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Monday, October 21, 2013

5 Work-Life Strategies that Really Matter

READ the FULL ARTICLE HERE: The Work-Life Strategies that Really Matter.

Here are some of the highlights:

1. You can’t do it all yourself. 
Those who’ve done well will likely have one significant quality in common: They’ll have joined (or formed) the right teams. After picking the best players, they’ll have shared their own successes, and celebrated the successes of others.

2. Life is a marathon. 
A meteoric rise right after grad school is impressive, but long-term success is far more satisfying. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Quick success sometimes goes to people’s heads – and makes them forget everyone who helped them get where they are.

3. Bouncing back is key.
Scanning reunions for grads once deemed “most likely to succeed” may not reveal the ones who did. Brains and ambition help, but it’s a never-say-die resiliency that allows people to move forward through life’s inevitable setbacks.

4. Give before you get. 
Real friends give without calculating a return on their friendship. So do spouses. Even salespeople first give information and authentic assurances in order to make sales.

5. Don't underestimate refuge and recovery.
I’ve never met a career-driven person who’s found peace in work alone. You need a space for refuge – a way to be alone, to recreate, and to recover; or things can go south.


Kelliann McDonald is an author, a marketing and PR strategist and a people connector who loves vinyasa yoga and social media. For up to the moment updates from Kel as she pursues a global MBA from Royal Holloway, University of London, follow her on Twitter @KelliannMc, like her or follow her on Instagram @kMcDiva for #CasualKel photos.
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