What could you do with an “off-season?” If you could take a break from job searching, interviewing, or working, what changes could make in your professional or personal life? How would those changes affect your job or your job search? While actually leaving your job for an extended period of time isn’t always the answer, taking a mental break from work on the weekends and evenings may be.
Children in school get summer break, a few months off before school starts again. And, professional athletes get five months off to practice, relax, and make important moves in their career. According to former professional basketball player and motivational speaker Walter Bond, even though you don’t get an offseason like athletes and students, you can still embrace the break you need to figure out your priorities and what’s important to you, your personal life, and your career.
“Pro athletes have an off-season, why not you? Have you ever thought about it? … Could you imagine what you could do with your life if you got five months off?” Walter says.
As part of his year-long series of motivational messages, Walter Bond discusses the importance of taking a break, prioritizing, and reflecting on your life when you’re trying to reach your goals. Check out Walter’s full message on a professional off-season below.
Do you need an off-season? If you could re-focus on your career with some time off, what would you do? Let us know in the comments section below.
About Walter Bond
A former professional basketball player, Walter Bond’s NBA career included 153 games with the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, and Detroit Pistons. Now, Walter takes what he learned from his life on the court and translates it into motivational and educational messages for thriving businesses and careers. With entertaining and dynamic messages, Walter has spoken to companies and associations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe.
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