Ep179: Should you take a career break? 3 questions to ask yourself.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses taking a career break and explores the reasons, considerations, and potential outcomes. It emphasizes the importance of understanding one’s motivations, having a plan during the break, and considering the financial implications. 



0:00 โ˜€๏ธ Mei Phing's personal experience.

1:15 โ˜€๏ธ The importance of understanding one’s motivations for taking a career break is discussed.

3:00 โ˜€๏ธ The speaker highlights the need to have a clear plan for the career break, especially for those feeling burned out at work.

5:00 โ˜€๏ธ The financial implications of taking a career break are explored, emphasizing the need to have the financial capacity to support oneself during the break.


Key Insights

๐Ÿ’ก Understanding one’s motivations for taking a career break is crucial in making the decision.

๐Ÿ’ก Having a clear plan and purpose during the career break increases the chances of a successful outcome.

๐Ÿ’ก Those feeling burned out at work should focus on upskilling and self-development during the break.

๐Ÿ’ก Financial considerations play a significant role in the feasibility of a career break.

๐Ÿ’ก Taking action and actively working towards personal and professional growth during the break is essential.

๐Ÿ’ก Lack of a plan and financial preparation can lead to stress and difficulty during the career break.

๐Ÿ’ก Seeking guidance and support, such as career coaching programs, can help navigate the challenges and make the most of a career break.



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