The Five Mindsets (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

And here we are, wrapping up the last chapter of our second book on this blog. It’s been quite the journey, and I’m excited to do some reflection on how I’ve practiced the five mindsets our authors discussed previously. Let’s dive right in:

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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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How We Got Hired (Pt 2)

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How did I get hired? My company’s HR might be in better position to answer this question doubtful emoji.jpgshades emoji.png ….. Besides the joke, I am grateful to share my job-seeking and interview experience before landing a graduate job at my current company.

The idea that management consulting practitioners use their expertise and tools to help corporate solve problems and improve their performance always fascinated me since Junior year. In addition, I always planned to stay and work in the States where management consulting is highly respected and flourish in my early twenties before moving back to Hong Kong (or not at all), as it gives me the capacity to explore the glimmer of many possibilities at work and simply see more things. Hence, I knew clearly what and where to pursue after college.

Looking back almost three years later, I still got my job in management consulting but started off in a different location. People who know me have heard this story already, here you go if you are interested… Continue reading