Career Management: The Power of Doing Less

2013 has been a hectic but rewarding year for my career. I got my coveted promotion in my job but in exchange for that was heavier workload, presentations, meetings and new projects. I found myself spending more time traveling and less quality time with my family. Sometimes I wonder if the promotion is worthwhile and question if life is all about work. So what if we can climb to the top but neglect our loved ones, families and things we really wanted to do with our lives? Is life really all about bringing home the bacon and paying the housing loan?

During this short holiday break, I am glad to have some spare time to do some reading on career management. Basically I want to start 2014 brand new and don’t want to go through the same motion as in 2013, so I checked with Wiley whether they have any books on career management. To this, I was given the chance to do a book review on Fergus O’Connell’s The Power of Doing Less, a refreshing 135 pages book which you can probably finish reading in half a day.

As each year goes by, we find ourselves working harder and harder.  We spend more time at work, thinking about work, bringing work home with us.  Work now invades our personal life in a way that would have been unimaginable only a few years ago.  Remember when the media used to talk about having to ‘educate people for leisure’?  The very notion raises a bitter or incredulous laugh these days.  

In the last twenty years there has been an unbelievable increase in the volume of things people are having to do and the stress that people are under.  High levels of overload have become the norm.  Especially since the collapse
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