The Five Mindsets (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

The cover photo in my last post in 2017 is a roller coaster not because I like this amusement ride (not at all!), but this precisely described how I felt this past week. Why? Story time….

Whilst I enjoy what I am doing now in consulting, I am always open to opportunities outside even if I am not actively looking. Recently, a headhunter approached me with a promising opportunity working for a very prestigious global firm. I found the job description and the firm itself stood out from all the other Linkedin messages I received so I thought there was no harm to give it a tab and test myself.

Then, the dilemma began. After going through interviews, they liked me and I soon received an offer from this firm with a very competitive compensation package…. something that I would be dumb to reject in monetary terms. What to do now? While tons of considerations and numbers were running on my head, I tried to be as rational as possible and did a risk analysis on either staying at my current firm or making a leap to a new firm. The following five mindsets also did their part in helping me make this decision.

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Mentioning Mentors (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Last time, we looked at building a team. We learnt that as we go on our life design journeys, there are many people who support and guide us. While some are on the periphery and some are closely involved, what everyone needs is a mentor (or a few!).

Today, I’ll be looking at a few mentors who have impacted me in my life. They have contributed to my growth in various areas and I will always be grateful to them!

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Fail-proofing (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Whenever people think of Virgo, the first few words coming to their minds are perfectionist, analytical, and responsible. Thank you for saying that! As a typical Virgo, I absolutely agree. Knowing myself, this personality has been instilled in me for almost a quarter of a century and has shaped my character in school, work, and personal life. At the same time, I have identified an improvement area in one of these traits…

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Fail-proofing (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

The picture above is of a notebook. The title of this post is “fail-proofing”. How on earth are they related?

As we discovered last week, our authors showed us that logging (and categorizing) our failures allow us to find growth opportunities. So what have I identified about myself? And what can I do about it? This is the big one…

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Choices and Happiness (Pt 2)

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As I reflect on the biggest decisions I’ve ever made being a twenty-something-years-old young adult, education and work are top of the list and they directly contribute to my happiness level. I believe my peers in similar age would agree as well. Friends who know me well would have heard the below for many many times. For those who is clueless, welcome to revisit my decision making journey.

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The Power of Networks (Pt 2)

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Starting a conversation isn’t hard, but starting a conversation with strangers is and so does closing. It requires natural way to exit a conversation with appropriate and professional closer. Sometimes, networking can be as tedious as it seems to be.

Without further ado, let’s see what my key takeaways from two networking experiences are.

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