You've gone to school, had good grades, gone to great lengths to let people know you’re the real deal. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you've probably got what is generally considered a great job. You are good at what you do, building a CAREER or BUSINESS (or so you are made to feel) in the process. You get promoted and compensated fairly well (even though there’s usually a shortfall at month end). You are locked in some competitive environment where you feel constrained while you continue to hope for the best.
Looking ahead, you begin to wonder where all of your efforts are taking you. Every birthday is a reminder that you are not firmly in charge of your future. With all the money spent on professional training, personally and professionally, life has become more complicated. You are not certain that your current path will lead to your dream life; in fact a dream life has become a horizon line, with all the chaos around you.
But, it happens! EVERYDAY, Professionals in Corporate and Business like you are constantly challenged about their future. I've been there before.