Is Your Career Due A Spring Clean?
It’s hard to believe that we’re already a third of the way through the year. For many of us, those well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions feel like a distant memory, and the reality that nothing’s changed so far tends to dawn around the Easter break.
With spring cleaning a subject hot on everyone’s lips, your house isn’t the only thing that may be in need of a freshen up. If you’re experiencing career stagnation, now might be the time to make the change you’ve been dreaming of.
Is your career due a spring clean? Here are three signs that it’s time for a fresh outlook:
The ‘rainy day’ fund
It’s good practice to set aside some funds for a rainy day. But if your ‘emergency’ fund has become something of an obsession, it’s a sign that you’re waiting for an opportunity to come along.
Depending on how much you’ve set aside, you could be in a position to invest in your next career move. Franchising opportunities are a popular choice for those seeking the freedom to pursue their ambitions, along with the security that being part of a wider organisation offers.
Not sure if you’ve stockpiled sufficient funding? Reputable franchisors, like Rainbow International, can put you in touch with leading UK lenders who might be able to fast-track your career move.
The side project
When we’re unsatisfied with our work lives, we often find ourselves pursuing other ‘side projects’ that absorb our time and energy. This could be in the form of a microbusiness – home brewery anyone? – or it could be a hobby that distracts you from the monotony of the 9-5, such as playing around with stocks and shares.
Having interests outside of your professional life is great, but if you’ve become fixated with a side project, it’s a sign that you’re not getting enough from your job. Why choose between your passion and your income? The right venture can bring the two together.
The daily grumble
We all have bad days from time to time – that’s life. But if you find yourself returning home from work angry, resentful or disillusioned on a daily basis, alarm bells should be ringing.
Much of the negativity surrounding our working lives relates to a lack of control; by being your own boss, you can call the shots. If something isn’t right, you have the power to fix it.
Does any of the above sound familiar? If so, there’s no time like the present to face it. Rainbow International are always on the lookout for ambitious individuals who want to build a better future for themselves, and we provide plenty of support to help them achieve it.
Our Discovery Days are a great way to explore what franchising could do for your career, and we’re always happy to have a chat. To learn more about our franchising opportunities, get in touch to take the first step to your new venture.