What Does Work-Life Freedom Mean?

What does “freedom” mean in your work life? Do you have work-life freedom now? That’s not a rhetorical question. Think about it–how free are you to choose what you do for a living, what kind of career you set your sights on, etc.? Let’s start with something basic-a definition of the core concept of freedom […]

Job Satisfaction and Career Progress: Are You Where You Wanted to Be?

Job satisfaction and career progress sound like great goals, something to pursue eagerly. However, what happens if you think you’ve done that and then discover what you’ve achieved isn’t what you wanted? Maybe you “wake up” one day as you’re preparing for work and think, “I don’t want to do this!” How did that happen? […]

What Are You Afraid Of? Career Success or Failure?

Most of us are afraid of something. Some of us are afraid of a lot of things! In terms of your job or career, what are you afraid of? Afraid you won’t succeed and people will look down on you–or afraid you will succeed and won’t be able to live up to it? Success Requires […]

Too Much Work? What to Do?

Unless you’re Superman or Wonder Woman, a workload overload situation could drive you to distraction–or worse! Since we’ve just started a new year, this might be a great time to evaluate what your work situation is and whether the workload is sustainable through the year ahead. Overwhelmed and No End in Sight When your over-the-top […]

Frustrated with Your Career or Job?

Are you feeling frustrated, stuck, “lost” or otherwise not happy with your current employment situation or future career prospects? If so, the fact that you’re undoubtedly not alone might not make you feel a whole lot better. “Misery loves company” is not a particularly reassuring or uplifting philosophy! Before I get into this topic further, […]

Hedge Your Bets for Career Success

“If you hedge your bets, you don’t risk everything on one opportunity, but try more than one thing” (www.usingenglish.com). That’s not a bad approach to adopt if you want to pursue long-term career success, as well as shorter-term job satisfaction. The future is necessarily at least somewhat uncertain, unpredictable. Your overall career success could hinge […]

Your Year-End…Professionally Speaking

Before you break out the party hats and festive beverages for that year-end office celebration, you might want to give some thought to where this year has taken you professionally and what you want next year to look like. While your “wants” won’t necessarily predetermine how the new year plays out, failure to take them […]

What Makes You a Satisfied Employee?

Job satisfaction can be hard to measure, and it can fluctuate depending on what’s going on in your work and/or personal life at the time. However, if you’re feeling unsatisfied at work over an extended period, that’s not a good sign! Companies theoretically worry about this kind of thing. Unsatisfied employees tend to be less […]