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Step 4. Choose a Career that Supports Balance: Making Your Balance Real

Step 4. Choose a Career that Supports Balance: Making Your Balance Real

First you need to be smart about your career choices because some careers are much more conducive to work-life balance than others. And once you are working within your chosen career, you need to safeguard balance by making wise moves, creating a path that is uniquely yours. Although the basic options—staying with the organization, moving laterally, or leaving—remain constant, you can gain the flexibility you need to succeed.


How we choose to balance our career and family has many implications. In this chapter, we focus on what implications and challenges we face in our careers and how to ensure that our career choices are helping and not hindering our ability to achieve balance. By making wise career choices, we make our balance real.


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