Approaches to Developing Your Career
Did you know that the word "career" would have been better described in ancient Rome as the word "wagon?" If you go all the way back to the early Latin roots of the word "career," that's exactly what you'll find. And that reveals a great deal about the word's true meaning. Think about what a wagon does:
- It makes carrying heavy loads easier for a worker.
- It speeds up progress on even the toughest jobs.
- It's best used on an existing road or flat space.
With a little tweaking, it's easy to relate the term wagon to the term career, or as you'll find, life path.
What is Your Career Path?
Most people tend to think of a career as a job you'll probably do for the rest of your life -- either a depressing or pleasant thought. But a career is better described (and described in the Oxford English Dictionary, in fact) as a "course or progress through life." So a career can have nothing to do with an occupation at all if you get right down to it.
You can choose a positive career, or life path, like being described by your friends and family as a "career humanitarian," or a pretty good person by most standards. You can also choose a negative career, such as being a career criminal, or a pretty rotten person by most standards. But the choice really is yours. And if the Law of Attraction and the relationships you keep are any indication, a more positive career will likely yield a more positive and rewarding life, a solid goal for anyone pursuing a study of personal development.
How Can You Balance Your Career and Relationships?
Balancing your work life with your home life can be challenging, of course. But it's certainly not impossible, even in fast-paced and time-intensive industries like social media. For example, Sheryl K. Sandberg is the current COO of Facebook, the most dominant social network online. But you might be surprised to find that she leaves work each day at 5:30 p.m., much to the dismay of many media outlets. For anyone that has worked in any Internet industry, this might be a bit shocking - the norm is more like 10-12 hour days.
But Sandberg is able to do so by emphasizing productivity more than time spent at work - and it's fair to assume that she likely gets much more done in an eight-hour day than many executives can accomplish in a 10-hour day. By improving productivity, you can achieve a greater balance between your family/friends and your career. Many people even choose careers that enable them to spend more time at home. In fact, LifePath Unlimited encourages a work-from-home, family-oriented attitude.
There are a variety of ways that you can start improving your work-life balance right now, including tracking your time diligently for a week and cutting down on the tasks that prove to be unnecessary. You can also improve your ability to leave work at work, and make definite time to spend with your family. Many career-oriented people take work home every night -- which can be a drain on family life. Sometimes learning to say no once in a while can improve your opportunities to improve work-life balance.
Beyond losing precious time with your friends and loved ones, there are other negative aspects of a poor work-life balance. For example, fatigue can quickly set in that can cause a crash and potential serious consequences. As you continue to work long hours, your employers may begin to expect you to do so, or even improve work performance and work even longer hours. These increased expectations can ultimately make you lose all control of your home life.
If you're still not sure which career path you'd like to choose, consider the income opportunity that LifePath Unlimited has to offer with their competitive sales program. You can choose your own hours, work from home, and tap into the personal development market -- a market rich with profitable possibilities.
Did you know that many of the people who have had success with LifePath Unlimited as a business venture started by attending one of the several seminars they offer to self-improvement beginners? Events like the Synergy Training Event are your opportunity to familiarize yourself with the self-improvement business as well as find ways to improve your own.
If you have difficulty balancing your work and home life, consider contacting us for tools and resources that can help you find the right balance for your needs.