Ep64: Your EGO is hurting your career growth.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses a client’s success story highlighting the importance of aligning expectations with the boss and overcoming ego. Structured work and prioritization are also key. Overcoming personal limitations can lead to career advancement.



[02:20] ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Mei Phing shares the story of a high-performing client facing challenges in a new job.

[05:45] ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The client realizes the importance of aligning expectations with the boss and addressing her ego.

[09:10] ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Mei Phing helps the client develop structured work habits and prioritize tasks.

[12:30] ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ The client successfully receives confirmation and is promoted to a senior manager position.

[15:00] ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Mei Phing emphasizes the importance of career growth over ego and encourages listeners to take charge of their careers.


Key Insights

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Understanding and aligning expectations with your boss is crucial for success in a new job. Lack of clarity can lead to misunderstandings and poor performance.

๐Ÿง  Overcoming ego and the belief that one’s approach is always correct is essential for personal and professional growth. Adapting to new environments and learning from feedback is key.

๐Ÿ“ Structured work habits and prioritization are important for managing tasks and achieving goals. Operating in chaos can hinder productivity and hinder career advancement.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ The client’s success story demonstrates the power of mindset and determination in overcoming challenges and achieving career growth. It is possible to turn negative situations into opportunities.

๐Ÿ’ผ Personal limitations and ego can hinder career advancement. Being open to feedback, learning, and adapting are crucial for success in the corporate world.

๐ŸŒŸ Celebrating small wins and recognizing progress along the way can boost motivation and confidence. Each step forward contributes to long-term career success.

๐Ÿš€ Taking charge of one’s career and actively seeking growth opportunities is essential. Continuous learning, networking, and self-reflection are key to achieving professional goals.



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