Over-employed: Do I Have A Choice?

While most of our Crossroads Career content is about being unemployed or unfulfilled, being over-employed can be equally, if not more, of a problem with which to grapple. Over-employment is defined as “a situation in which a person consistently works more hours than they can sustainably work” (thefreedictionary.com). Over-employment may be someone’s choice although, from my personal experience an observation, many …

Finding Rest For Your Soul

At the beginning of 2021, I listened to The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer and have thought back to it often since then. Comer offers some simple, actionable insights on the problems with our relentless 24/7/365 culture, and how to find rest for our souls in the midst of it. No matter where you’re at in your …

Independent Contractor: How Do I Make It All Work?

When I started on my journey as an independent contractor a few years ago, I had no idea how my time management should work. I had only ever worked full-time, salaried positions that didn’t require me to track hours and part-time positions that worked exclusively on a punch-in/punch out. As I waded into the world of contracting out my services …

Work/Life Balance

Welcome to the month of June.  Halfway through May in the middle of a pandemic I thought – this year is going horribly slow because of the Corona Virus lockdown.  Suddenly though, it’s summer.  New Years feels like yesterday and somehow schools are getting out and the temperatures are rising as we approach the middle of the year.  Can you …