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Can we please share our failures and insecurities? I think people need to know we aren’t all perfect as we seem.

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I have anxiety about being smart enough for this job and just overall confidence issues in the job. Feel dumb a lot and like I don’t get it. Also struggle with weight (I’m normal size female but really flabby stomach and workout everyday but all my friends are fit and beautiful). Just feel like I keep gaining weight. And I have super thin hair that I don’t know how to do anytning with.

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SC3 not sure if you’re female or male but I’m a female and I get tape in extensions sometimes. It makes me feel better but of course it’s not permanent and not good for your hair to have them in forever but I love them. I also get hair blow outs for weddings and stuff and try to take biotin or use special shampoos

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When it comes to work, I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't understand what everyone else is talking about. I also feel like my life isn't where it should be. People who graduated with me are already stable in their job and getting promotion after promotion, while I'm floundering around trying to figure out what to do with my life.

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I dropped my chocolate chip eggo waffle with peanut butter on top onto my rug during a call yesterday ):

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I did this with Nutella on a chocolate chip eggo and I ran around the house screaming for a full minute

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I don’t know vlookup and pivot tables.

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SA >2 years. Am I in the clear?

I have a smol pp

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Date a partner with small hands

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I worry too much about what others think and I get stressed out because I’m not moving up as fast as they are. Struggling with depression and trying to figure out what to do with my life because I’ll be likely fired soon.

I always work hard because I never had too many friends to go out with.

Trying to fix a lot of problems in my life at the moment

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I’m sorry to hear. It can take a lot, but don’t think about others progression if you really want to stay here.

Look for people you can follow and invest in them. It’s hard for anyone to move up here if you don’t build relationships and communities - even if you delivers distinctive work.

Would try to carve out more time for friends or family to reconnect with who you are, and remember to bring that person to colleagues vs. just think of yourself as a ppt or excel or email creator.

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I organized a lunch & learn at my 50+ ppl account and obviously didn’t do enough marketing/ “test the waters.” Nobody showed up.

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Omg I'm so sorry.

I feel that I’m dumb and that nobody is straight faced with me. That behind smiles they laugh at how incompetent I am.

I worry that my friends are only “networking” with me.

I am mid 30 and I wonder if I’m becoming alcoholic.

I have lost touch with most people in my family and I feel very alone.

I also hate my voice and my accent and think that most people don’t even understand what I say most of the time.

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I’m so sorry to hear this. It’s definitely time to reconnect with your family.

Why do you think your friends are only networking? Do you still have old friends from before your McKinsey days in your life?

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I'm dad bod sized, a bit overweight and out of shape but not obesse. That said I constantly struggle with weight and swing up and down 20-30 pounds every year. Takes a toll on me mentally and I have problems with binge eating. Most people tell me I'm fine and not to worry about it but I feel horrible binge eating and having to have sets of "skinny clothes" and "fat clothes"

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For me, this started around 30. I’m 35 now. I used to have a better metabolism, but getting older sucks, especially after 30. Hangovers last longer lol

I made a typo that cost my previous company $15,000 in inadvertent discounts to our clients.

Then I did it again later that week.

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Thanks C6!! I really wish I learned this 6yrs ago! I'd've probably been Julie by now.

To everyone who’s been brave enough to share, thank you!! And xoxo! 🥰❤️ You will get to a better place, I promise! ❤️

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All the people in my group at Manager and SM level are better-looking than I am and I worry I won’t get promoted because I don’t fit the type

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I have persistent impostor syndrome, anxiety, and depression. Also a bit overweight and stopped losing weight after Covid started, and my desire to lose weight is at odds with my enjoyment of beer.

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My life has no purpose, all my accomplishments are meaningless, my friends and loved ones are really just pretending to like me, reality is a hallucination.

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My friends and family all think I’m crushing it in my career but in reality I’m barely getting by here

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I’m wasting my time with a job that wants all of my time. There is no opportunity to get rich, only very well off.

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Please sell a project in Africa and see how people are happy with less. Being rich and happy is a mindset as well

I’ve never been considered pretty or smart. That people don’t listen to me. That it’s an accident that I am where I am and I’ve been waiting for 10 yrs for someone to call me out.

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None of our 7 maids has a third car 😭

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I got counseled out

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Thank you! It’s not :) but interestingly still is an insecurity

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Y’all need Jesus

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What's tool? I got in a feud with Jesus

Passed up for promotion because I was dealing with depression. People take credit for work I do to get themselves ahead. Feel used and trapped in this job rn.

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That’s horrible and way too commun. So sorry for you

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My acne is flaring because I’m stressed out at work. I’m bad at delegating, which just increases my workload & stress. I mess up a lot on my firm initiative. I’m just waiting to get kicked off, but I think everyone is just happy they don’t have to do the work.

My Corp Amex is past due & idk why. My parking ticket is overdue. I thought my credit card was on autopay so now I have to pay a late fee. I forgot to redeem $75 in rebates & it expired.

All small things in retrospect. Nobody’s perfect though. Keep your chin up!

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Ask AMEX if they can waive the late fee as a one-tome courtesy. They usually will

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