9 Career Stoppers for Women
Barbara Reinhold, Monster Contributing Writer
Be Too Busy to Take Care of Your Health
Would a racecar driver start a race with low-octane fuel? Every time you start a day with less than the right amount of sleep for you, pump empty calories into your body or let your body waste away a little more for lack of exercise, you’re compromising your ability to think well and work most productively. An internal whistle blows after eight hours of output, telling all your systems to work with less energy and effectiveness. By working too long without recharging your battery, you destroy your ability to do your best work.
Spend More Than You Can Pay For
Debt is like excess weight: It’s easy to put on and nearly impossible to take off. Being in debt saps your sense of power and, more often than not, keeps you locked into jobs you don’t like just to pay your bills. And when you don’t really like your job, you can be sure you’re not going to do the best work there.
Have a Broad Vision, But Are Unfocused in Implementation
Women are often expansive, idealistic thinkers, very good at the big picture and skilled multitaskers. The problem is that they often imagine they can attend to more than is humanly possible and end up trying to do too much at once. The result is lack of focus and jobs done “well enough” but never wonderfully well.