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Do It, Mean It, Be It by Corrie Shanahan

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9Long-Term Goals

In a nutshell: Long-term planning is hard in the throes of working full time, especially alongside the demands of family. But if you don’t put some key pieces in place, you run the risk of someday asking what it was all for. Later, as you get to the highest point in your corporate life, you need to start figuring out the transition to the next stage, to a portfolio life of professional, personal, and philanthropic pursuits.

The Wake-Up Call

How many of us have marveled as we listened to distinguished colleagues or speakers talk about how they planned their career? You’ve listened to them reflecting on how one thing built on the other, from college, to graduate school, to their first job, and then on in a seemingly seamless progression. ...

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