Written by Julie Holmwood
The Pareto Principle says that 80% of effects come from 20% of causes
I’m not the first to point out that this seems to translate into many different areas of life. I’ve noted that also includes what you do to make your living, as it seems that 80% of you are unhappy at work and only 20% of people are happy.
We seem to have separated work from passion and a lot of you are chasing higher salaries over meaning and fulfillment in your work and therefore your lives.
When work is what you spend the lions share of your waking lives doing; eight hours per day x five days per week x forty-eight weeks per year x forty-five years equals eighty-six thousand, four hundred hours, we have to ask if improving the quality of where and how you spend 80% of your time should become your huge priority?
So where do you start; with what you know? With what pays the most money? Or with what you are passionate about? Abraham-Hicks says it is not the choice of craft that limits the money, but your attitude towards money. When you take this phrase and think about it, move it around, play with it a little you realise that there are people earning money doing everything you can imagine. 20% of them probably earn a lot of money. That could be you!
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Author of 'Get That Interview' and 'Click Your Way to Career Success', Julie is the Lead Career Coach at Churchill Brook. She works with clients to develop their personal branding, promote themselves via social media and to find their passion, both in the work they are doing and the work that they want to do. Her approach is that of part coach, part mentor and part consultant. She is available to work with limited clients on a one-to-one basis OR via our executive CV and LinkedIn product options (check out ‘what we offer’).
Before joining Churchill Brook in 2009, she spent twelve years as an international headhunter, where she successfully helped her clients to recruit exceptional people. She is an expert at getting candidates noticed by companies and had one of the highest success ratios for CV submission to hire that we know of within the recruitment industry
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