Coming in to MBB as a lateral hire (experienced post MBA consultant). 8 YOE in tier 2/3 consulting jobs. Always a top performer, but I’m assuming that will change at MBB......what are tips to get comfortable being an average performer and being okay with it? I’m not worried about the “ego” side of things, but I am worried bc my personality is to work hard until I’m a top performer and I am scared I might burn out doing that...

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For me it was at 2 am and I was still making a bunch of slides for a SteerCo in the morning. I realised my sleep is more important than being a top performer (and I also stopped comparing myself with others - there’s almost always someone else better than you in every song Le dimension you could think of)

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1. Congratulations!! 2. What resources did you use for case prep? (I apologize for hijacking this)

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Particularly the first case. It helped me realize I needed to be more expansive in my framework to show breadth of thinking, and to take time explaining my thinking.

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Focus on what differentiates you. Play to your strengths. No can be a better performer at being you.

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