19 Terrific Reasons to Quit Your Job

Sure, I think everybody ought to launch their own business. Online or offline, small or large.

But I also know that not everyone is cut out for life off the 9-to-5 treadmill.

Daniel Isenberg, who’s a professor of management practice at Babson College in Massachusetts, says that if you can answer “yes” to most of these 19 statements, maybe saying bye-bye to the job is right for you.

1. I don’t like being told what to do by people who are less capable than I am.

2. I like challenging myself.

3. I like to win.

4. I like being my own boss.

5. I always look for new and better ways to do things.

6. I like to question conventional wisdom.

7. I like to get people together in order to get things done.

8. People get excited by my ideas.

9. I am rarely satisfied or complacent.

10.  I can’t sit still.

11.  I can usually work my way out of a difficult situation.

12.  I would rather fail at my own thing than succeed at someone else’s.

13.  Whenever there is a problem, I am ready to jump right in.

14.  I think old dogs can learn — even invent — new tricks.

15.  Members of my family run their own businesses.

16.  I have friends who run their own businesses.

17.  I worked after school and during vacations when I was growing up.

18.  I get an adrenaline rush from selling things.

19.  I am exhilarated by achieving results.

I’m kinda lukewarm about four or five of these statements myself (I’ll let you figger out which ones). But I’m spot-on for the rest of ’em.

How about you?

Let me know by posting a comment below.

P.S. Of course, what’s keeping you on that hamster-wheel might be fear, worry, or doubt. And I have something for you that might be an antidote to that. Mosey on over to…


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