford to purchase a home or start saving for retirement. · Fear of change · It’s common for people to fear change, particularly when it comes to switching careers. People often worry about what will happen if they leave their jobs—will they have enough money saved up? Will they be able to find another job? Will their skills still be relevant? Although these fears are natural, it is important for people to realize that change is inevitable; some form of it will happen throughout their life.

The things people miss most when leaving a job

For some, it’s about having to say goodbye to a small group of close colleagues who’ve become like family. For others, it’s feeling invested in your work and excited about what you’re doing every day. But for most people, there are three main things they miss once they leave their job: professional pride, a sense of belonging and, not surprisingly, money. So how can you get those things back? Here are four ways to recapture that old spark—and keep yourself from quitting in search of something better.· Re-engage with your company: If you want to feel more connected at work, don’t wait until after you quit—do it now! Take an active role in shaping your career by asking questions during meetings or offering up ideas on how to improve projects or processes. If possible, offer up suggestions on how to make life easier for employees at all levels within your organization. And if nothing else, try setting aside time each week (even just 15 minutes) where you do something that makes you feel proud of being part of a team working toward a common goal.

How To Get Unstuck At Work

Research has shown that most employees are dissatisfied with their careers and are not engaged in their jobs. In fact, according to Gallup, only 13% of workers worldwide were engaged at work in 2016. Workplace disengagement can lead to many negative outcomes including higher turnover rates, higher absenteeism, lower productivity and reduced profitability. So what can you do if you’re one of those people who just doesn’t feel like they fit into your current role? Here are some steps you can take to get unstuck at work.To get started, think about why you want to leave your job (and make sure it’s for a good reason). Are there any issues with management or co-workers? Is it a toxic environment where everyone is miserable and no one wants to be there? If so, then leaving might be an option for you. But before quitting, try talking to your boss or HR department about these issues first. See if there is anything that can be done from within before jumping ship altogether.

Creating an Online Business as an option

With everything you do being monitored and tracked, does it feel like you are still stuck in your 9-5, or worse yet trapped in an endless cycle of cubicles and daily commutes? Well, here is some good news for you. For many years, people have been turning to Internet marketing as a way to earn money from home. With so many different ways to make money online and achieve financial freedom from one’s regular job, why not think outside of that box? Start your own business doing what you love on a schedule that suits your lifestyle best. You can start small with something simple like selling items online, freelance writing, virtual assisting, or even starting your own social media company or my favorite, Affiliate Marketing. No matter how much time you have available each day, there is always room for growth and opportunity with any of these ventures. So don't be afraid to take that leap into entrepreneurship! There are plenty of resources out there to help you succeed!· Entrepreneur Magazine has great articles about starting a business online and making money at home.Feel free to check out Dan Legere.com anytime!