Are You Choosing Unhappiness Over Uncertainty?

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Aug 11, 2020 7:45:00 AM

We all love the feeling of a weight being lifted off our shoulders. It usually comes with a sense of relief or accomplishment. Sometimes, we hit a wall. We get fear. Many times that fear is the fear of the unknown—of uncertainty. Franchisees and entrepreneurs experience this like anyone else. Often, that fear of uncertainty means we choose unhappiness instead.

Franchise candidates come to HIRE YOURSELF for many different reasons. Most of the time, they are in some way unhappy with their job. 

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Forbes cites they found that more than 50% of Americans are unhappy in their job. And even more saddening, they write:

It used to be the standard that employees would steadily climb the corporate ladder of success. The study reflects otherwise. The percentage who say they are in their best job ever begins to level off at a younger age. Middle-aged and older workers report that they’re not working in their best job ever and are more likely to say they were laid off from that job.  

The older you are, the less likely you are to work in your best job! We are hard-wired to dislike the idea of change, but as Forbes shows us: change is coming, it’s time to decide if you will be in control or not. It’s time to go find happiness. Embrace the uncertainty.

Uncertainty isn’t bad. Uncertainty is life. Uncertainty spurs creativity. As an entrepreneur and business owner, every day is a problem to be solved or an obstacle to overcome. You don’t always know what they will be, but you know they will be there. 

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The advantage to investing in a franchise is that you have the experience and the help of others when you face uncertainty. During the Great Recession and the coronavirus pandemic, franchisors stepped up and helped their franchisees navigate the new realities of running a business. Mom and Pop Shops didn’t have that and we saw and are currently seeing many of them suffer and close. Franchises are weathering the storm.

Many franchisees are uncertain about what franchise model to choose. A lot of franchise candidates want to invest in a franchise that shares their hobby. This feels safe and comfortable—and less uncertain. But that isn’t always advisable. When your hobby becomes your career, it stops being your hobby. Instead, find a franchise you can be passionate about working in. Building and growing a business should become your passion. Keep your hobby and interest separate from your business passion.

Many franchisees used to find comfort in the regularity of working in an office. But we have all been in meetings about meetings. Or meetings that could have been an email. How many more TPS reports do you want to file in your life? You can let that all go. It may feel scary at first, but the freedom of only having meetings you want to have will change your life. As a business owner, you can decide what you want to do and hire people to do all the other stuff. You will control your life and your happiness.

Oftentimes a little preparation is required to overcome uncertainty. Take a little step. Start by eating better or exercising. You have total control over doing that and the small step will be a positive push in the right direction. You will feel more confident in yourself and making the decision to choose career happiness.

It’s a changing world and only you decide how you’ll face it.

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Making the transition out of corporate life and into business ownership can be hard on your own. You see people getting career coaches to help them move from one industry to another, or life coaches to help them be more productive. You can get your franchise coach at HIRE YOURSELF. Our consultants are there to help you make the transition. Book a consultation today!

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Topics: Mindset, Franchise, How To Build Wealth, entrepreneurship, recession, job security

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