Five career lessons to live by

The daily work grind can sometimes become monotonous, boring and unfulfilling. Finding work that counteracts these characteristics makes all the difference in your life.

Here are five career tips that every person should live by when thinking about their work-life balance:

  1. Find a job you love

We spend half of our lives at work. Life is too short to be in a job that you hate or a boss that treats you poorly.

Find a job you love where you are supported and appreciated. It will make a whole lot of difference to your happiness and health!

  1. Take care of yourself

A job is a job. You work to live, not live to work. Look after yourself.

Balance is key. If you work yourself to the bone, you will eventually burn out and your health will suffer. No amount of money or success can replace your health.

If you don’t look after yourself who will?

  1. Failure will make you stronger

Making mistakes is all part of the process. They help you refine processes and build mental strength.

Failure is not the end. If you focus on the positives and what you can learn from your failures, even the harshest defeat is a stepping-stone to success.

  1. Listening is key

Listening is key to all effective communication. Without the ability to listen, messages are easily misunderstood.

Time is wasted when messages are not understood and people become frustrated.

Take the time to listen to what people are trying to tell you and what their body language is saying – you will find it saves you a lot of time and effort.

  1. Surround yourself with good people

Teamwork and networking are key to a successful career.

Surround yourself with those who have positive voices who believe in you and encourage you to take action.

They are people that will inspire you to be a better person, provide you with motivation to achieve your goals, empower you to make the changes you need to succeed and cheer on your success.


In the workplace, good people tend to be productive people. They’re organized, create schedules they stick to and don’t get easily distracted from the end goal. These are the people you need to surround yourself with.