Summary of How to Let Go of Your (Irrational) Workplace Paranoia Once and For All

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Letting go of workplace disasters can be hard. Whether you’ve lost your job out of the blue or are recovering from an overbearing supervisor, you may worry something similar will happen again. But greeting your new colleagues with anxiety and suspicion is self-destructive and your paranoia is likely to be unfounded. Career coach Lea McLeod gives practical advice on leaving your apprehensive thoughts behind, so you can connect with your team without baggage. getAbstract recommends adding her advice to your career toolbox if you’re recovering from a career trauma.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why anxiety stemming from past work experiences hurts your performance,
  • How to overcome suspicious thoughts about new colleagues and superiors, and
  • How better communication can stop problems before they start.

About the Author

Career coach Lea McLeod is the founder of the Job Success Lab and author of the Resume Coloring Book.



Perhaps you’re reeling from a sudden layoff from a company that you thought would keep you. Maybe your old boss mocked you during bad days. Letting go of the toxicity from your past job can be difficult. This is especially true for anxious people with low self-esteem. To stop previous negative experiences from poisoning your work life:

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