A global poll conducted by Gallup has concluded that out of the world’s one billion (roughly) full time workers, only 15 % are happy about where they are and what they do. That means that a whopping 85 % are, in various degrees of course, unhappy in their jobs. Maybe even downright miserable.
Holy crap, that is a huge chunk of people by anyone’s standard! Are you one of the unhappy ones?
It really doesn’t have to be that way you know. And even though many seem to think that it’s simply how life has rolled the dice of destiny, I’m here to tell you that it’s simply not true. Good news is on the horizon my friend.
Whatever it is that irks you about your workplace (and we’ll get to all that in a second), there is more opportunity than meets the eye, and I promise I will lay it all out for you shortly. First, let’s take a look at the biggest grievances this big block of people have…you probably won’t be all that surprised.
A good relationship with your manager goes a long way when it comes to job satisfaction. A manager who has the ability to see everyone and listen to them, and inspire them, will not only build a great team but is also far more likely to hit target goals and raise productivity.
But as you all know, these people are annoyingly hard to find, and instead we see a bunch of power hungry bullies rise in the ranks as “upcoming stars” of the company, or simply spineless “yes sayers” who will never really show any true leadership. Having a bad boss can be a nightmare, and if you’re in this type of situation, you have my deepest sympathies. Been there, done that.
Likewise, if you don’t like the people you work with, chances are you won’t enjoy your workplace. It’s just that simple. While it’s true that we won’t always like everyone, sometimes there are these people we simply cannot get along with no matter how hard we try. Sad but true.
Type of work
Well, regardless if you’ve chosen your profession purposefully through a higher education, or just ended up where you are through random acts of social networking, most people grow tired of what they do at some point. Although we don’t live to work, it’s really important to at least feel somewhat happy and comfortable doing what you do. After all, it’s where you spend most of your day.
Even if your boss, colleagues and job are great, there is always the commuting that can totally kill the vibe. Commuting is topping the lists over things that make people unhappy in their job. It sucks the energy right out of you, and if you have to spend 10-15 hours a week or more getting to and from work you quickly realise it leaves very little time to do the things you really like. And that totally sucks!
Doing the same stuff day in and day out can get really tedious, but the one thing that can make it worthwhile is the prospect of growth. As long as there is a little something for you at the end of the rainbow you can endure just about anything. However, if there is no possibility of progression and pay raise, or worse, your employer makes promises they can’t deliver on, any chance of job satisfaction will drop like a bag of bricks.
Of course! There are many more reasons why people are fed up with their job situation, and I ‘m sure you’re familiar with most of them.
Overworking is a major thing, and it’s hardly news that more people than ever are burnt out and suffer from stress symptoms.
Ethics is another one. Some have really high morals and hold themselves to a high standard, others hardly have a moral compass at all. Although difficult to agree where to draw the line, we can certainly agree that it’s something that can add unnecessary tension.
Finally, as an honorable mention, there is good old fashioned jealousy. Yes, focusing too much on what others have, or what others do, is quite often something that contributes to unhappiness at work.
What to do then?
Before we get to that I think it’s important to look at why as many people as 85% of the total workforce simply seem to accept their fate.
As disproportionate as that number is, I can actually think of many of reasons.
Let’s start with responsibility. This is major reason, and something that has held me back many times. Could be kids, a mortgage or some other kind of debt, but regardless of what, it’s enough to act as a deterrent when other opportunities come along. The ability to provide is a strong reflex in most of us, and quite often we’re not ready to put that ability at risk.
Which leads me into the next reason. Fear of the unkown. Basically, you know what you have but you have no idea what you’re getting yourself into. What if you end up in a worse situation than the one you’re already in?
Which again leads me to the next reason. Fear of being wrong. This is something I have seen time and again, and prevents many from ever taking action towards change. I mean, being wrong about that job opportunity or education spells disaster. Right?
Yet another reason why people would choose to stay put, is of course the lack of job opportunities. There might be a lot of vacancies listed, but you simply lack the skills, qualifications or experience to even apply. No point in trying, right?
And finally, I think about all those who are either tied to contracts, or simply feel they are too old to get another job.
This is of course a rather simplified breakdown, but it still goes to show how the number of people who are unhappy in their jobs can in fact be so large.
How to be in the other category
So how do you navigate through all these obstacles then? What is the best way to leap over to other group?
Well, in my humble opionion there is no better way than to start your own online business. It pretty much eliminates all the factors mentioned above, and sets you up for happiness in ways you wouldn’t believe.
You’re now your own boss, with unlimited growth prospects, without any annoying colleagues and no commuting at all. It’s also rather likely that you form your business around something you’re quite passionate about.
And before your inner critic starts protesting, you know “I don’t know how to be an entrepreneur”, “I have no ideas, don’t even know where to begin”, “I don’t have the necessary skills”, “my life is way too busy” etc, etc, just know that none of that really matters right now.
What I learned from the training program below was exactly that; how to create an entrepreneurial mindset, come up with ideas and make actual use of the skills taught in the course. While working a day job and taking care of my family.
That’s right, the ONLY thing that matters at this point is whether you want the change or not. Online entrepreneurship is not just for the 1 %, it really isn’t, and the hundreds of people I have met and interacted with throughout my own journey proves it beoynd any doubt.
I’ve talked to a lot of successful entrepreneurs from all walks of life and various ages, who never thought they had it in them. They were astonished to see how that all changed with the proper guidance and support.
And most of them did it while working their normal jobs.
If you’re still a bit hesitant, don’t just take my word for it, at least check out these FREE TRAINING VIDEOS and judge for yourself. And if you still feel that starting an online business isn’t for you, then I would still like to wish you all the best in your future endeavours, and that you find a job you like.
See you on the other side!