Noelle

Noelle Bloom

Business Strategist

3 Business Tips to Quit Your Soul-Sucking Job

I was shocked to learn that a staggering 85% of workers worldwide admit to hating their jobs when surveyed by a Gallup poll.

Forbes magazine reported on the poll, saying “work is more often a source of frustration than fulfillment for nearly 90% of the world’s workers.”

If you feel emotionally disconnected from your day-job as you work to build your business, you’re not alone.

Gallup found that only 15% of workers feel a sense of passion and deep connection to their work.

My research on work fulfillment and what makes people love what they do for a living has been eye-opening.

I could go on a tangent about all of the fascinating details of my research but to keep it brief, I want to share one thing that stood out to me.

Career satisfaction doesn’t come from the details of work, but important lifestyle traits.

It turns out that your lifestyle is often times more important than the work itself. Now, that’s not saying that the work you do doesn’t matter.

I like to think of it as a happy marriage and ask people…

What way of working and living will cultivate your passions?

From a business perspective, what this question really focuses on is your core offer and how that affects your lifestyle.

You started your business so that you can have the freedom to do what you want, when you want and with who you want.

You know deep down that you have so much more to offer and to be frank, you know that you’re too creative to be clocking in on someone else’s clock!

However, you may have to work an uninspiring day job while you get your business off the ground.

If you want to pave the way to quit your soul-sucking 9-5 job to do what you love, it’s going to be vital that you focus on what will help you take the leap sooner than later.

Here are three business tips to help you quit your soul-sucking job:

1. Discover what you’re meant to do

At a glance, this one might seem easy. However, I see too many entrepreneurs who start businesses, work at it for 6-12 months only to realize something feels “off”. The problem is that they started a business without having the clarity and direction to start the right business that aligned with how they want to work and live.

You can save a lot of time and money if you think strategically about what you’re called to do in this lifetime. Think about what sparks true purpose, passion and joy for you.  A question I ask people to help them figure this out is:

  • What valuable strengths, skills, talents, knowledge or expertise do you have that you can do with ease and are genuinely interested in?

2. Create an irresistible online offer

Your offer is the lifeline of your business and I argue that it’s the most important part of your business. I’ve met many people who have spent months, if not years creating an offer that ultimately failed. The problem is that they created a product, program or service that wasn’t profitable. They not only struggled financially, but emotionally too.

If you want to create a business you love, you must create a profitable offer that you’re both excited to deliver and that your customers will LOVE. A question I ask people to help them create a profitable offer is:

  • What offer can you create at the intersection of what you’re good at, what you love, what the world needs and what people will pay more?

3. Sell your offer

I know, this one seems obvious! However, I’ve seen many people create amazing products, programs and services but not SELL them. If you’re going to make the kind of money that will allow you to quit your soul sucking 9-5 job, you’ve gotta market, launch and sell your offer.

If your business isn’t making money consistently, it’s most likely because you’re not giving value to your audience, clearly articulating how you can solve their biggest problem and giving them an invitation to work with you! A question I ask people to help them sell out their online offer is:

  • What can you share with your audience that gives such tremendous value that it makes them say, “if they’re giving this away for free, I wonder that it’s like to work with them?”

If you want to replace or exceed your day job income so you can experience the kind of freedom you envision, it’s going to take laser focus.

In business, it’s vital that you know exactly where to focus your energy to reach your lifestyle goals.

If you focus on these three areas in your business, you’ll build a solid foundation for a successful business.

Cheers to Freedom,

Noelle

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