How often do we hear or read about successful people who realize, later in their career, that it’s the journey, not the destination that matters most? It rings true, as most cliches do. It is certainly true with me, especially in the second half of my life. I am removing the clutter and focusing on what matters most, with a sense of urgency.
With the vast amount of job-related advice available online and in print today, the best way to translate it into a thoughtful action plan is to put it in the context of the why of our career. This becomes increasingly important as we move up the ladder and consider our impact and legacy. Finding meaning in our career is a matter of listening to what life wants of us, not just what we want of life.
Coaching uncovers our behaviors and mindsets, some pleasing, others not, and places them out on the table for observation and introspection.
I didn’t start out with the ambition to achieve what I have. Over time, with each new step, I slowly realized what I love to do, what I am good at, and what’s most important in my life.
Many expatriates voluntarily bail out of their expat status, recognizing it as a symbol of an outdated colonial mindset and a costly burden for their employer.