Kathy Caprino of Ellia Communications is a career coach to mid- and senior level executives. From her interactions with executives, she noticed the emergence of a common theme when it comes to professional experiences that cause most successful people to feel pain, regret, and remorse regarding their careers. That common theme of these experiences is mistakes reflecting what people have chosen to trade for success. She list and talks about the five most common elements of that theme in What You Should Never Compromise On While Building Your Career.
- Self respect
- Soul for money
- Health and well being
“[The] worst missteps – the ones that make us feel deep pain, regret, sorrow and remorse – are [what we] have chosen to compromise on or to give up in order to be “successful.” These compromises don’t feel like “choices” at the time, but they are, and they lead to common crises and challenges that are disastrous for the individual.“
As the commercial says: There are some things that money can’t buy. Make sure you don’t sell them, or you will regret it later for sure.