Many people believe that 9-5 jobs are the best, while this might have held during the industrial era, a lot has changed in the information age. There are so many reasons you should quit your 9-5 job in 2022 especially with the evidence from researches that shows how these types of jobs have failed in recent years.
About 72% of millennials want to be their own boss. However, being an entrepreneur isn’t as enticing as social media puts it. Most people who are interested in entrepreneurship see the benefits of being able to work their own hours and pay themselves. Social media presents a facade of this industry that only spotlights good moments, perks, and the satisfaction that comes with success.
There are also failures. Pressure from society has several ways of making one feel like they are losing in life, that they need to change their ways to be like someone else, and that everyone else is winning.
This is not always the case. The enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and starting a business should be based on your passion for the process rather than the end results and benefits.
However, a 9-5 job can hinder you from reaching your utmost potential. Here are 5 reasons you need to quit your 9-5 job in 2022.
Job Security is Dying
Your grandparents had an era of employment security. Your parents’ employment security was also good. However, things have changed, due to new technology, the internet, and a new way of doing business.
The World Economic Forum, projects that robotics and other trends might result in the loss of more than 5 million employment in the top 15 global economies over the next five years. If this happens, a large number of people will lose their jobs.
Companies are also transitioning away from recruiting full-time employees and toward hiring part-timers and freelancers.
According to Advisor Perspective, 18% of workers are part-time, which is close to the record high of 20%.
So, if you develop talents and create enough value for others to work for yourself, you won’t be affected by a changing economy in which large corporations lay off employees.
If you work 45 hours a week and are anxious every second, you are plainly living a dangerous lifestyle and will suffer the repercussions.
And, as we all know, work-related stress does not end when you leave the office. People take it home with them and suffer on weekends as well.
Getting adequate sleep, eating a balanced diet, exercising, and meditating are all good ways to reduce stress. Even so, it’s better to keep doing all of that and, more significantly, find a job that doesn’t make you anxious.
For the sake of your health, look for a career that not only doesn’t stress you out but also doesn’t feel like work.
9-5 will never make you rich
If you want to become affluent or mega-wealthy, you won’t be able to do so as an employee.
The majority of billionaires did not make their riches by working their way up the corporate ladder. They designed and built their own ladder.
If you want to make tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, don’t stay an employee for very long. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in this situation belongs to the company you work for, not to you.
Keeps you in a comfort zone
A 9-5 job is a reliable source of income that keeps you in your comfort zone, establishes performance guidelines and expectations, and provides you with a relatively secure position in a regulated atmosphere.
However, entrepreneurial proclivities and self-made business owner obligations are more of a lifestyle than a job. This is because the sacrifices required to attain your goals are significantly greater than those required for typical employment when the only sacrifice is some time during the day.
You don’t enjoy what you’re doing
Doing what you love should be the most compelling reason for you to leave your 9-to-5.
Take a look at how much time you actually spend working.
After subtracting the time spent working (at a minimum of 40 hours), time of commuting (5-10 hours at a minimum), sleeping and doing day-to-day responsibilities, you’re left with very little spare time to enjoy yourself.
And if you’re unhappy at work, it’s no surprise you’re unhappy in general.
Plus, if you’re not inspired by what you’re doing, you’re not going to attain your full potential.
Basically, life is too short to spend the majority of your week at work sad. You have a certain amount of time on this planet. You only have one life to live.
So you owe it to yourself to give it your best in the pursuit of your passion.
Your dreams will eventually catch up with you, and it will be too late to try something you’ve always wanted.
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