Your job probably isn’t a life-changing pleasure. Let’s be honest – you wouldn’t be reading this if that was the case. You already feel the inkling that you aren’t meant for your current workspace.
I’ll make it easy on you, though. Maybe this’ll give you the final push in making one of the best decisions of your life.
Here are 5 signs that it’s time to quit your job.
You Aren’t Growing or Developing.
If you feel stagnant in your current job because the work is too easy or too low-level, but you have greater ambitions, it’s time to start looking for a position that will allow you to grow and develop. Most companies encourage their employees to learn new skills, and some will help support college or graduate education because they realize the value of more highly-skilled workers. Look for a company that supports employee growth and continual learning – or, become your own boss. The life of an entrepreneur is unbound by any kind of limits. You set the goals. You achieve them.
You’ve got a terrible boss that’s probably staying for good.
Bosses come and go, which is why conventional wisdom says that it’s best to just wait a bad boss out. But that’s not always the right move. If you have a bad boss who’s well-liked by upper management, it may be time to leave. In addition to making you miserable every day, a two-faced manager who’s loved by the higher ups can wreak havoc on your career by taking credit for your work, bad-mouthing you to others, and blaming you for things that go wrong. Don’t deal with the bullshit. Quit your job. Move to a better one. Or, better yet, don’t ever answer to a boss again. Be your own.
You’re burning out frequently.
Burnout is what happens when you give too much of yourself to something that provides little in return. If you’re burning out from your job, you’re pouring too much of yourself into something that doesn’t satisfy you, or at least, doesn’t meet your expectations like you want it to.
But relationships should be reciprocal, whether it’s a relationship with a partner, family member, or your job. It’s true that you can burn out from a job you love, but when you’re doing work you love, it offers more return than a job you hate. You won’t feel depleted, and like you’re dipping into your emergency energy reserves, when you are being nourished by a career that feeds your passions and interests.
Guess who some of the happiest workers in the world are?
They’re also the wealthiest… that correlation isn’t purely coincidence, either.
On the flip side…
You count the money to feel better.
When you’re overly concerned about the dollars you’re making, something is wrong. Even though we get jobs for the money, the true mark of job satisfaction is if we don’t obsess over how much we make. We only do that when we’re not happy.
I have friends who don’t know how much money they make. I’m not saying you should adopt this oblivious attitude toward your income, but like my friends, money shouldn’t be your only comfort with a job. The reason my friends aren’t aware of their money is because they would do the work they’re doing even if they weren’t getting paid for it. To them, getting paid is a bonus. The same attitude is possible for you as well.
Another great point is that, when you make enough money… you don’t have to worry about counting it. Trust me, that’s more than possible for you.
You itch to follow that dream of starting your own business.
Entrepreneurs are untamable beasts. Trust me when I say this: the biggest mistake you can make in life is not following that itch.
Quit your job. Ditch the 9-5. Forge your own work week, your own product, your own online store, your own blog, your own business – TAKE your life back into your own hands.
Believe me, it’ll be one of the greatest things you ever did.


Anthony Aires is a speaker, information and software publisher, and a trainer. He has been an entrepreneur for more than half his life. He started leveraging the internet in 2002 by implementing SEO to generate leads for his real estate brokerage in Downtown Boston. Since then Anthony has gone on to create, launch, manage, and sell several internet businesses and brands while generating 7 figures in revenues. But he'll be the first to tell you he worked his ass off to get to where he is and it was a bumpy road having to declare bankruptcy twice in his life. You might not like the truth's he speaks, but at least you know you're always getting an honest answer!