Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Close
Home > Audio, Podcast, Show > The trouble of being self-sustaining in your career from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

The trouble of being self-sustaining in your career from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

The trouble of being self-sustaining in your career from the Career Opportunities Podcast 

Career Opportunities Logo 2012

From the Career Opportunities Archives…

There is an old cliche quote that says, “Behind every great man is a woman” with a host of addendum on the end to fit the specific situation. While I don’t dispute this, except to say that it also works the other way, there are times in our lives and career when we must be self-sustaining. There are times when the support of a spouse simply isn’t available for a host of reasons. It is in these times that we can all “fall down” and find our careers mired in the mud only because we simply don’t have enough individual energy to move us forward. Sometimes, we all need a cheerleader on the sidelines. Without them, something can seem dramatically absent from our lives and our work.

I am mainly talking about spouses, of all sorts, in this column, as this is my own experience. Close friends and family can also be “sustainers” in your career and their absence can be just as damaging. “Sustainers” help us through the rough spots in our careers by providing advice, support, wisdom and, most importantly, their energy. We all have an ebb and flow to our personal and work energy and sustainers help us get through the low spots without foundering on the rocks of sleep and self-doubt.

[…]

Read this entire column – The trouble of being self-sustaining in your career from the Career Opportunities Podcast

Listen to this podcast

Play



* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs 

** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! 

Categories: Audio, Podcast, Show Tags:
  1. No comments yet.

Google+