When you get asked to stay late in the office to complete another overdue project or your annual leave request is declined because somebody else has already booked time off, you begin to ask yourself, what is the point? You are busy working towards somebody else’s deadline and lining somebody else’s pocket with your blood, sweat, and tears.

How do you know it’s time to seek a new challenge?

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How did you get here?

You Chose The Wrong Career In The First Place

Sometimes people accidentally fall into their career paths; whether their parents pushed them into pursuing a career, or whether the job was taken due to financial necessity. However, the end result is the same: no sense of fulfillment or job satisfaction.

You Evolve

When you started out in your career you loved it, but over the years you mature and evolve. Your interests, motivations, and passions change, sometimes to the detriment of your chosen career. You need to seek a new challenge!

You Burn Out

If you feel like you have to drag yourself to work and only look forward to the weekend, you could be suffering from burnout. The symptoms are very real and involve both physical and mental fatigue. A big change in lifestyle is not a choice, but mandatory for your well-being.

You need a career change, and it’s time to look at other career options that can remind you exactly what the point is, and reignite the passion. After all, the biggest obstacle to anybody’s career is inertia! Here are two areas to investigate to get you back on track.


Franchises provide you with the opportunity to start your own business. You can be your own boss, but rather than being out in the cold, you are fully supported, and benefit from tried and tested strategies to make your business a success.

Do you crave more social interaction? Sub shop franchises can provide you with a great income and the chance to interact with your customers; you will feel a real sense of community under the umbrella of the parent company and the people you provide a great service too.


There is nothing stopping you from retraining to enter a new field. By now you know what you don’t want to do, and that is as valuable as knowing what you do want to do.

Do some voluntary work in a field that you think you are interested in, so you can get an insider’s view of the industry and get insight as to whether it’s something you want to pursue. Check out courses that are relevant to the industry; you may find that there are night classes or online courses available so that you can earn while you learn.

There is nothing worse than feeling fatigued by work, but you have to be proactive in your recovery from feeling the slump. The good news is that you have options to help you climb back to the top of the tree. Whether you choose to retrain in a new field on your own or start a business that is fully supported, you can take back control of your destiny.