career tracks, careers, companies, corporate pyramid, employment, good health, high-flyer, industries, Leon Menezes, lifecycles, mid-life crises, products, promotions, relationships, retirement, rightful progress, work
If products and industries have lifecycles, then why not careers? Generally there are only two occasions when we pay attention to it: when our careers plateau or when we near retirement. So let’s take a sweeping look at this issue from a male perspective.
Generally, we enter the workforce aged 25; by our late 20s, we are expected to be married and children follow soon after. In our late 30s we will probably be taking care of aging parents and by our early 40s, we will hopefully have survived our first bypass. At each of these stages, our priorities change and obligations grow, creating a new perspective for us: what is more important, work, relationships or good health? Continue reading