Ep185: Should I resign from my job?

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the push and pull factors that motivate people to change jobs. It emphasizes the importance of self-reflection and making career decisions based on positive momentum rather than negativity.



0:00 πŸ’Ό When is the right time to change jobs and discuss personal experience as a career coach and former corporate leader.

0:33 πŸ’‘ The push versus pull formula is introduced as a way to make better career decisions. The push factor refers to negative feelings and motivations to leave a job, while the pull factor is about positive aspirations for career growth and new opportunities.

2:00 ⚠️ The dangers of solely relying on the push factor to change jobs are discussed, including the risk of job hopping and not addressing underlying skill gaps or personal issues.

3:39 πŸ‘₯ The importance of self-reflection and focusing on positive momentum when making a career move is emphasized. It is suggested that decisions should be driven by the pull factor, which aligns with long-term career goals and professional growth.

5:23 πŸ“š Utilize career coaching resources and monthly mentoring calls for guidance in making career decisions. It concludes by emphasizing the importance of strategic and sustainable career growth.


Key Insights

πŸ’‘ The push and pull factors play a significant role in motivating people to change jobs. Understanding these factors can help individuals make better career decisions.

⚠️ Relying solely on the push factor, driven by negative feelings and frustrations, can lead to job hopping and repeating the same issues in future roles. It is crucial to address underlying skill gaps and personal challenges.

πŸ‘₯ Self-reflection and honest evaluation of motivations are essential in determining whether a career move is driven by positive aspirations or an escape from a current situation.

πŸ“š Utilizing career coaching resources and seeking guidance can provide valuable insights and strategies for making the best career decisions.

πŸ’Ό Strategic and sustainable career growth requires focusing on positive momentum and aligning career moves with long-term goals.

πŸ’‘ Understanding oneself, including personality, interests, and skill sets, is crucial in making career decisions that are suitable and fulfilling.

⚠️ Making career decisions based on negativity and frustrations can trap individuals in a cycle of dissatisfaction. Positive motivations and aspirations are key to long-term career success.



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