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Ep183: 5 early signs of job burnout and what to do.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the first signs of burnout and emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and taking proactive action at each stage to improve corporate mindset and skillset to prevent reaching a point of wanting to quit one’s job

 

Highlights

0:25 πŸ” Sign #1: Anxiety at work - continuous anxiety can be a problem and may indicate a lack of clarity on job responsibilities and alignment of expectations with the boss.

2:15 😰 Sign #2: Worried all the time - consistently thinking about work even after office hours may indicate a need for more information and clarity.

4:45 😫 Sign #3: Feeling overwhelmed - overwhelm can be caused by a lack of clarity or skills, and enhancing soft skills can help manage overwhelm.

7:30 πŸ˜₯ Sign #4: Stress - chronic stress can lead to emotional reactions, decreased efficiency, and difficulties in asking for help.

10:05 πŸ˜” Sign #5: Job dissatisfaction and frustration - feeling stuck and hopeless can negatively impact confidence and self-esteem.

13:15 πŸš€ The three-step career growth framework - getting clear on the corporate world, building confidence with corporate skills, and getting visible with personal branding can help proactively prevent burnout.

16:45 πŸ™Œ Taking proactive action - observing and identifying emotions, and taking proactive steps can lead to a positive momentum in one’s career.

 

Key Insights

πŸ” Sign #1: Continuous anxiety can indicate a lack of clarity on job responsibilities and expectations, which can be addressed through one-on-one sessions with the boss or senior.

😰 Sign #2: Consistently thinking about work after office hours may suggest a need for more information and clarity, which can be obtained by aligning expectations with the boss.

😫 Sign #3: Overwhelm can be caused by a lack of clarity or skills, and enhancing soft skills can help manage overwhelm and lead to success in any job or industry.

πŸ˜₯ Sign #4: Chronic stress can lead to emotional reactions and decreased effectiveness, making it important to identify and address overwhelm and stress early on.

πŸ˜” Sign #5: Job dissatisfaction and frustration can have a negative impact on confidence and self-esteem, highlighting the need to take proactive steps to prevent reaching this stage.

πŸš€ The three-step career growth framework provides a proactive approach to prevent burnout by focusing on understanding the corporate world, building confidence with corporate skills, and getting visible with personal branding.

πŸ™Œ Taking proactive action, such as observing and identifying emotions and taking steps to address them, can lead to a positive momentum in one’s career.

 

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