Context — the critical decider of your career right now

Sue Ellson
7 min readAug 3, 2020
Context — the critical decider of your career right now — By Sue Ellson

By Sue Ellson

For years you have probably been encouraged to ‘follow your passion’ or ‘find your purpose’ or even ‘look for job security.’

But in 2020, the rules changed.

Now, for many people, it is survival time.

Any job could be better than no job.

Some work could be better than no work.

Finding something to do could be the key to sanity (and I don’t mean finding another form of distraction on an electronic screen).

Getting through each day is our new reality.

Coping Styles

There are plenty of social media posts and online videos of creative people coming up with new ideas to showcase their skills and talents. Great stuff.

No doubt, there are some raging introverts buried in their personal bunkers loving this time of reduced activity and maximising their productivity. Good for them.

But for most of us, the daily struggle of challenging relationships in close quarters, daily work or business changes, lower incomes and a sense of existential uncertainty can make finding a way forward more difficult.



Sue Ellson

Independent #LinkedIn Specialist, Author 📚, Educator 👩‍🏫, Practitioner 🦜, Poet ✍, Secret Dancer 💃, Melbourne, Australia