Has your job become stale and unsatisfying? Or have you reached a dead end in your career, and feel that you are struggling to fulfill your career and earning potential?
There are many reasons why your job might feel dissatisfying, but many of these reasons can be resolved by taking action and becoming your own boss. Don't worry, you're not alone!
Read on to find out why thousands of people in the UK are taking the opportunity to change their careers and be their own boss:
Take Control Over Your Working Pattern
Being your own boss means, first and foremost, that you can have full autonomy over your working week. This major benefit of becoming your own boss You decide when you work and how long you work for, as opposed to spending most of your working day being told what to do and how to do it.
This autonomy not only means that you don’t have to endure a nagging employer, but studies around the world have shown it improves general well-being at work, meaning you are more inclined to want to work harder and better.
Reaching Your Full Potential
Having full control over your working pattern allows you to reach your full potential. As well as having a flexible diary, you can also work as much or as little as works best for you, without feeling confined or pushed to the limits by the standard 9-5 hours of your previous job.
This way, you can reach your full potential at your own accord, and being your own boss is the best way to achieve this.
Mastering Your Job
If your career doesn’t require a specific skill that you can develop or improve upon, you might begin to feel disengaged with it. The desire to have a skill or occupation which requires practice and patience, something which never comes to a dead end and is always providing new goals and objectives to complete, is inherent in humans.
If you aren’t working towards perfecting a certain skill, you might easily become disengaged and dissatisfied. A career in the trade frequently brings up surprises or new challenges which allow you to keep enjoying and focusing on the work you’re doing, meaning you don’t become bored or stale in the workplace.
Being your own boss means you can essentially choose what jobs you want to tackle, meaning each job is always different to the last in some way.
Achieving a Sense of Purpose
Having a sense of purpose is essential to maintaining your enthusiasm in your job. If you feel like your place is easily replaceable and of no great worth, you are more likely to feel disengaged with it.
However, a career in trade is a vital, respected aspect of society and has been so since the beginning of modern civilisation. For as long as a population grows and needs houses built, repairs made and new appliances installed, there will always be a place for tradespeople in society. So, there is little chance of feeling undervalued.
Responsibility For Your Income
If you are employed and on a fixed income, no matter how hard you work, it always seems a struggle to get an improvement on your salary. However, being your own boss means that you can have more control over how much you earn, depending on how hard you work and the opportunities you get.
As your business or self employed career grows, you will be the one to reap the rewards, which will not only be of huge benefit to you financially, but will also give you a greater sense of achievement.
At Access Training, hundreds of students have gone on to do just this and use the skills and qualifications they learned at our training centres to start their own businesses and enjoy the freedom that this brings.
If you’ve had enough of working for other people and seek the freedom that comes with being your own boss, enquire today about a course at Access Training or call us on 0800 345 7492. With the help of our course advisers, you will find the right trade skill course for you.