#52 Work Smarter, Not Harder: Career Advancement Without Burnout

Season #1

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Career Advancement Without Burnout

 A lot is going on in the job market, and the last few years have taught us that we can no longer make our careers our number one focus. Your career is important, but it was not designed to be the main focus of your life. There are seasons in life when you have to do the work, put in more effort, and spend a little bit more time on your work, but this should not be your only vision in life, especially when you’re not getting the results you want. You don’t have to sacrifice your health, relationships, or family to get what you want. You can still advance your career and have the success you desire without burning yourself out. You have a choice, take control of your career success.    

Join the conversation with your host, Alicia Perkins, as she shares how you can have a successful career without sacrificing your life. Having a career is not about you doing everything you can to make them successful. It’s about doing everything you can to make yourself successful.


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Key Highlights From The Episode;

[00:00] Introduction to the show 

[00:41] What’s in for you in today’s episode 

[02:11] How our beliefs keep us stuck in the hustle-grind line 

[06:05] Identifying your value and taking control of your career success

[10:41] You have a choice, operate your career on your own terms

[13:53] Nurturing your relationships outside work

[16:11] How to plan your career around your dream life 

[20:47] Going after what you want, not after what you can get 

[25:03] Saying No and setting boundaries 

[36:49] How to start small in advocating for yourself 

[45:45] If you can operate at your best, it’s time to go 

[48:42] Ending the show 


Notable Quotes 

  • It is not about the amount of work you do; it’s about understanding the value of the work that you do.
  • Take control of your career success; don't leave it in the hands of your boss.
  • You’ll never identify the value of your work if you spend your time trying to prove your value rather than recognizing it.
  • It is not the one who works the hardest that succeeds; it’s the one that works the smartest.
  • Everybody is replaceable. It doesn't matter whether you are the best one at your job. You are still replaceable. 
  • A lot of time, you lack clarity, not because you don't know what to do but because you've not given yourself the time to think about what you want. 
  • We don't plan our life around our careers; we plan our lives and then find careers that will make that happen.
  • If you only keep going after what you can get, you will never get what you want.
  • Corporate was not built to make you successful; it was built to make corporations successful.

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