This article is part of an exclusive month-long program on CAREEREALISM to help readers break free of The Golden Handcuff Effect. Click HERE to learn more about the Professional Emancipation Project, a.k.a. The P.E.P. Talk. Are you living in a career myth? A myth that may be stealing your career fulfillment? I believe there are several common career myths running around out there messing with people and their career fulfillment. Believing and living these myths can cause a false sense of security, lack of confidence, or lack of total life fulfillment. Can I get real with you for a minute? Hold on, I’m going to be blunt (but kind). I once believed that the utopia of career satisfaction is in finding that PERFECT job in the perfect company, making perfect money. If I had that, then life would be grand. Not true folks. Not true. Our lives are real true stories and each part is attached to the others. None can be separated or ignored. As our body, mind, and soul work together to allow us to function - breathe, move, think, speak, make decisions - so do all the areas of our lives. It is one. When one area is not functioning or ignored, we are less than whole. Family, relationships, love, recreation, spiritual, mental engagement, work, financial, and physical health. When it comes to career, I see some myths that people believe that causes us to be out of alignment. There are more, but I want to hit on two.
March 22, 2013