Work-life balance

Hard career choices

Hard career choices have been a recurring theme this year in consultations with clients.  We should say anguishing career choices, because these forks-in-the-road involve significant personal trade-offs, and the stakes are high.  This week we offer practical input for high achievers making hard career choices. Must Success Cost So Much?  Many high achievers find success

This Week with J. Mark Nickell & Co. – August 28, 2013

Frederick Beuchner—a favorite writer on many subjects—notes the dilemma of finding your right livelihood. “There are different kinds of voices calling you to all different kinds of work, and the problem is to find out which [one is right for you].” His advice is this: Among all these competing voices, find work (a) that you need most to do and (b) that the world most needs to have done.”