Ep68: Struggling at new job? Work CULTURE issues.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the story of a client who was a top performer at his previous job, a client struggled with his new job and constantly compared it to his old one. Through coaching, he learned to break free from this mindset and focus on adapting to the new company’s culture.



01:09 ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Client’s frustration with his new job and constant comparison to his previous job

03:37 ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Importance of setting realistic expectations and adapting to a new company’s culture

05:18 ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Breaking the fixed mindset and focusing on mindset growth and learning

07:04 ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Working on soft skills, managing portfolios, and building relationships with team members and bosses

09:26 ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Recognizing the long-term goals and opportunities in the new position

11:16 ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Balancing short-term reactions with long-term growth and overcoming mindset blocks


Key Insights

๐Ÿง  Mindset is crucial in adapting to a new job and company culture. Constantly comparing to the past can hinder growth and success.

๐Ÿ’ผ Setting realistic expectations and being open to learning are essential for career advancement.

๐Ÿค Building relationships, understanding team dynamics, and aligning expectations with bosses are key to effective leadership and management.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Past success does not guarantee future success. Continuous growth and learning are necessary for personal and professional development.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Communication skills, including one-on-one conversations and professional presentations, are important for establishing oneself as a valuable contributor.

๐ŸŒŸ Recognizing long-term goals and opportunities can help shift focus from short-term frustrations to long-term growth and success.

โš™๏ธ Balancing short-term reactions with long-term goals is essential for maintaining a positive professional reputation and maximizing career opportunities.



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