As the month of October progresses, everything tends to get spookier and scarier wherever we turn. In the lead up to Halloween, we tend to gradually notice more and more of the imagery and ritualism that’s built on our fears. Tales of haunted houses, ghost stories, things that go bump in the night – they all come together at once, reminding us of our anxieties. Figuratively speaking, one particular fear that doesn’t go unnoticed is our fear of career transitioning. Even if establishing an entrepreneurial future is something we desire, apprehension often holds us back.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. And FranNet of DFW & Oklahoma is here to explain exactly why there’s nothing spooky or scary about career transition.
Anxiety is Normal
It’s completely normal to have anxiety about a career transition. In fact, it would be somewhat abnormal if you weren’t apprehensive about changing the arc of your career. After all, it’s a big decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you’ve been a card-carrying member of Corporate America, reveling in the safety and security of a steady paycheck to cover your household expenses, putting this lifestyle at risk should illicit feelings of concern. Career transitions require effort – a lot of it. In essence, you’re redefining who you are and how you make your living. You’re making a big change. And most people, by nature, are resistant to change. But it’s also quite possible to acknowledge your anxiety and move forward with your plans.
Try This Exercise
Career transitions are a time of reflection and gathering your thoughts – even to the point of wrestling with them. But a simple exercise can lower the temperature and anxiety level. Imagine if you could achieve a career transition without putting your income at risk – a scenario that’s actually possible with franchising (just ask us how). What would you do? What type of business would you like to own and operate? What could truly unleash the potential “Second Act” of your career? Imagining your answer is one thing, but this exercise is also part of FranNet’s Entrepreneurial Readiness Profile. It only takes a few minutes to complete, but this assessment exercise can serve as a valuable first step in the process.
Set Up Actionable Steps
Much like our consulting services, it costs you nothing to explore your options for a career transition. Everything worth doing starts with a plan, and you can begin by setting up actionable steps of your own. If you’ve always harbored entrepreneurial thoughts, now is the time to establish your support group and list out realistic goals in writing. Then, explore the options available to you. If you need help getting started, there is an amazing amount of helpful advice via a simple Google search. Determine the mentors who can help you achieve your career transition (and reserve us a spot!).
Any fear or anxiety about a career transition doesn’t have to hold you back from exploring your options and following through with a carefully crafted plan. Most of our clients never understood the sheer amount of resources, tools, and advice that was available to them – for free, no less. If you’d like to explore business ownership through franchising, we invite you to contact us and share your own thoughts. As qualified consultants, we can work closely with you to establish a navigable journey. A journey that will eventually prove you had nothing to fear all along. Just like these satisfied FranNet clients discovered.
If you’d like to know more about franchise opportunities and ownership, we’d like to hear from you. We are uniquely qualified to match your potential with the possibilities that come from small business ownership through franchising. All you have to do is allow FranNet of DFW & Oklahoma to be your guide. Our no-cost, no-obligation consultations have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs in North Texas and Oklahoma secure a future that belongs to them and them alone. If you’d like to get started on your own entrepreneurial journey, we’d love to introduce you to a whole new world of possibilities through franchise ownership.