We are focused. Our minds are wrapped around our career goals and we jump into work full force. We work hard and attain a career path that is moving us up the ladder. We concentrate on the job we want and we work to attain it.
It isn’t about the job you want, it is about the lifestyle you want. You are achieving what you set out to achieve, but have you set the right targets? It could be time for a lifestyle redesign. Our career goals, if done well, are only part of our strategy. Fully rounding out our life entails a picture that includes health goals, food and nutrition goals, vacation and personal life goals, family goals, and spiritual goals.
To be all that we can be, we have to devote attention and energy to ALL of these areas of our life. Set goals in areas across the spectrum to create a lifestyle that you will love and enjoy living. Lifestyle redesign is about creating equilibrium. It is about life balance to a whole new level. It is about attaining more than just career success. It is about achieving life, family, joy, and personal fulfillment success. It is about living life on a whole new level. It isn’t about the job you want, it is about the lifestyle you want. Make it what you want it to be. You are driving your career AND your life. Drive in the direction that you’d like to go.
Bethany Williams is an expert in business development, personal branding, and healthcare operations. She has held high level positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Perot Systems Corporation, GE Healthcare, and IDX Systems Corporation. Williams shares her stories and helpful tips on career success in her book, Winning Strategies for Women, and a popular motivational blog. She volunteers as a life coach and mentor for employees around the globe through her website and personal one-to-one visits. She currently works as an executive at a big four accounting firm, and speaks on branding, career planning, and women in business. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Michael, and her three children. You can find her on the web at www.bethanywilliams.org.