Spotted this in Cologne the other day. Another strong statement against corporate life.
The imagery is great, and it provokes many thoughts in my mind.
Since I completed my Bachelor of Commerce degree 15 years ago, I have worked at 5 different jobs some at small to medium sized companies, and a few at very large companies.
For the most part, I enjoyed my experience. I remember getting my first box of business cards. Like most people, my job made me feel important, like I was doing something real.
My view changed over time, and so this February after putting in over 5 years time at Rogers Media Inc., I walked in and resigned from my very decent job. I woke up and thought, “today is the day”.
The routine, and the way things generally work in a large corporation was making me feel itchy. The noose had to go.
My goal was to launch my own business, and not look back ever. I craved freedom!
There is so much opportunity for Internet business today – I simply did not want to miss out on the opportunity!
So far, things have worked out much like I envisioned, and I am very happy with my decision. I like the challenge of producing money online, multiplying the revenues and profits. Analyzing data, and reacting positively is my strength. It’s an intriguing puzzle that I happily and excitedly wake up to every day. Each morning, I dive into my web analytics routines, and make adjustments to the money machines.
If you ever felt like you might like to run your own business, I say go for it! Or, if you are bored of your current job at all…I say start creating your exit plan now! If you are really good at something, do it for yourself – it will be way more rewarding!
Starting up business takes hard work, dedication, and perhaps a sacrifice of some sort (likely your leisure time). Most people don’t do it because of fear. They ask, “what if it doesn’t work?” Anything is possible, it can work!
In order to leave the corporate world behind and make a transition into a new life as an entrepreneur, I started to assemble a plan of action 10 months in advance. I worked more than 80 hours a week, and it was worth it.
I’m sharing my experience because I hope to inspire others to take control – as opposed to constantly giving it up to others.
I am very happy to see that several friends have also chosen to start up their own business, and are now becoming quite successful with their pursuits. It is really fun to see people cast away the constraints of corporate life and flourish.
The benefits to making change are numerous, but that is another story…coming soon.