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Be Your Own Career Coach by Rus Slater

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CHAPTER 1

Your life goals and your legacy

Hang on a minute, this book is supposed to be about careers, not life goals! But let’s just take stock for a moment:

  • On average you will spend around 40 hours at work from Monday to Friday. Most of us work for 45 years … that is roughly 86,400 hours out of 292,000 … or around 30 per cent of your time, assuming that you live to 70.
  • Your career is going to heavily influence where you live, whom you marry, how long you stay married, how many children you can afford to have, the quality of the material things you have during your working life and the comfort of your retirement.
  • Even if you are born to a career, you still have choices about how that career will run and how you will behave during it. ...

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