Take care of yourself and your team
What is Career Wellbeing?
It’s more than simply the job you are in today. Career Wellbeing is about putting yourself in the drivers seat, taking control and being prepared for the unexpected shocks in the future. (And unexpected shocks can be fantastic for your career.)
Organisations and individuals are thinking, talking and doing more work on Wellbeing
But there isn’t often the practical (and sometimes uncomfortable) insights on what you need to do for your career.
That's the my career habit difference - making Career Wellbeing real for professionals by motivating action with a future that matters to them and the small, practical, consistent steps to be taken to make Career Wellbeing a habit.
Where should I begin?
Wellbeing – comfortable, healthy and happy
- Career Wellbeing: how you occupy your time -- or simply liking what you do every day
- Social Wellbeing: having strong relationships and love in your life
- Financial Wellbeing: effectively managing your economic life
- Physical Wellbeing: having good health and enough energy to get things done on a daily basis
- Community Wellbeing: the sense of engagement you have with the area where you live
The Gallup definition of Career Wellbeing, “liking what you do everyday”, has become the default definition of Career Wellbeing. (Just Google it to see for yourself.)
Career Wellbeing – how work contributes to your overall Wellbeing
What you do everyday plays a big part in your overall Wellbeing.
And, if you’re a typical professional, most of your waking hours are spent at work.
At my career habit we disagree – Career Wellbeing is more than simply liking what you do everyday.
Do you like what you do each day?
This might be the most basic, yet important, Wellbeing question we can ask ourselves. Yet only 20% of people can give a strong “yes” in response.Gallup
Not only does it only simplify, but it allows people to take the SAFE OPTION.
Like becomes replaced with comfortable and safe. Human beings don’t like change, so a job that provides safe and simple routine, is one we stay with. Even when it is not providing us with Career Wellbeing.
- You can like what you do but be incredibly burnout and overwhelmed with work – think about a nurse or a doctor.
- You can not like what you do but know that it is a stepping stone to where you want to get to and be very clear that the short-term discomfort is worth the long term gain.
- You can really ‘like’ elements of your job and not ‘like’ other parts of it.
- And you can be the frog in boiling water, where you think you like what you do but all the signs are that you are slowly dying in your role.