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Recently left consulting and moved to a high growth mid-sized startup. I’m struggling to get acclimated to the culture and my anxiety has gone up. Has anyone else experienced this before, any suggestions?

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Generally at startups agility and flexibility is prized more, but mistakes and not knowing the answers is also more acceptable. So I would focus on letting go of anxiety around those later things - always knowing the answers, performing perfectly, having perfect decks, etc. If you put more of your energy into shifting w needs and trying to go out a figure out the knotty problems or tackle something new, then you’ll be better off. I would list what things are specifically making you anxious every day and separate those into two categories- important to the company/my bosses and less important. Actively coach yourself to let go of those things that are less important that are bugging you and only selectively put your energy into the stressors that also matter to the company. Hope that helps

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