My son just graduated Old Saybrook High School in Connecticut. Over the last year, we have talked a great deal about life beyond high school. The need to ensure focus on grades, tests, and activities precluded me from spending a lot of “career counseling” time with him but, of late, that’s what I’ve been doing.
We’ve been on a family vacation in Ireland-England for the last few weeks. [The good fortune of creating The Learning Consultants in my thirties enables me to focus on career counseling as a passion business as well as spend time with people I most love]. I’m eager to get back. My son noted that most of the Dads he knows grumble about their work. That’s not uncommon. I worked in a law firm where my boss would say “time to get back to the salt mines” whenever anyone was chatting for more than a couple of minutes.
Work doesn’t have to be drudgery. Largely because of my own path, I feel so focused on the mission to help others realize career happiness and success. I want people to say: “I look forward to getting back to work.” That’s the way I feel now.