You can know deep within yourself how working for a crappy boss is not the answer for equanimity and peace. For example, think of the last job you were “fired” from. The moment or second after you were terminated, didn’t you feel a sense of utter freedom as well as a sense of dread over your next paycheck?
The moment your boss fires you, you are no longer his/her slave. The tone, tenor of his/her voice changes right away. He cannot tell you what to do or think anymore! Maybe you would have told him/her some choice words of your own! But that sense of liberation, that opening of your cage into freedom… you know you felt it. If he/she walked you out the door, surely he/she would have said “good luck”, and maybe given you a handshake. The relationship totally and unequivocally changed in a nanosecond. He/she knows that he/she is not paying you anymore (even if you will get an eventual last paycheck). The cord is cut, and they cannot shout at you are belittle you anymore. If they are abusive AFTER termination, you can call the cops on them for harassment. But while you are under them in your “job”, you have to mutter, “Yes Sir, over and over again” like a puppet with a draw string on the back.
After you are fired though, there is the dread of the fact that your single parachute did not open (since you have only one source of income) and you are hurling towards the ground…something that would never have happened if you were the owner of your own businesses and the author of your own destiny. This aspect of being your own boss is yet another reason you must start today to figure out how to escape from the cage you are in.
In a way, it is ALWAYS a blessing to be “fired.” That is the way God and the Universe tells you that you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Everything is always in balance, you must just see it that way. As they always say, “As one door closes, another opens”. It is not like they shoot you to death if you are fired from your “job”. Every action echoes through the Universe. When you are fired, you are forced to take inventory of your skills and you assessment of where your comfort zone is. If you are fired from an “office job” multiple times, you know that another cubicle does not await you.