The marathon is everyone's favorite analogy for a long haul, and with good reason. It's easily recognizable, clearly communicates distance, and evokes images of endurance and perseverance. Which is why - at the risk of overusing the trope - I think it's an excellent way to think about your career.
The end of the year is a great time to reflect. We learn, experience, accomplish, struggle and celebrate so much in the course of 12 months. I won't bore you with the intimate details of my year, but I wanted to share some of the most valuable - and surprising - things I learned about wellness this year. While not groundbreaking, I hope they'll offer you an insight or two that resonates as you look forward to a happy, healthy 2019!
Something that's well understood, and frankly easier to do, in large corporations, is the need to reduce your dependencies. Nonprofits and small businesses, while leaner and meaner in my personal (and right) opinion, tend to dive headfirst into dependence on a few key players. This is why transitions, and VACATIONS, are so much harder in the mission-driven universe. No one can do our work for us because we are the only ones with the knowledge and tools to get it done.