Interesting recap article in Business Insider …
Basic premise: People fall for predictable psychological traps that can sabotage their own career success.
Here are 7 of these potentially limiting psychological traps …
Back in my consulting days, I logged a lot of work hours. Par for the course.
And, the prevailing wisdom was: “Not to worry about spouses and kids … it’s the quality of time spent, not the quantity”.
I never bought in to the notion.
There were too many 2nd and 3rd marriages … and too many phoned-in happy birthday wishes to sons & daughters.
I even remember the story of a son who was was asked to eulogize his father who was struck down early with a fatal heart attack.
The kids reply: “why don’t you do it, I barely knew the guy”
True story, except for the cause of death …
Eventually, I concluded that you have to throw a lot of quantity against the wall and hope that some of it sticks as quality time.
You can’t just pick your shots and expect nothing-but-net every time.
All of the above was brought to mind by a NY Times op-ed that struck a confirmatory chord ….