By Ken Keis, MBA (Canada)

Career definition: an occupation or profession followed as a life’s work; a course or passage.

Life: a way of living; the physical and mental experiences of an individual; a specific phase or period

In the past, career professionals have suggested that we have a work or a career life and a home life and that we should consider them to be separate units.

I agree, however, with the assertion of a colleague Dr. Alan Weiss that we don’t have a separate work life and a separate home life; we simply have a life! In today’s society, drawing a line between work and home is no longer valid. I suggest that we no longer try to separate them.

The concept of working or earning a living to help fund what you really want to do is flawed. At some level, most, if not all of what a person does in life should be linked to his or her natural gifts, talents, interests, passion, and purpose. Rather than thinking about life in the context of a career path, we need to shift our thinking to our purpose in the context of our current stage in life and our desired lifestyle.

Source: iCN Issue 8 (Career Coaching); pages 17-18

About Ken Keis

Ken Keis, MBA President of CRG, is considered a global authority on the way assessment strategies increase and multiply your success rate. In 25 years, he has conducted more than 3000 presentations and 10,000 hours of consulting and coaching. Author of Why Aren’t You More Like Me? Discover the Secrets to Understanding Yourself and Others, Ken has co-created CRG’s proprietary development models and written over 3.5 million words of content for 40 business training programs and 400+ articles. Ken’s expertise includes assisting individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their full potential and to live On Purpose!  Contact Ken at 604 852-0566,, or through