We as individuals can invest in our careers by investing in ourselves. By identifying and prioritizing the things that keep us healthy, grounded and fulfilled we ensure consistent, long-term achievement and a life of success.
Victor Hugo visited his barber daily; I haven't had a haircut in 15 months. Balzac consumed as many as 50 cups of coffee per day; I recently switched to iced green tea. Every day, Charles Darwin built in three walks and some idleness; I forgot to exercise this week.
As the majority of the nation emerges from their dormant hibernation -- with atrophied muscles and the demoralized demeanor of someone who's been punched in the stomach every hour for the last 175 days -- they'll be faced with a significant problem: the inability to focus at work.
As an active professional, single mother, small business owner, chatterbox and all around energizer bunny, I'm allergic to slowing down. It just feels wrong, like shouldn't I always be doing something to further advance my life success?
We have minds that race at a speed we can barely comprehend. We live in bodies that endure wear and tear of non-stop stress. We have souls that are constantly being pulled and pressured by the energetic demands of life.
Taking occasional breaks is a healthy way to stay on task and allow your mind to decompress enough to process information efficiently. Fortunately, there are a few ways to take an effective break without necessarily ruining your work streak.
A former video technician who used to spend long hours at a stressful job, Lee Greenberg is now a freelance consultant doing a little bit of everything, putting his expat experience to work in Nicaragua.
It's hard to understand why someone would consider walking away from a high salary in such a well-respected profession. Yet this group of women attorneys is one of the most well qualified to explain why money doesn't buy happiness.