If you view your career as an embodiment of who you are, then your finances will likely suffer.
Sure, you may earn more in annual income, but you will likely spend more since a career will leave holes in your self worth.
If you view your career as a tool to gain financial freedom, then you will likely see your net worth grow.
Sure, your paycheck may look lower, but not when combined with your investments and other income streams.
If you view your career as a status symbol, then you will always struggle to gain what you want.
Sure, your balance may be strong, but you will always need more.
If you view your career as a way to reach your goal, then you will know when to turn it off.
Sure, you may not run the company you work at, but you will be able to step away from the job, allowing you to be the boss.
If you view your career as the end-all-be-all, then I feel sorry for you.
Your success will never feel real, wasting your efforts.
If you view your career as a means to an end, then I cheer for you.
Your success has a goal post, and therefore can be achieved.
*Image by Marie Slim.