Basing on what I just said, it seems like we would rather choose to die than hold a job. It is a fact that there are more heart attacks on a Monday morning compared to other days of the week.
Social demographer Bernard Salt was quoted saying that at least 30% of the working class is choosing to escape the rat race and leave the corporate world in exchange for a stress free lifestyle. Are we experiencing a hippie movement revival, or are we just starting to realize that there is more to life than just a fat paycheck?
There are two main contributing factors to this exodus of people wanting to escape the rat race in my opinion. Join me and let us dissect what makes “work” harder than it already is.
Of all the things that would make you want to quit your job, stress takes the top spot. Actually, it sums up everything as to why you regret hearing your alarm clock go off every morning.
Stress can come in many forms. If you don’t escape the rat race the stress can keep getting bigger and bigger. Your boss, colleagues, the type of work you’re in, working environment, the feeling of being ignored professionally or not being appreciated, having no job satisfaction, and many more.
Stress not only affects a person mentally but also physically. Backaches, headaches, anxiety, hypertension, to more serious conditions such as depression and heart attacks, are just some of the effects of stress.
Envy towards others and vice versa. Most people have this tendency of not being contented with what they have. Some might argue that envy can be a positive motivational force, and that to a certain extent can be true. But the other side of the coin can be disastrous. There are individuals that becomes depressed, or even angry and loose self esteem once they don’t get what they think they rightfully deserve.
Staying in the corporate world and not choosing to escape the rat race can cause envy which can dramatically increase the negative outlook of someone who has no job satisfaction. This can lead the person to lose interest in his or her job, become less productive, and even push that person to just quit. During cutbacks, they’ll be the first to be let go. This can then have a very serious effect on his or her mental state, and his or her family.
I don’t mean to scare you with the things I just said, but facts are facts. We see these things in the news and read it in the papers. With the consumer driven world we live in today, how do we deal with these issues, or better yet, “is there a solution?”
In all honesty, I don’t think that there is a solution to this, but rather an alternative. If you look at both words, solution is defined as “the successful action of solving a problem” while solution on the other hand is “to offer a choice between two things”
I think we both agree that stress and envy is a constant in the workplace. And if you devote yourself in looking for a “solution” your only option is to try and hopefully weather out any work related issue that you encounter. But if you choose to look for an “alternative”, you open up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to job or income generating ideas.
I want you to take these questions into consideration.
- Do you want the freedom to set your working hours?
- Do you want the power to handle situations by yourself and not through some ridiculous company policy?
- Do you want control over how you spend your time?
- Do you want to take control of how much you earn?
- Do you want your future to be decided by YOU and not some executive who doesn’t even know you exist?
- Do you want to escape the rat race?
If you answered yes to all of the questions, then choosing the alternative is what you need. But what is this alternative that I keep talking about?
The alternative is for you to take charge of your life. The alternative is for you to break free from the chains of the corporate world and become what every worker dreams of. Becoming your own boss!
It can be a daunting task, but remember that you already have the skills. You have been part of the corporate world. You are familiar with how things work. You know the issues and the solutions to those problems. The only thing that you lack is a mentor that could guide you through this career transition.
Let me help you escape the rat race and live the life and career that you want. Let me help you reach your true potential. Allow me to help you live a stress free and financially fulfilling life.
On my next post, I will explain to you in detail how you can escape the rat race through 10 work at home business ideas.
Talk to you soon!