Work Life as Business Travel

Think about your career as if it were business travel.

Think about your career as if it were business travel.

If you do not plan to stay in the job for long, you behave like a hotel guest. You are not planning to change anything – and normally you won’t. You may leave some coffee stains on the carpet, collect all toiletries and, by mistake, appropriate a couple of towels: In a big hotel, hardly anybody will care.

If you expect to stay on this project much longer, you rent an apartment. As a tenant, you are allowed to make some changes. You will let the owner take care of the upkeep, and if there’s a problem, you will leave with short notice.

Only if you think you’ve found your purpose, your final destination, and you are here to stay, you will decide to build a house of your own. Yes, it might take you longer, cost much more – but in the end, you will enjoy the responsibilities and the rights that come with it.

So, what about you? Are you renting or ..?

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