If you’re unhappy in your job, or feel like the schedule is too punishing to be a happy parent, don’t be afraid to step off the ladder. “The reality is the current corporate structure is completely destabilizing right now,” says Johnson. “If you’re unhappy, that’s your truth. Listen to it. Don’t say, ‘Oh, the money is so good, I have to stay.’ There is a way to be self-employed in almost any industry, whether it’s through consulting, tutoring, entrepreneurial work — think outside the box.”
Emma Johnson is a veteran money journalist, noted blogger, bestselling author and an host of the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Oprah.com, U.S. News, Parenting, USA Today and others. Her #1 bestseller, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), was named to the New York Post’s ‘Must Read” list.
Emma regularly comments on issues of modern families, gender equality, divorce, sex and motherhood for outlets like CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, CNBC, NPR, TIME, MONEY, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Doctors. She was named Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and a “Most Eligible New Yorker” by New York Observer.
A popular speaker, Emma presented at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality. Read more about Emma here.