Ep121: When you feel like you don't have motivation.

corporate mindset


In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the misconception of relying on motivation instead of taking action to achieve goals and solve problems in one’s career.



00:00 ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ The speaker introduces the topic of motivation and highlights how many people prioritize motivation over action.

02:10 ๐Ÿค” The speaker emphasizes the difference between consuming motivational content and actually taking tangible steps towards progress.

04:15 ๐Ÿ’ก The speaker shares a client story to illustrate the importance of self-awareness, acknowledging challenges, and taking real action to overcome them.

07:05 โฐ The speaker discusses the time-consuming process of building foundations and the need to avoid seeking quick fixes or shortcuts.

09:45 ๐ŸŽฏ The speaker focuses on the significance of clarity and self-assessment in finding motivation and taking action in the right direction.

12:00 โœจ The speaker provides examples from interview coaching sessions to demonstrate how relying solely on motivation without developing interview skills can hinder job search success.

14:40 ๐Ÿ™Œ The speaker encourages viewers to challenge themselves, be objective, and prioritize action over consuming motivational content.


Key Insights

๐Ÿค” It is common for people to mistake motivation for action, leading them to consume motivational content without taking tangible steps towards their goals. This can hinder progress and perpetuate feelings of demotivation.

๐Ÿ’ก Self-awareness and acknowledging challenges are crucial steps in overcoming career obstacles. Taking action to develop the necessary skills and address weaknesses is key to achieving success.

โฐ Building a solid foundation and developing skills take time. Quick fixes and shortcuts may provide temporary motivation but do not lead to long-term progress.

๐ŸŽฏ Clarity is essential for finding motivation. Understanding one’s goals, challenges, and strengths allows for targeted action and a greater sense of purpose.

โœจ Motivation alone is insufficient in interviews or the workplace. Developing interview skills and acquiring the necessary expertise are essential for success.

๐Ÿ™Œ Prioritizing action over consuming motivational content is crucial. It is important to challenge oneself, be objective, and focus on taking tangible steps towards personal and professional growth.



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