Five Career Killers You Must Avoid
Sure, everybody wants to be successful and start their way up to the corporate
ladder. Most people spend most of their hours in a day at work even at times to
the point of bringing work at home. Weekends are spent with meeting colleagues
for the upcoming events of the next week. There are certain moments too that
work eats up more than the eight or nine-hour requirements. These are the
On the other side of the fence, employees who are too lax and find office work
so boring are very creative in pretending to work. They find means to make them
busy or do other work rather than the office tasks delegated to them. These
unhappy workers usually try to work on other "rackets" in addition to what their
earning and use company supplies to attend to these unrelated works. Most often,
they absent themselves in staff meetings.
Both of these workers, whether they notice it or not, hamper their success in
work due to different circumstances and at the rate they are going. Take the
first example, the "workaholic employee." In time, this person will eventually
feel extreme fatigue, stress and exhaustion. He will observe that he cannot get
things done or he cannot do them properly and correctly. If this happens,
burnout has occurred.
According to an economic professor in one of Americas prestigious university,
Americans work habit of spending more hours working has been continuously increasing
in the past few decades. It will not be impossible that Americans will return back
to their old habit in the 1920s spending too much time in their jobs.
Burnout is one of the guaranteed career killers in our society today. Here are
some recommendations to avoid such condition to happen:
1. Allot time for play. Have time for your families, relatives and friends.
Spend time with them in out-of-town gigs and trips. Learn how to delegate and
train staff under you so that you can be absent from work knowing that you will
leave a competent staff doing your work on your behalf.
2. Walk you talk. Do not let anyone burn you out just because you fell short of
other peoples or the company's expectations of you. You have a different set of
value system and therefore you have to follow that value system and make a
balancing act of adjusting to other peoples value system as well.
3. Workout. Exercise can do wonders to your body and is an effective way to
eliminate stress. Be sure to concentrate on exercising rather than the issues at
work. Try to focus and leave work in the office.
4. Tap your support network. Always establish rapport and friendship among co-
workers because you will never know when you need them. It is from them you will
get your inspiration, motivation, encouragement, support and feedbacks.
5. Enjoy what you do and love your work. Bear in mind that even though this is
the case, it is required still that you strike a balance between your work and
personal life. If not, the tendency is for you to depend too much on work for satisfaction.