My guess is that it’s been at least 15 years since a sentence even remotely resembling the one that you’re about to read has been spoken.
“You bring so much to the table, we’ll just have to create a position for you here.”
Can you imagine hearing that now? Lots of companies are looking for ways to eliminate positions, not create them. It’s really too bad, because there are some really talented people that are out there looking for good jobs…
If you’re one of them, I’d imagine that some pretty interesting thoughts have crossed your mind. Like these;
“I don’t know how much more of this I can take. Nobody’s even calling back!”
“How can I be overqualified? I thought that it was a good thing to have lots of relevant experience.”
“There must be someone bad-mouthing me. What else would explain all the turn-down’s I’ve been getting, lately.”
Maybe it’s time to stop knocking your head against the wall. Maybe you shouldn’t look for a job anymore. Have you considered throwing in the towel? After all, if there aren’t any good jobs around, why waste your time?
I mean, how many more times do you want to do this?
(Led Zeppelin, How Many More Times)
Seriously though; don’t you think there has to be another way?
Maybe you should just own what you do. Own your career. Own your life. (Again)
Just start a business. But, not because you have to. You should only do something this big and bold, (like becoming a franchise business owner) if you truly want to. But, if you want to…if you really want to be the boss, there may not be a better time than now.
I hope that you’re not going to be disappointed, but I’m not going to write about how the middle of a recession is a great time to open a business.
“There may not be a better time than now,” has nothing to do with the current state of the economy. Furthermore, the “now,” has nothing to do with the fact that you may be able to lease a space for your new business really, really cheap. The “now,” only refers to you. That’s because you have to decide if the time is now.
If you have a burning desire to finally, once and for all, own what you do…which means that you’ll be in charge of your career…your life, then you should look into becoming a small business owner. And, by the way, small business ownership doesn’t have to involve a retail storefront. There are all sorts of opportunities, that don’t. You just have to find them.
So, are you just about ready to own what you do?
Or, are you really ready?
If you’re ready, let’s talk for a few minutes. No charge. It’s on me.
Maybe we can create something out of thin air, something that’s real…
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