Many of us want to level up our careers. We daydream about the position, title, responsibilities, pay check, and the lifestyle we would get when we reach the ultimate height in our career journey.
However, how many of us actually consider the cost of levelling up and reaching our career goals?
One thing I have said time and time again: “nothing is for free”. Everything has a price and so does your career. It is not simply the price the role will pay you, but the price you will pay for being in that position.
So let me break it down – let me discuss the various ‘fees’ you will pay in your life to reach the top of the mountain within your industry. But, before I continue, I want to make one thing clear – in no way am I saying this price is not worth paying. This is a personal individual choice and there is no judgement either way. However, as a Career Coach, I feel it is my duty to inform you the realities of the good, bad and pricy.
But it may be worth it
I know I have made it seem like the price of levelling up is not worth it, but that is not necessarily the case. Firstly, your personal ambition and life goals are important and anything worth while will require some level of sacrifice.
The main thing is that you are able to carve time where you can for yourself, your family and your mental health. At the end of the day, if your salary is supporting your family, then that is already one price worth paying. If your sacrifice makes you feel accomplished, and provides you with a sense of purpose, then that too is a price worth paying.
The key is to work together with your family and friends and find a balance that works for everyone, including yourself.
Check out How To Manage A Better Work-Life Balance article here.
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