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Career Courage by Katie C. Kelley

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chapter five

Harmony: Orchestrating a Life While Pursuing Your Life’s Work

Phillip has always taken care of the important people in his life. As the oldest of four brothers whose parents worked long hours in the family grocery business, he took on the role of cook, counselor, and surrogate parent for his three siblings. His experience as a one-man support group had helped fuel his success as a campaign manager for a host of high-profile New England politicians. Phillip’s clients came to depend on him to run a well-oiled machine, something he seemed to do without ever getting flustered.

It came as a great surprise to clients, friends, and family when Phillip announced his decision to do something he had always considered much too selfish for someone ...

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