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How to Fire Your Boss

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How to Fire Your Boss Requires You to Use Your Strengths

What are they, how will they help you get started on your own business are the questions you need to be asking yourself. Some people’s strengths are being organized, while other individuals say time management is their ally.

Do a skills assessment test to determine where your strength lies. There are many online, type in strength skill assessment. Once you have your assessment completed, prioritize according to where you feel you would have the most fun.

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Once you have discovered your strengths, list them in fun order, start searching where these strengths can be applied. For instance, if research was indicated as your strength, you could get started with an online research business where you might help people research their ancestry. There is so much available out there.

Develop Your Strong Crowd

It’s essential to have a good support system in place because without support things can fall apart quickly.  Better yet is to have a like-minded support system. My support system at wealthy affiliate is well over 1.4 million while growing every day.

These are people who will be right there with you. On days you feel nothing is going right, you can turn to your support system, they will help to get you right back on track.

Even when you are soaring high into the sky, they are the ones who will keep you grounded!

Hanging around in a crowd that is on the same path as you are, makes it that much easier to achieve the success that you wish to obtain.

Family members sometimes don’t fit into that crowd; you may hear negative things from them. But people who are thinking on the same path as you will have the same thoughts you have which will help you in the long run.

Shine don’t whine

Don’t become one of those people who complain about their situation, but then doesn’t do anything to change it. Take control of what is bothering you, dust yourself off and get on it with. Most of the people who are successful made no excuses.

They shine while emanating light which helps them move forward as well shows them the direction they need to travel. Excuses mean nothing to them, it’s all about being successful on their own.

“Bring it on,” is their slogan.

Agreed your first start into online marketing after firing your boss may not be successful, but do remember this that three out of four startups will fail. It’s okay if you do too. You know why because you can start again. 

Understand that there are at least 90% of people in your audience who had an unsuccessful attempt at starting their own business. Luckily some people attempt it again and go on to become successful; you can do the same. 

Be Patient Your Time Will Come

It’s important to be patient; success doesn’t come overnight. But it most definitely does come. It comes to those, who don’t’ expect things to happen at the snap of a finger. Although there is the rare case when someone lands a good thing, it takes off right away.

Think of planting a seed; it takes time for the seed to grow to become a full bloomed flower. Although some plants meet resistance in hard to expand areas, yet they come through. Just the same when you are going into business for yourself, your business needs tender loving care to grow in the ways you expect. The saying ‘patience is virtue’ rings very real here.

Embrace Your Need For Change

Sometimes when people attempt to make a massive rescaling of their life, their impulse is to go into a spin of activities. It’s better to sit back, relax and put some thought into what the rescale will look like.

During this time it’s better to have a silent period, it’s important to allow yourself some quiet time before you blow into the full being that you should be.

Sometimes your inner critical thinker may try to send you some thoughts, “Oh no I’m in danger of not having any money coming!” It’s better to silence the inner critic right away. Otherwise, you will always be looking for some way out of the new entrepreneurial lifestyle.

Many people who practice meditation or zen, practice it to bring new awareness into their environment. I am a deep believer in meditation, have always practiced meditation.

Becoming your own boss after firing your old boss can be pretty scary. The thing that you need to remember is that you do need to try something new otherwise you’ll never know what could be. 

Here’s a little story about my attempt at trying something scary:

Many years ago when I was starting out working as an employee, the person who had hired to do the job left. I had a tough time with the new person that was employed. Not because they were rude or mean, but because their ideology was different than the person who had hired me.

His values, interests as well as the way he the ran things was different from mine. At that time I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to work under this new boss or not. 

I then talked to a family member about it, but her response back was, “what’s the worst that can happen?”

I wasn’t sure how to respond to this. It made me think, “what is the worst that can happen to me?” Even I wasn’t sure how to answer this.

The more I thought about it, the more it dawned on me the boss wasn’t a problem, I was. As soon as I took responsibility for my own thinking, my whole perception of this new relationship with the new boss changed. I became a better employee because of that.

Mind you he was not the boss I fired, that came later on when I was ready to dive into the world of online marketing.

Now you think about it, what’s the worst that can happen if you go it out alone?

For me, the best outweighed the worst. Especially being able to answer to no one, but myself.

So there you have it, some of my expert affiliate advice on how to fire your boss. Leave your thoughts or comments below on how you fired your boss.

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30 thoughts on “How to Fire Your Boss

  1. Hi

    Great article.

    I think many people get scared off being their own boss and you are right: What is the worst that can happen.

    I looked for years for something I could do to become self employed and not answer to someone else.

    I do not mind work. I do not mind being told what to do. There are times when I see the limitation of what I can earn and when I can work as holding me back. I do see a problem in working late into the night to complete something urgent. Then I take an extra half hour in bed the next day, well, I rarely do because, to be honest, I love what I do.

    I have eventually found my ideal “work” and it is internet marketing. At least, there is one part I enjoy and that is writing.

    There is a lot of writing to do and a lot of other things, but this is the bit I really enjoy:

    If I want to write all day and all night, I can. That means I can set targets and work hard to achieve them. Nobody tells me to do it. I tell myself.

    The satisfaction and often pleasure from that is unbelievable.

    You have certainly inspired me and I will be definitely creating an online business or two over the coming year.

    1. I agree with you many do get scared, but some then wonder the “what if” question, regret can do some not nice things. It’s great that you don’t mind working for someone else, but should you have the desire to work for yourself. You should definitely do so.

      It is pretty amazing that if we are  working for ourselves we can write all day and all night, but to an employer we are only willing to give eight hours. That’s the difference between having our own business or working for someone else

  2. More people now than ever want to be their own boss, start their own business, work from home, etc. Many people feel stuck, though, due to several factors. Money is often times one of those factors. Here, you provide an option that has a free starter membership! Thanks for sharing the information!

    1. I totally agree with you that most people now more than ever want to be their own boss. Unfortunately many people are stuck due to situational circumstances. Money plays a big role in a person going their own way. Because it’s always a risk not knowing if there will be an income and how long it’ll take for the income to come in. Where working for someone else we know we get a check every two weeks.

  3. This is very motivational–thank you for your insight into all of this! I am also trying to be an entrepreneur…guess I shouldn’t say trying…I should say I am! I AM an entrepreneur trying to make a living…there, that’s accurate. 🙂 Anyway, I’m going to look into some of the assessments and books you recommended. Thanks so much!

    1. Glad that you found this article motivational, my focus is always to provide some sort of insight on how to be an online entrepreneur. Great that you call yourself an entrepreneur, awesome, what a good feeling that must be. Definitely look at the assessments, they will help you find your strengths.

  4. It was like if you were talking to me, this was so encouraging, and I’m already on that path of becoming an entrepreneur and making my business a success, but it’s exactly like you said, we all have up and downs and in our family and friends we get more negative comments than the positive ones, it’s nice to be surrounded by people who want your success as much as them 🙂 that’s why I love wealthy affiliate. 

    1. So true family can be one of the most negative individuals when we start our online entrepreneur marketing. Glad that you found words of encouragement in this article.

  5. Good article and I have to agree with the information you have given. Many think working for yourself or internet marketing is the easy way to go, but we soon find out it is not what we thought it was. Being self employed is not something for everyone but I think you would agree that people who work for themselves are overall more content with their lives. I like what you pointed out about 90% do not succeed at a business. But, like you say patience is most important. Good read, enjoyed it and best to you!

    1. When I originally started out marketing online, I also thought it was easy. But a few weeks into it I realized how hard it was and how much work a person has to put into to be recognized as an entrepreneur online.

      Wishing you much success think you for your comment.

  6. your so right in what you say with regards to hanging around and having like minded people in your circle and who have the same goals as you. These people will help you grow.

    It’s also good as these people in your circle will hold you accountable to your goals.

    I like your post, you write a lot of practical common sense requirements to get you in s position to sack your boss.

    1. Having a business as well as a personal counselling background, I agree with you that a support system is very important to put into place before attempting something new. These are the individuals that you can always fall back on  when something doesn’t go the way were planning for it to go.

      Thank you for your comment.

  7. Wow,i like this post. I like this title” how to fire your boss”. I would like to fire mine too because he is so annoying one lol. I am ready to start my online business too maybe i will fire him soon. I have trust in WA,everything is clear to learn online business.

    Thank you for this post

    1. Bosses can be annoying, but there the boss so they can be however they want to be. I’m grateful for all the experience I got in the past working for employers, but the last boss I had was pretty annoying. I’m so glad that I left that world behind and embarked on this journey of being an entrepreneur online.

  8. Love the title of the article! 🙂  I also like the way you broaden the scope by starting with each aspiring entrepreneur doing some form of skills test to better inform and animate their decision to eventually fire their boss. Your example of the analytic researcher lending their skills to provide service to people researching their ancestry got some lights going on in my head. I believe that with online marketing, the sky’s the limit – the possibilities are countless. 

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for your comment. Glad you enjoyed the article, it is great when people before they embark on their journey to find out what it is exactly that drives them.

  9. Most people would love to fire their bosses and work for themselves full time. Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend that you do this until you have enough money coming in from your online business that you don’t need him anymore.

    With any new business, this takes time, and if you are prepared to work hard after hours, it won’t be long before you will be able to get out of that job you hate and into one you love.

    1. I totally agree with you that a boss should not be fired until there is a good full-time income coming in from your online business. Yes it does take time as well as patience, but it does happen.

  10. How to fire your boss is a good article. I really like reading this because it makes me feel as though I’m on the way to let him my job go and start a business of my own. I really love this article because it gives you hints and ideas of what to do for when you do decide to fire your boss and get a new job. This was very informative I really appreciate all the information you gave out.

    Thank you again I really appreciate this wonderful piece of work.

    1. Great to see that you’re ready to get started on your journey of going online. Glad that you found some hints and ideas on what to do and how to fire your boss.

  11. I like your post on how to fire your boss. The idea of a support group is important because it can be very difficult going it alone. I never considered the Wealthy Affiliate community as a support group. My bad. One thing that I might add is that going from being an employee to having your own business requires having a tolerance for risk. An entrepreneur exchanges risk for the potential for future revenues. In other words, success is not guaranteed.

    1. I have always considered the Wealthy Affiliate community as part of my support group. Sometimes I don’t really talk much or engage in conversations in chat. But I do read the blogs different people post to get motivation to keep going. Even though the community is my support group, its is the blogs that are motivational to forward.

      Having that kind of support is unmeasurable.

  12. I think that as long as you are patient and willing to work hard almost everyone who wants to can fire their boss.  You have to admit that pretty much everyone, with the exception of few people want to work for themselves instead of someone else.  Wealthy Affiliate is by far the best way to learn to do that.  Great article.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I agree almost everyone who does want to work for themselves, except a few who don’t want to make decisions, rather they are indecisive and need direction from someone else. I love being my own boss.

  13. The ability to ‘fire your boss’ is something that really rings true with so many people. It’s just human nature I think to want to do their own thing and be in control of their own life. Fortunately today, there are so many options, particularly online, that can allow people that are driven and dedicated to follow their passions.

    1. Yes, you are right there are so many options available now then there were many years ago. Many times in the past in my 9-5 life I created little products here and there which were then a copyright of the company I was working for. I am glad this opportunity exists now.

      Thank you for your comment.

  14. Hello Jag

    First thing that i need to say is that your website looks very cool.

    The article was very motivating. I assume that you are a highly motivated person.

    For how long have you been in wealthy affiliate? How long did it take you to find your first penny online? How much hard work you did put in to it?

    Thank you for this awesome post,

    1. Hello Shashinth,

      Glad you found the article motivating. I’ve been here for about month now, my first success has come in the form of marketing. Never before have I had so much interaction on a website before. Monetary success is coming along nicely.

      Wealthy affiliate has a great system, each class leads into the next brilliantly without a halt. I feel that’s what has helped me establish it the way it is.

      Thank you for your comment.

  15. At one point when I was very frustrated with my work, I did have the notion to ‘fire my boss’. But I figured out that there’s no point expressing that kind of negativity towards her. It will only make me feel bad at the end.

    After all, my job pays me well at the current employment standards. What I actually need to do is to focus my energy on building up a new skills that can enable me to leave my hectic workplace. I’ve been working on it for more than two years now and I am convinced that the time will eventually come for me to be my own boss.

    1. Yes, the notion is always there if one is unhappy, but the paycheck keeps that notion in check. As well not making others feel bad is a priority for some. Good for you for building up skills which will help you leave one day.

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