99,9% of corporate employees, at one time or another, think about leaving their jobs. Their dream may be to start a company, travel the world, write a novel, learn Japanese, meditate in an ashram, train for a marathon, study philosophy, lower their golf handicap, paint a masterpiece or star in a porno, but the first step is always the same: get the hell out of this job. My co-blogger and I felt much the same way about a year ago, and ended up leaving our consulting jobs to start our own company and blog, and in general to pursue a more balanced lifestyle. We now feel it’s our obligation to share what we’ve learned so far outside the cubicle: r
Monthly Archives: March 2012
These are extremely positive things and things to be praised. Now, along with long hours at work, dealing with difficult projects, and collaborating with new people, one of the most difficult aspects of the working world is staying positive when everyone around you is endlessly negative. This is not to say that things will always be negative at work or even that negativity will happen at all, but if it does, negativity can be extremely detrimental to your success and happiness at work. r
The word has such negative connotations. It’s seen as a tremendous character flaw – the type of insult that someone may yell out in a heat of passion only to stop a conversation dead in its tracks, as the receiving party takes tremendous offense. r
Where in your life is stress a noticeable concern? Maybe you get stressed out from work, family responsibilities, or financial concerns.
Whatever leads to stress in your life, even with your best efforts to manage it, if you have too much going on it can catch up with you.
When stress catches up with us, it can take a toll on our physical and emotional health.
Stress can lead to tension, headaches, irritability, fatigue, and lack of concentration just to name a few, and it can spill over into our relationships and professional life. r
We live in a success and money driven culture. If you doubt the truthfulness of that cliché, I’ll refer you to competitive reality TV, your office, the lottery, and just about any marketing or money-based blog on the web. From the first day that we understand its power, we’re made to believe that money is the end-all of human happiness and achievement.
Unfortunately for young professionals with big career ambitions, the mantra of “more money means the good life” leads to more sorrow than it does to happiness. r
It’s just one of those days, right? You’re sitting there with a big to-do list and no motivation to get started.
This happens to all of us from time to time. Such a day can struck with no warning. Sometimes even immediately after a highly productive day.
… So now what? What to do to save it and get some work done despite the adversity? r