My name is Marty Nemko, and these are my reflections on my life as a career coach. I’m in my 36th year as a career and personal coach. And I have had the privilege (and that’s not just a cliche, it’s true) of helping more than 6,000 clients navigate a central part of their life. Perhaps, it’s time to share some candid reflections. This is in hope they […]
The Work-Life Puzzle (Reflections On My Life As Career Coach)
Are you having Work-life frustrations, desperations, and constantly taking wrong steps?
Have you ever thought of having a Life Plan? Probably you have heard of Life Insurance. Uh hmmm – Life insurance, to insure an asset called life? A depreciating asset using accounting standards? Or an appreciating asset consisting of real estate, and paper assets (including stocks, mutual funds, index funds, money market funds, bonds, treasury bills, etc)? Not to talk of silver, gold, copper, currencies (cryptocurrencies, cash in divers global currencies), commodities, futures, etc.
Or you are like the rich, and your assets consist of business holdings (not a job), arts & antiques?
Do you consider any of your asset classes as the safest? Like, the ones that are known as risk-free assets such as sovereign debt instruments issued by governments of developed countries? Okay, maybe you even have a well-laid-out plan to double your money within a time frame of say, 7 years. For example, investing your money for a 10% or 9% return. And expecting it to double every 7 years (72/10 = 7.2) or every 8 years?
Are all of these thoughts bringing you Work-life frustrations and desperations? Could these be making you to constantly take some wrong steps, or having a less than ideal personal life, work-life, or family life?
Working assiduously on all of the above asset class options, which of the items below would they have given you a safe, risk-free Life Plan for? Uncheck any of the boxes below that do not apply.
- Health and Wellbeing
- Personal Finance management
- Secured Investment
- Assured Job-Career Growth
- Fulfilling Hobbies
- Travel & Leisure
- Early Retirement
Do you have all that is required for a Life Plan covered? Or, all that you have, is an on the go, work-life continuity plan?