Ep205: Life lessons from my 20s and 30s.

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In this episode, Mei Phing shares the lessons learned in the 30s compared to the 20s, emphasizing the interconnectedness of life and career. Personal experiences and the impact of today's actions on tomorrow's future.



[00:00] 🎡 It was my birthday last weekend, and I turned 36. Your 30s are different from your 20s, and this episode will be an unfiltered session sharing the lessons I’ve learned.

[1:35] πŸŽ™οΈ The corporate survival podcast is about the corporate world, but also about personal growth and change. Life circumstances and careers are interconnected.

[5:12] 🍿 This might be a longer episode. Grab a snack or a drink if you’d like. If you’re not subscribed, please subscribe to catch up on upcoming episodes.

[8:45] 😷 I’ve been sick and learned that the intensity of life choices in your 20s can impact your health in your 30s. Long-term impacts should be considered.

[14:20] πŸ”„ Short-term decisions without considering long-term implications can lead to feeling stuck in the same spot in your career. Avoid job hopping without growth.

[19:50] πŸ₯ Instead of seeking quick fixes, understanding the root cause of a problem can lead to long-term solutions and well-being.

[26:15] πŸ’Ό Challenging your perception of normalcy in the corporate world can lead to more structured and effective work, achieving better results in less time.


Key Insights

[1] πŸ’‘ Recognizing the interconnection between life and career is crucial for personal growth and success. Both evolve and change over time, requiring adaptability and flexibility.

[2] πŸ’‘ Short-term decisions without considering long-term implications can hinder career growth. It’s important to think strategically and make choices that align with long-term goals.

[3] πŸ’‘ Seeking quick fixes may provide temporary relief, but understanding the root cause of a problem leads to long-term solutions and prevents recurring issues.

[4] πŸ’‘ Challenging one’s perception of normalcy is essential for personal and professional development. Accepting unhealthy or chaotic work environments as normal can hinder progress.

[5] πŸ’‘ Structuring work effectively can lead to better results in less time. Working late or being constantly busy does not equate to productivity or success.

[6] πŸ’‘ Personal health and self-care should not be neglected. The choices made in one’s youth can have long-term impacts on physical and mental well-being.

[7] πŸ’‘ The unknown unknowns can hinder growth. Seeking knowledge and insights outside of one’s current understanding can expand the mind and lead to breakthroughs.



πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the Corporate Survivor with Mei Phing — ex-Global Head of Department turned Career Coach & Founder of The Corporate Survivor™. On this podcast, Mei Phing shares her corporate world insights and experiences so you can survive, navigate and grow your career with clarity, confidence, competence and opportunities.

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