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Career Skills for the New Economy by Bruce Tulgan

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2.   Examine Your Priorities

What matters the most to you? The answer to this question is highly important because if your priorities are clear and you stay in touch with them, many decisions that would otherwise be tough will be quite easy for you.

For example, let’s suppose your family means the most to you. What happens when you must choose between working all weekend and attending your child’s birthday party? If your priorities are clear, that’s a no-brainer. It’s also a no-brainer if missing work would seriously threaten your job and thus your ability to support your family.

But what if missing work would be more a threat to your popularity at work than to your job? In such a case, you would have to be honest with yourself and get in touch ...

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