Often when coaching working parents we hear that performance reviews are consistently good but peers are being promoted and they are not. This can be because, with the extra demands of parenthood, they do not have the bandwidth to do more than meet the daily demands of the job.

Working on the job means working on ourselves and our development, seeking out feedback, understanding where our strengths lie. Working on the job means working on others – creating stakeholder maps, fostering networks and broadcasting achievements.

Working on the job is a shift in perspective, a recognition that the purpose of your life is not to serve your work. The purpose of your work is to serve your life.

How can our jobs help us to realise our vision and potential?

*From The E-Myth, first published in 1986

*These words were produced for our Advent Calendar in December 2020.