‘A victory or a triumph’ according to Google, and according to our families, ‘Getting a raise or passing all of your exams’. What is success to you and what if what Google, or what your family says, doesn’t align with your own meaning of success?
“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” – Margaret Thatcher
Improvement is one of the key factors when considering one’s work life, a necessity to grow personally and professionally whilst enhancing opportunities, skills, remuneration and work environment. Having a career plan, and developing it, is a topic that many discuss nowadays and would consider vital to an individual’s career. Being able to create, follow, reflect and focus on a goal, and being able to achieve it, is a satisfying feeling for all successful people who have put in years of hard work into what they do. Having a career plan allows you to do exactly this.
Are you afraid that you cannot afford to let go of your work because of your work load? Do you work long hours and spend your evening neurotically checking your emails leaving you with no time to wind down? If your answers are ‘yes’ then you can consider yourself a workaholic.
Although it’s important to have a sense of ownership and take pride in your work, for your own well-being it is important that you give yourself the chance to relax and bond with those around you.
Here are some tips to help you make up your mind on taking that well-deserved summer break and to switch off your work brain while on holiday.
A significant number of persons in Malta are required to sit at a desk and stare at their computer screen for most of the day. The health consequences of these are not encouraging.
If constant stress has you feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted, you may be suffering from a burnout.
Today, many employers are well aware of issues such as the high cost of employees leaving their company. Many would say that it is self-evident that happier employees are better for the company. But how much better?
The notion that creative geniuses are born and not made is a myth. Research suggests that only 30 percent of creativity is genetically predetermined. This means that the remaining 70 percent is attributed to creativity as a skill that can be easily built up subject to how determined a person is to get there.
As a recruitment consultant, I interview candidates on a daily basis, giving me a good perspective of what candidates are actively searching for in the working world. Many come to recruitment agencies for various reasons, varying from the need for a new challenge, lack of understanding with present employers, conflicts with colleagues, better salary or to changes in the organisation which don’t suit the candidates’ role.
The way you act, feel and think drives your talents and thirst for knowledge and skills acquisition. Unless we make it a point to strive for the better and direct our potential into something tangible, we are most likely to just stay on the same boat for quite a long while.