Ep131: Do you judge yourself? Here's WHY.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses self-judgment and impostor syndrome in relation to career success, using personal experiences and client stories as examples.



2:15 🌍 Mei Phing poses the question of self-judgment.

4:45 🎨 Mei Phing shares her journey of deciding to dye her hair pink and the self-judgment she faced as a professional career coach.

9:20 πŸ‘€ Mei Phing talks about how others judge based on appearance and shares a story about a team member with dyed hair at her previous workplace.

13:20 πŸ€” Mei Phing discusses self-judgment and the importance of recognizing our negative self-perception.

17:35 πŸ’Ό Mei Phing shares a story about a client who struggled with self-judgment and impostor syndrome, despite being a high performer.

24:10 πŸ’ͺ Mei Phing advises rebuilding the foundation of confidence through understanding one’s own strengths, weaknesses, and natural habits.


Key Insights

πŸ’‘ Understanding the goals 🌟 Impostor syndrome and self-judgment are common experiences in career journeys, and it’s important to recognize and address them.

🌍 Appearance can often lead to superficial judgments in the workplace, but it’s crucial to assess individuals based on their skills and performance.

🎨 Self-judgment can hinder personal expression and authenticity, but it’s essential to prioritize one’s own happiness and well-being.

πŸ‘€ Negative self-perception often magnifies weaknesses and undermines strengths, leading to feelings of inadequacy compared to others.

πŸ€” Recognizing and challenging self-judgment is crucial for long-term career success and personal fulfillment.

πŸ’Ό Impostor syndrome can be deeply rooted in past experiences and may require addressing underlying issues through coaching or therapy.

πŸ’ͺ Rebuilding confidence starts with understanding one’s own strengths, weaknesses, and natural habits to leverage and improve upon them.



πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the Corporate Survivor with Mei Phing — ex-Global Head of Department turned Career Coach & Founder of The Corporate Survivor™. On this podcast, Mei Phing shares her corporate world insights and experiences so you can survive, navigate and grow your career with clarity, confidence, competence and opportunities.

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