This one I can understand a little more easily than wanting to change career, I suppose that with a few years’ experience in your domain you’re now ready to take on the world. In fact, if you’ve been doing your job 35 hours a week, 45 weeks a year for the last ten years then you’ve got 15,750 hours under your belt. Even if you’ve been working part-time and taken a couple of years off to have children then you’re still well over the 10,000 hours that, according to Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, you need to be an expert.
So you’re an expert at your job, now to set up your own company, obviously some jobs lend themselves to this more easily than others, as a teacher I can’t really see myself starting a school, if you work in a supermarket do you open a hyper store I the nearest commercial zone? A car salesman would start making his own cars to sell; a barmaid would start brewing, work in IT? Get yourself some wire and a screwdriver.
Of course for those in banking the solution would be easy, they could set up an enormous lending scheme with their bonuses.