Ep188: What I learned from my mentor.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the importance of self-reflection in finding peace and success in one’s career and encourages taking proactive steps and making decisions that align with personal goals and values.



00:00 ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Complaining about work to mentor, who points out the need for self-reflection and communication.

1:10 ๐Ÿค” Realization of the importance of objectively assessing one’s situation and mindset.

2:00 ๐Ÿ’ก Progress and career growth require continuous learning, observing personal triggers, and making proactive choices.

3:00 ๐Ÿ’ช Taking control of one’s career path by deciding what success and growth mean individually.

4:00 ๐ŸŒŸ Reminding oneself that the power to make a difference lies within and not relying solely on external strategies.


Key Insights

๐Ÿ’ก Self-reflection and communication: The mentor’s advice highlights the significance of defining job scope and effectively communicating expectations with colleagues and superiors.

๐Ÿค” Objective assessment: The script emphasizes the importance of stepping back from daily tasks to objectively evaluate one’s situation and mindset, facilitating personal growth.

๐ŸŒŸ Proactive decision-making: Taking proactive steps and making choices aligned with personal goals and values are crucial for career progression and avoiding regrets.

๐Ÿ’ช Personal empowerment: Recognizing that individuals have the power to shape their careers and determine their own success is empowering and motivates self-driven growth.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Listening to respected perspectives: Actively listening to the opinions and perspectives of mentors or respected individuals can provide valuable insights and help uncover blind spots.

๐Ÿคฉ Step-by-step approach: The script emphasizes the value of a step-by-step method in career development, mastering skills, and adjusting strategies to fit one’s unique needs and circumstances.

๐ŸŒž Appreciating personal growth: Rather than constantly seeking the “next best thing,” individuals should acknowledge their own progress and avoid unnecessary stress and anxiety.



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