If your home life is chaotic, creating business or career success can be daunting. Unless your personal life has some stability, your professional life never will.

In fact, it can’t.

That’s because our fundamental needs for personal safety, a sense of home and desire to share love and friendship always trump our need for work or reputation.

At a conscious level, you may be trying to move up the corporate ladder or land that big new deal.

But at the subconscious level, you may be distracted by that messy relationship at home, your feelings of loneliness or difficulty paying the mortgage.

Only when you feel safe, live in a comfortable environment and have a few enriching relationships will you create a solid foundation on which you can build sustainable professional success.

Action – If your career is struggling, look at whether something closer to home is challenging too.