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Career Management and Life Balance

We've listened to your feedback: you've asked us for more frequent, but much shorter, tips on career and life-balance issues. We'll be doing this every week. Every so often, we'll also feature guest writers and special longer topics. We welcome feedback on the article topics, as well as any ideas for future topics.

Honesty and the Ostrich

As we start the new year, it doesn't hurt to take a short inventory of where we stand from a career and life balance perspective. Too often, we start with new year's resolutions that are idealistic - and unreasonable.

This week, ask yourself three questions, and make one commitment:

1) If there was one thing that I could do better, what would it be?

2) If there was one thing that I should do less of, what would it be?

3) Is there one thing that I have been putting off, that I really should do?

Here's the commitment: don't be an Ostrich, pretending that issues will magically go away - or that improvement will come about without taking personal responsibility for making it happen. To make a difference, whether at home or at work, it's important to know where you stand - and honestly answering these simple questions is a great way to start.

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Copyright 2006 Knowledge to Action Press and Randall Craig. All rights reserved. Publication date: Jan 10, 2006