Ep111: Best decisions made in my career.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the best decisions made in her career, including joining a small company during a financial crisis, learning to work smart and network effectively, self-reflection and self-improvement, taking unconventional career paths, and embracing emerging opportunities.



0:20 πŸ“… Mei Phing shares the five best decisions in their career that helped them rise to leadership positions in their 20s.

0:54 🏒 The first decision was joining a small company during the financial crisis, which led to gaining knowledge, skills, exposure, and a referral to their dream company.

3:08 βš™οΈ The second decision was realizing that working hard alone is not enough and learning to work smart and network effectively.

4:42 πŸ€” The third decision was learning more about themselves, their strengths, weaknesses, and working styles, allowing them to volunteer for projects that suited their capabilities and shine as a top performer.

6:35 🌟 The fourth decision was taking an unconventional career path by moving into the FinTech industry, which opened up more opportunities later on.

8:33 πŸ’Ό The fifth decision was taking on a challenging role in banking, which provided valuable experiences, exposure to senior management, and accelerated career growth.


Key Insights

🏒 Joining a small company during challenging times can provide valuable experiences, skills, and opportunities for career advancement. It’s important to see the brighter side of any decision.

βš™οΈ Working hard is important, but working smart and networking effectively are equally crucial for climbing the corporate ladder and achieving career success.

πŸ€” Self-reflection and understanding one’s strengths, weaknesses, and working styles can help in making informed career choices and excelling in roles that suit individual capabilities.

🌟 Spotting emerging opportunities and making unconventional career choices can lead to significant rewards and growth, even if others may not initially understand the decision.

πŸ’Ό Taking on challenging roles and responsibilities, even if they seem unconventional or difficult, can provide invaluable experiences, exposure, and accelerated career growth opportunities.



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