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A few days ago I received a call from a concerned young marketer with a problem. It was not an uncommon issue; he was having trouble gathering the necessary support from across the organization to execute a project he’d been assigned. Many professionals experience similar problems, particularly early in their careers. r
Through the years, I’ve learned much about myself by journaling. There’s something about writing down our thoughts that helps make sense of the jumble of our minds. I recently wrote about how to keep learning in order to conquer fear, but I think there’s another angle to the story that I’d like to explore. What if, instead of constantly pushing to keep up-to-date with everything, we focused on doing less and less? r
The “40-hour week” has been getting longer for years. The average American works 47.5 hours per week – and that’s not even counting another 4.5 hours they spend catching up on extra work at home. These numbers are according to a study done by the National Sleep Foundation. No wonder, then, that we turn to things like multitasking in order to cheat the amount of time we have to spend at the office (or home office). r
Considering a career change midlife can be scary. It’s a daunting experience to leave a world you’re familiar with and head out into unknown territory.
But it’s also something that is becoming more and more common. Surveys show that nearly half of working women in the UK are not happy with their jobs, the most common reasons are:
Being bored or tired of the monotony.
Want a change in scenery.
Desire to put their skills and talents to better use.
Feel stuck in a dead end job or a dying industry.
Looking for a way to live better in hard times.
Regardless of your personal reasons for wanting a career change making the leap can be risky so it is important to do it right. r