Don’t confuse having a career with having a life!

A friend of mine refused a promotion.

She was offered a promotion with an increase in salary but she rejected it.

How on earth will someone reject a promotion?

I decided to ask her. I said; “Are you out of your mind? Why would you refuse a promotion?”

She smiled and said, ”My kids are growing up – I can’t trade my family for money, responsibilities or titles because money can be recovered but family can never.”

I got her point.

She had time she almost lost everything because of a job and she wouldn’t want it to repeat itself again.

A small conversation with her taught me:

1) Priorities influence decisions:: Two people may react completely differently to the same situation due to different priorities. Setting clear priorities helps in faster decision making. It is not about being right or wrong, it is about priorities.

2) All that glitters is not gold:: Every good looking opportunity is not worth grabbing.

Sometimes saying NO to chase a bigger goal is a better decision in terms of ROI.



#decisionmaking #priorities #focusonwhatmatters #trusttheprocess

Published by: Zeeshan Sajid Amin

Zeeshan Sajid Amin is a Senior Media Professional with proven record of driving better revenues, productivity & profitability for the various companies he worked with. His key expertise Include (& go beyond) : Revenue generation, Ideation, Content, Partnerships & OTT. He has participated in launching major sales campaigns for several leading regional media houses/television channels, including ARY Digital, B4U Aflam, B4U Plus, NEO Cricket, Zee Aflam and Zee Film Hindi, contributing in recent years to multi-million $ revenue generation. Follow him on Linkedin:

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