Yesterday I talked about creating your own internships to check out the reality of what you want to be when you grow up. This got me thinking about unusual careers that people I know have.
And what popped into my mind was something a fireman once said to me about why he didn't like his career: "The best day of your life is the worse day for someone else."
And because this unhappiness about his career affected his relationships with his family, he was trying to pave the way into a new career. During the long hours at the firehouse waiting for "that call," he worked on writing screenplays. And he took vacation -- complete with his wife, children and mother-in-law -- in Los Angeles to attend seminars on getting your screenplays bought in Hollywood.
This was someone who had given serious consideration to the impact his career had on others, and he was trying to change that impact. Can you think of other careers that are toxic on those around them? How might those toxic careers be morphed into less toxic ones?
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