Moving on to a More Fulfilling Future?

May 28th, 2010 by | Print


Two days ago, Yahoo Finance posted an interesting article provided by The Wall Street Journal titled, “More Workers Start to Quit”. According to the article, with the job market showing signs of loosening up, a growing number of employees are looking to make a move from their current job to greener pastures.

One interesting quote from the article states, “In February, the number of employees voluntarily quitting surpassed the number being fired or discharged for the first time since October 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” This is after a 15-month streak of just the opposite. With a less than healthy job market, why are employees now considering quitting?

Two reasons: feeling trapped and lack of fulfillment.

Does this sound like your scenario? If so, have you considered starting your own small business? Most people I’ve approached with this question say, “No”, for two reasons:

“I don’t think now is a good time to start a small business.”

“I don’t know what’s a good business for me to start.”

Before you potentially continue the cycle of feeling trapped and unfulfilled, let me challenge you on these two issues.

First, take a quick read of another blog post I wrote titled, “Should I Start a Business in a Struggling Economy?” on my other site, Small Biz Break.

Yahoo Finance, who posted the above-mentioned WSJ piece, also published a slightly modified version of this post I wrote previously, as did,, MSN Money and The Washington Post. Apparently, they thought there was some wisdom in my words. Something for you to consider, too.

Second, after you finish reading the post at Small Biz Break, take a moment to register for access to the Small Biz Break Solutions Center. Once you receive your password to access this private page (don’t worry, it’s free), you will see a form you can download titled, “New Business Idea Questionnaire” (also free).

My partner, Maria, and I created this form as a way for inquisitive entrepreneurs to determine a strong small business idea that is an extension of who they are … their strengths, their experience, their passion, their financial needs and their personal goals.

While some of this may smack of shameless self-promotion, understand that Maria and I do have a passion for helping people realize their full entrepreneurial potential. We do not want to see more people shuffling from job to job, especially if they have the talent for creating a business that brings balance and fulfillment to their lives.

Completing the questionnaire doesn’t take long. However, if you are still struggling completing it, contact us at and we will help you define your ideal business. Isn’t your future fulfillment worth it?

All the Best,

Doug Dolan
The Solopreneur’s Guide
Small Biz Break


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