Joined: 27 Jun 2019
|Are you a professional?
Notice how the questions differs from , "Do you have a profession?"
To enter a profession, you invested an enormous amount of time, energy and money. Then you put great effort into earning the respect of clients and colleagues. Now you continually sharpen and update your professional skills.
Your profession has become a major part of your identity. Your profession is a key source -- maybe even the main source -- of meaning and purpose in your life. You feel good when others affirm your professional status and skills.
Your professional role is so woven into the fiber of your being that your don't merely HAVE a profession. You ARE a professional.
All well and good.
Your professional identity can bolster your integrity when you're facing difficult clients or temptations to cut corners. You can take pride in the high standards you set for yourself.
At the same time, your professional identity is only one part of you.
Overwork can unduly inflate the "professional" part of your ID equation. In Work to Live (The Berkley Publishing Group, 2003), author Joe Robinson notes that a job can become "the tail that wags the dog."
When that happens, "you're conditioned to feel as good , or as bad, as your latest performance, your worth always hanging in the balance," Robinson writes. "You have to prove yourself all over again with every task."
Much better if YOU call the tune.
A more resilient identity rests on the full range of who you are: devoted spouse, enthusiastic cook, avid reader, attentive mother , fearsome karate student, passionate gardener, loyal friend, seeker of spiritual truth.
Children are another reason to keep your professional identity from ballooning out of proportion. For one thing, you kids probably couldn't care less about it (though they enjoy the material perks that come with it). For another, attachment to the "strokes" your profession gets you can keep you stuck in work that doesn't work.
Learning to wear your professional identity more lightly is a shift that takes time, patience and a clear intention. You might want to set aside a few moments to reaquaint yourself with your non-professional values , goals and passions. Family members and friends can help you add to your list.
Robinson suggests creating a business card for your non-job identity, with a title related to your personality or a hobby, e.g., "Soulful Gourmet." Robinson recommends pulling out the card often "as a reminder of your real business: to partake in as much of this planet as you can while you can."
The reward is a world of fresh possibilities.
You are much, much bigger than the professional in you.
(c) Norma Schmidt, LLC
P.S. If you like the non-professional business card idea, you can choose from a variety of templates for free cards at .
Electrosurgical Energy Devices Market Worth Over $3.6 Billion In 2017 Health Articles | November 13 , 2017
Where is the Electrosurgical Energy Devices market heading? If you are involved in this sector you must read this brand new report. Visiongain’s report shows you the potential revenues streams to 2027, assessing data, trends, opportunities and business prospects there.
LONDON, UK. 16th March 2017:?Visiongain’s new report The Global Electrosurgical Energy Devices Market Forecast, 2017-2027: Revenue Prospects by Product (Electrosurgical Generators, Instruments and Accessories , Argon and Smoke Management Systems), Application (General, Gynaecologic, Urologic, Orthopaedic, Cardiovascular, Cosmetic and Neurosurgery) and Geography indicates that the Electrosurgical Energy Devices market will see over $3.6bn in revenue in 2017.
The lead analyst of the report said:
“The market for?electrosurgical energy devices is driven by the increase in geriatric population , increased demand for technologically advanced procedures, an increase in minimally invasive procedures, and the general increase in the number of surgical procedures worldwide. However, certain factors such as stringent government regulation are expected to restrain the market during the forecast period.
The electrosurgical energy devices market is also driven by top players such as Medtronic Plc, Johnson and Johnson, Olympus Corporation and Others. The key strategies adopted by the key players in this industry includes product approval, launch , & enhancement; acquisitions & mergers; agreements & collaborations; and expansion. Product approval, launch, & enhancement was the most commonly adopted strategy by the leading players in electrosurgical devices market in the period of January 2014-November 2016.”
The 157-page report contains 170 tables, charts and graphs that add visual analysis in order to explain developing trends within the Electrosurgical Energy Devices.?Visiongain provides revenue forecasts for the period 2017-2027 for the leading Electrosurgical Energy Device submarkets, segmented by product, with forecasts for Electrosurgical Generators, Instruments , Accessories and Argon and Smoke Management Systems. Included in the Electrosurgical Instruments segment are forecasts for Bipolar Instruments (including forecasts for Advanced Vessel Sealing Instruments and Bipolar Forceps) and Monopolar Instruments (including forecasts for Patient Return Electrodes, Cords, Cables and Adapters and Others) The market is also segmented by application, and includes forecasts for General Surgery, Gynaecologic Surgery, Urologic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Others.
The 157-page report offers market forecasts and analysis for 19 national markets. In addition, the report contains a dedicated leading companies’ chapter covering 10 companies leading the field in.