If you don’t make a conscious deliberate plan ahead and decide where you want to go, you’re in big trouble. My biggest concern is that no matter how much you like your job, you should plan to leave it and grow your own brand and business or partner with a company or someone to do so, because as long as you’re an employee you will never be living entirely true to yourself and your passion. Note that I am not telling you to quit your job, especially if you’ve got other people to provide for most importantly your family. I am only telling you to start planning to quit your job if you can’t answer yes to the following questions:
- Are you happy with your present job? Like, really happy. Like you don’t bitch and groan every Monday morning about how much you wish it were Friday night.
- Are you working for an establishment that allows you to have a public persona, either about your field or your true passion? In other words, are you allowed to have a blog, a Twitter account, or otherwise brand yourself in the public eye with an identity that is separate from that of the company? Some industries, like finance and law, will not allow this. If your passion is finance or law, do you love your field enough to make that sacrifice? Do you think you’ll love it as much in ten or twenty years and not regret missing out on all the opportunities inherent in social media?
- If you’re not allowed to develop a public persona at work, are you allowed to do so during your personal time?
“If your answers are “No” to numbers 2 and 3, I don’t care how happy you are now, you should do everything you can to find another place to work or start the groundwork to launch your own business, because in the long run, you are going to suffocate. Any company that clamps down on its best talent and doesn’t allow them to talk to the public is holding that talent back from where the business world is going, and you don’t want to be left behind. Without the freedom to develop a personal brand, you will find yourself at a strong disadvantage to the competition that will have been pumping out that content and making a name for themselves.
If you’re not happy in your job but you can still build brand equity at work or at home by blogging or creating contents about what you love, you still need to plan to leave and launch your own business because life is way too short to spend it working in a job you don’t love. Yours is not as bad as someone who’s happy but not allowed to talk to the public, because as long as you’re creating content and building your brand you’re building future opportunity.
But if you’re not happy at work, and faceless, and have been forbidden to talk about your passion to the world, get the hell out of the job as soon as you can. You’ve got no chance otherwise of creating a personal brand or partnership, and without one, you’re professionally dead in the water.
Your financial security is non negotiable, if you love any Longrich product, you can profit from the reward system by developing an emotional attachment to the products, learn more about the products and become more passionate about them than anyone else on earth, you will make a lot of money talking about them to the public. This is absolutely true for me and many people out there.