Here are two signs you might be career depressed, and what you can do about it...
Routine is okay if you're doing what you want to be doing. Some people are more comfortable and work better knowing pretty much what to expect out of their work day. But you're not that person. You need to be challenged and to have a healthy dose of the unpredictable often.
Find out if there are any upcoming projects you can get in on and offer your ideas. Better yet, identify a problem, present it to your superiors, and be the one to fix it or lead a team in finding solutions. It's a great way to add challenge and interest to your work day. In the process of making things happen at work, you'll become visible to key decision makers while making yourself a good candidate for new opportunities. Ones in which you could find yourself continually challenged.
You're Bored. And You'd Rather Be Doing Something Else
You've put in work to get where you are in the company. You sit in all major meetings, and you're being sent with more seasoned colleagues to help close international deals. What's worse, you can now say you've traveled the world, but you can't actually say you've seen the world. You own an extensive collection of hotel soaps and shampoos though. Face it, you'd much rather be boarding a plane bound for the relaxing beaches of St. Lucia with a few good books in tow. Plan on building a life and career around what you love.
Carve out time for truly seeing the world by taking control of your schedule and earning a living making travel plans for others. With many, especially single women and moms wondering if they can have it "all," budget travel can help them get more of that "all." Making sure travellers get the best deals possible is a service that is needed in what is still unstable times for many. And it's a service you can provide from the beach! Add to your funds and travel experience by honing your skills as a travel writer, and why not make your love of travel a media empire. Check out Andrea and Teri, creators of Traveilsta TV.