Stop Working the Job You Hate and Find the Career You'll Love

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With the social norms that exist today, it can be easy to get caught under pressure of maintaining a certain lifestyle. With your home, vehicles, clothes, activities, and raising a family, giving gifts, etc., the dollars can quickly add up. In fact, the thought of quitting or even cutting back on your livelihood can be downright overwhelming. It's hard enough to stay afloat, after all, that eliminating your main source of income can cause a crippling level of fear.

With this level of stress, it's hard to consider quitting your job and starting your own franchise location instead.

However, that doesn't have to be the case. Just because you're used to a job or "need" it, doesn’t mean you have to be stuck working in a position you dislike. Millions of people do it every day, of course, but it can lead to unhappiness and resentment, even slacking on daily responsibilities due to showing up to a world you don't want to be in.

Becoming a Franchisee and Transitioning Your Career

In contrast, there's another, more appealing career out there. But for whatever reason, you haven't been able to achieve it. We so often hear people respond with, "Life got in the way," as a reason they started working a traditional gig and never got out of the habit. And we get it – we've all been there. Comfortable is hard to leave.

But the good news is that you don't have to STAY there. By branching out on your own and becoming a franchisee, you can achieve your dream career, but without taking all the stress or financial responsibility for yourself.

How? You're working with and through a trusted brand that offers proven and effective advice. Your concerns can be discussed and addressed before you even ever commit to working alongside them. You can talk about budgets, plans, and more, before you ever have to prove a two-weeks notice to your comfort career.

Is it scary? Sure! What exciting thing in life isn't scary? But it's also a good kind of scary. Becoming your own boss and owning your own business is one of the best things you can do for your personal and professional life. The key is to stop letting fears hold you back from doing what you love, and from what you've always wanted to do.

Stop saying no and start saying yes to a career that offers more freedom and more flexibility. Besides, when you're the boss, there are no limits to how much you can grow. Want a raise? Work hard and make it happen. Want to own a second, fourth, or tenth location? Go for it! You're only limited by your own efforts. Pair with your franchising high-ups to create a path to success that gets you out from under the man and into the seat of control.

Your First Steps Toward Becoming a Franchisee

In order to make your new career a reality, it's important to find a brand you trust. Determine which field is for you and start researching brands. What are your strong suits? Do you like your current job but simply want to be the boss? Or do you want to go in a completely new direction? Look at the logistics of each and narrow down industries to which you're best suited.

From there you can look at individual brands, types of ownership opportunities, or even working in investing and remaining more hands-off in the process. There are, of course, a world of possibilities in franchising. The key is to find your best fit and to turn it into a reality.

As a business owner, you'll have plenty of opportunities to make decisions. Start with this one. Do your research, take your time, and enlist the help of knowledgeable pros (like us!) who can help you find your best franchising fit. By working from day one to find your best fit, you can create more success in the future. Not only by playing up your strengths, but by learning as much as possible about the industry and brand to create forward growth.

By Bethaney Wallace | Aug 02, 2019 | General Franchise Information