Board­ing For Suc­cess

CLEO (Malaysia) - - EDITOR'S NOTE -

At first thought, the best time to go on a va­cay seems to be when I’m least busy at work. But the only time I look for­ward to a beach is when work piles up. So the last time I was feel­ing drained, I gave in to my wan­der­lust and booked a quick get­away to Bali. Dur­ing my mini ver­sion of Eat, Pray, Love, I braved the strong waves surf­ing at Kuta Beach (and al­most drowned), spoke to strangers at bars (I never do this back home) and bought a hand­some guy a drink just be­cause his pres­ence made my day (I’ve never done that be­fore, ei­ther). Most im­por­tantly, I also took a hard look at my­self. By the end of the trip, I went home, “re­newed” and was more mo­ti­vated and driven at work. So if I could share with you one ca­reer ad­vice, it would be this: book your next flight out. Travel as much as youu can if you want to be more mar­ketable be­cause travel broad­ens the mind. Your ex­pe­ri­ences ex­pand your world view, give you new per­spec­tives, and sim­ply makes you a more in­ter­est­ing person. Now, which em­ployer doesn’t want that in an em­ployee? For other ca­reer-ad­vanc­ing tips, don’t miss this month’s 11-page spe­cial Smart Re­port (pg 135) on how to be a ca­reer star or how to cram more must-dos in the space of a day. At CLEO, we be­lieve you can achieve all that fab­u­lously, so see “Girl On/Off Duty” (pg88) for fash­ion­able work­wear and cash out on this year’s Beauty Hall of Fame win­ners to help you along. See you at the top!

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