Ep168: How I changed my life one year at a time.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses her life journey from her early years to their career experiences, including milestones, challenges, and personal growth. The important life and career lessons that made her a stronger and more confident person today.



00:00 🎢 Introduction: Mei Phing's birthday and a reflection on life's journey.

00:23 πŸ§’ Childhood: Memories from ages 1 to 6, including being the first child and grandchild, kindergarten experiences, and initial struggles with the Chinese language.

01:49 πŸ‘§ Primary School: Starting school at age 7, being a quiet kid, and expressing ambition to become an architect.

02:25 πŸŽ“ High School: Taking an unconventional path, excelling in exams, and entering college to pursue ACCA qualification.

03:34 πŸ’Ό Career Beginnings: Facing challenges with job availability during the financial crisis, joining a small company, and later transitioning to Standard Chartered Bank.

04:50 🌍 International Experience: Travelling extensively for work, experiencing personal growth, and becoming a top performer.

06:09 🎀 Public Speaking: Overcoming stage fright and becoming a public speaker, despite initial fears and self-doubt.

07:17 πŸ‘©‍βš•οΈ Caregiving: Taking a career break to support their mom during her cancer relapse, later returning to work with new opportunities.

08:19 🌟 Career Success: Achieving promotions, expanding responsibilities, and becoming a director.

09:33 πŸ‘©‍πŸ’Ό Career Coaching: Transitioning into career coaching, running workshops, and launching The Corporate Survivor course.


Key Insights

πŸŽ’ Early Life Impact: Early experiences and relationships, such as being the first child and struggling with the Chinese language, shaped the narrator’s self-perception and interests.

πŸ’Ό Career Path: The narrator’s career journey involved both challenges and successes, including job scarcity during the financial crisis and later achieving promotions and top performance.

🌍 International Exposure: Extensive travel for work provided the narrator with valuable experiences, personal growth, and exposure to different cultures and perspectives.

🎀 Overcoming Fears: The narrator conquered stage fright and self-doubt to become a public speaker, demonstrating personal growth and resilience.

πŸ‘©‍βš•οΈ Caregiving Sacrifice: Prioritizing family, the narrator made the difficult decision to become a caregiver, temporarily stepping away from their career.

🌟 Career Achievements: Through hard work, talent, and seizing opportunities, the narrator achieved promotions, expanded responsibilities, and excelled in their career.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ’Ό Career Coaching Transition: Recognizing their expertise and growing community, the narrator transitioned into career coaching, running workshops, and launching a career training course.



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— Mei Phing




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