Mind Your Own Career: Your Guide to Right Working for Right Living
Explore important questions about how you, your work, your career and your life integrate, and understand, and even change, the answers you find. Lays a foundation with a basic philosophy and some practical tips for changing your answers to these questions, so your career becomes more suitable for who you are, what you need and what you want – in your work, as well as in your larger life. More
You own your career. Who's managing it? The smart money is on "do it yourself" career management. If you trade your time for money, you must take responsibility for planning and managing your own career. You must keep your freedom and independence, while balancing short and long term priorities. You need to use a process and a strategy that gives you the power to choose your own value, rewards and recognition while you continue to grow and thrive in your chosen profession.
You make choices about the work you do – choices rooted in who you are, what you need and what you want. Your choices about your work may be deliberate, may be not, and may be a bit of both. You do the work you’ve chosen and that work becomes your career. You may have intended for your career to be what it is, or your career may seem to be something that just happened. Either way, your career becomes a part of who you are, what you need and what you want – your career then affects the ongoing choices you make about the work you do. So, minding your own career is about who you are, what you need and what you want. Minding your own career is making clear choices about the work you do, the career your work becomes, and the effect your career has on who you are.
Is your career worthy of you?
Mind Your Own Career: Your Guide to Right Working for Right Living can help you to explore these questions, and to understand, and even to change, the answers you find. The guide lays a foundation with a basic philosophy and some practical tips for changing your answers to these questions, so your answers become more suitable for who you are, what you need and what you want – in your work, as well as in your larger life.
The practical tips which you can find throughout the Mind Your Own Career guide include:
- Self-assessments to help you develop a clear snapshot of your current career situation and to monitor changes on a regular basis.
- Checklists to help you explore and develop your awareness and your knowledge in relevant areas.
- Personal reflections to challenge your perception and interpretation of your inner and outer experiences of work and money.
- Practices to help your explore and develop your capability and your capacity in relevant areas.
- Guidelines to help you develop your own personal self-assessments, checklists and practices.
- Recommended reading so you can further explore specific aspects of the philosophy and practice that are most relevant and important for you.