A performance review that didn’t go as expected.
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I had my first performance review at work this week.
After receiving feedback that I needed to improve in certain areas, I felt my self-worth drop. However, my supervisors weren’t unhappy with me nor had they delivered an ultimatum that I either improve or lose my job.
I left work with a big question:
Why does our competency in certain areas of life dictate our level of self-worth?
In this episode, I take a walk through the city and break down what was behind my feelings of worthlessness. I also share my thoughts on how particular parenting styles serve to connect a child’s actions with their sense of worth, and how this connection can be broken by practicing self-acceptance.
I know I do it, but why?
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You might have realised by now, expressing myself authentically is pretty important.
I’ve written about it many times on the site, yet I find myself drifting back into not speaking and writing from my current level of knowledge and understanding. I change how I write and speak to sound like I know more than you about the topics I share.
In this episode, I explore the reasons why I stop sharing myself authentically with you, and how my inauthenticity always guides me back to being myself.
Understanding where my critical judgements of others come from.
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I went to a workshop about overcoming fear.
While I was there, I became highly critical and judgemental of a particular person who was sitting calmly, meditating, and sharing helpful techniques on how to overcome fear.
Why was I being so critical of a person who wasn’t doing anything to annoy me or make me feel uncomfortable?
This episode is a live exploration of the feelings which came up during the workshop, and an attempt to explore the deeper roots of my critical judgements.