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114. Which 'You' Is Running Your Life?

If there's one more common work problem than having trouble with the people there, it's making decisions about what to do next. Fortunately many career decisions are made for us. I say 'fortunately' because most of them wouldn't otherwise be made - most of us need a push to make a change. But why is it so difficult? A recent client, Raj, illustrated the problem perfectly. He worked for an environmental agency as a biologist. Mostly he liked it, the work was interesting, the pay was reasonably good and it was only twenty minutes down the road from where he lives. At least he liked it up until recently. His old boss recently retired and trouble arrived in the form of a new one, Elaine. R