Are You Inconveniencing Yourself?


Coffee with Poh Meng Quek, an HR Leader at Times Publishing, is a refreshing and exciting experience.

We chatted about the “mayhem” in the HR and people space.

New terms created by humans, like Great Resignation, Reshuffle, Quiet Quitting and who knows how many more to come.

It is like playing an online game, finishing the final level, and moving to the successive higher league, but our score starts from zero. 𝑨𝑮𝑨𝑰𝑵.



Do not be afraid of doing different things to gain different experiences, no matter how inconvenient it might seem.

His early career in industrial relations certainly is not an easy one.

However, this exposure has set him up successfully to lead his people space today.

Success and wisdom do not come conveniently.

It is through inconvenient decisions and experiences that we become wiser.



Most people stay away from crises, but he has another perspective.

It is during a crisis that new things happen.
It is during a crisis that a breakthrough happens.
It is during a crisis that we realise we are more capable than we think we are.

Without a crisis, a human usually won’t change, even if the change is obviously for the better.

Inconvenience helps us to grow and develop compared to just leaving it to ourselves.



Life is never a constant.

When you choose to be flexible, you flex your muscles differently in how you see and do things.

When you don’t use that flexibility muscle, people suffer from “flexibility atrophy” over time, and narrow-mindedness takes over.

The result?

People can’t respond to a crisis nor see an opportunity when it is right in front of them.

Are you inconveniencing yourself today by doing and seeing things differently?

Inconveniencing yourself is the only way to grow.


This is Joseph signing off.

May You 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠, 𝗙𝗟𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗛 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗥 in the brand new world.

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