Being at the peak of your career is no picnic. The urge to rest on your laurels is high and this is the mistake that most people do. The truth is, this is the best time to get into a new wave of upward slope rather than just sit back and wait for the downward incline that naturally comes after peaking into your highest saleable point.
Early career is marked with a lot of learning and absorbing and filling oneself up with as much experience as possible. Mid-career is marked with critical choices on which path to take as you grow in experience and value. However, sometime towards the end of the mid-career or towards the beginning of the late career, some people get bored, disenchanted, or burned out.
Don’t get caught flat-footed. Take charge of your career early on. This is what personal leadership in career management is all about.
There is one person I know who is taking personal leadership to heart by following her passion while keeping her fulltime work in parallel. Daniela is one professional who aims to be different. She takes a proactive approach in managing her career by making a difference and going beyond what a job description requires.
Here is my piece on personal leadership, including my conversation with Daniela on how she is taking charge of her career.