What It Means to Be Your Own Stability

What It Means to Be Your Own Stability

All the coverage of layoffs has thrown quite the plot twist in the #GreatResignation narrative.

Companies who flourished with cashflow during the pandemic are laying people off and rescinding offers by the hundreds. 

I see proof of this from my personal network on LinkedIn. Understandably, the energy in these announcements is disappointed or angry and maybe even a little desperate.

Curiously, though, all these posts close with the same ask: to let them know of any companies hiring, because they’re #opentowork. And I can’t help but wonder why getting hired by a company is the only prospect people can put trust in.

Now more than ever, we’re seeing it proven that a company cannot be held responsible for your stability, wellbeing, happiness, or fulfillment. The truth of this only becomes more poignant during times of economic volatility.

We’re reaching an inflection point where the level of risk involved in betting on yourself as an entrepreneur is equal to the risk of finding a new employer who will actually treat you well.

So if a *company* isn’t going to support you when sh*t hits the fan, who will?

There is freedom in realizing that *you* can be the sole driver of fulfillment, work/life balance, earning potential, and joy in your life.  

And there’s freedom in recognizing that no company, no institution, no other person can offer you “stability” on a silver platter.

The moment you stop handing your peace of mind, purpose, and life force over to an entity that was designed purely to turn a profit, is the moment you start leading a life by your own design.

Take the “risk.”