In today’s culture, there’s a large amount of pressure to earn lots of money and have an impressive title. This isn’t everyone’s cup of tea though. Sometimes we’re told to “climb the career ladder” so much that we spend most of our time tirelessly clambering up it only to lose sight of what we really want. Maybe you’re half way through climbing that career ladder and decide you want to hop off at the second rung to start up your own business? In cases like this, breaking the rules can be more beneficial than sticking to them; while the “climb the career ladder” rule is great for some people, before you spend all your energy climbing you should make sure it’s what you really want. If not, cast aside this cliché.