Why is it that many bands hit a high water mark on their debut album that they never again live up to? Why are some bands able to reinvent themselves album after album and continually achieve new heights? Why are some musicians able to juggle multiple bands and side projects, producing quality work across all of them?

While most of us are not under the same level of scrutiny as popular bands, our careers have similar challenges. The first days and weeks of a new job feel fresh, but research shows that a “hangover” sets in around the 6-month mark.

Some employees recover from the hangover, but many are never again fully satisfied with their work. 44% of employees report that they are likely to look for another job in the next 12 months. Look to your left and right. Between you and the people next to you, there’s a good chance that at least one of you don’t see yourself in the same position next year. …


Chris Szymansky

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