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Maximizing Opportunity vs. Job Security

Opportunity and Security

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Maximizing opportunities in your career path is the first step towards claiming true independence. The interesting perspective that often dominates this conversation is the notion that Employees are limited to the idea of seeking opportunity within their current industry and position within their company.

An even less discussed perspective is the idea of Self Employed professionals and the ways that they cling to job security. It’s no secret that being an Entrepreneur can be a rocky and unpredictable ride. The slightest hint of stability will cause many Contractors or self employed professionals to hold onto that position for dear life.

The average Self-Employed Contractor has undergone one or more of the following scenarios:

Signals that Show that it’s time to quit your job

Co-Author of “Passion And Purpose” Daniel Gulati discusses the signals for when you should consider quitting your job. He speaks with Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Shadeed’s Recommended Reading

Strengthen your understanding of results driven business leadership and implementation by reviewing the titles below.

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder

What the Experts are Saying
“Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow’s enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don’t yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need.” – Business Model Generation.

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy

What the Experts are Saying
“It’s rare to find a book like this that blends smart practice with intelligent articulation of how to get things done. Do yourself a favour. Buy it.” Boston Globe “A how-to book for the can-do boss.” BusinessWeek

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins

What the Experts are Saying
“On the whole, this is an intriguing book that occasionally provides rare and interesting glimpses into the inner workings and philosophical foundations of successful businesses. Recommended for all libraries.”
Randy L. Abbott, Univ. of Evansville Lib., Ind.

“Passion And Purpose” Daniel Gulati

What the Experts are Saying
“The stories in Passion and Purpose demonstrate the innovation, collaboration, efficiency, and independence of rising young leaders.”Training + Development Magazine