If you’re unsatisfied no matter what job you have, it might not be the jobs — it might be that you’re not made to be an employee.
Do you dread going to work in the morning? Have you held a variety of jobs and never been satisfied with any of them?
Perhaps it’s because you’re not meant to be an employee.
That’s how Farnoosh Brock felt — but, to her, the thought of striking out on her own was absurd. Only after more than a decade in the corporate world did she finally realize she was an entrepreneur at heart.
Could the same be true for you?
How to tell if you’re meant to be an entrepreneur
In a recent article for CareerMeh, Brock says:
“If you’re miserable at your corporate job, and the best of rewards -– the promotion, the raise, the shiny office, the great boss, the perks -– haven’t filled the hole in your soul that screams, “There’s got to be more to work and career! God Almighty, won’t you please show me the way before I go mad?” (or your own, calmer version of that statement), then chances are you’re an entrepreneur trapped in the 9-to-5.”
Not sure that’s you? Keep reading. In the article, Brock shares seven not-so-obvious signs you’re an entrepreneur. Here are our favorites:
- You crave freedom: “An entrepreneur is a freedom seeker.”
- You’re self-directed: “You don’t need a boss — in fact, you were never meant to have one.”
- You’re a dreamer: “You trust that fire in your belly and know in your heart that you need be outside of the standard job zone to make stuff happen.”
Does this article describe you? Then it’s probably time to start paying attention to your inner entrepreneur — and figure out a way you can leave the corporate world for good.
Do you think you’re an entrepreneur at heart?
Susan Shain (@TravlJunkette) is a travel blogger who loves helping people discover adventure through international travel or alternative careers.