Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Have I Got My Priorities Straight? Is Your Professional/personal Lifestyle out of Whack? Too Much of One, Not Nearly Enough of the Other? Take This Simple Test - You May Be Surprised at Your Answers

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Have I Got My Priorities Straight? Is Your Professional/personal Lifestyle out of Whack? Too Much of One, Not Nearly Enough of the Other? Take This Simple Test - You May Be Surprised at Your Answers

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* Burned out--or balancing tasks well? Are you juggling multiple tasks every day and exhausted from the demands of your personal and professional life?

Perhaps it's time for a schedule that provides more opportunity for work/life balance. There may be times in your career when an alternative schedule provides the support you need to manage life's challenges. Use flexible work arrangements and support them throughout your organization.

* Focused on today's tasks--or on the future? Are you always busy with a to-do list?

Consider your goals, understand what it takes to accomplish them and then set aside time for the tasks that are tied to your career. Don't get so wrapped up in today's tasks that you neglect the important personal and professional development and networking opportunities that are essential to your future.

* Conventional--or creative? Are you willing to think about things from a different perspective?

People who have advanced to the most senior positions at their firms often are the ones who offered new solutions to business problems. …

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