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How Can I Avoid Being a People Pleaser?

On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: How Can I Avoid Being a People Pleaser?

Our guest is Jahmaal Marshall.

Jahmaal is a certified counselor, public speaker, podcast host and mentor who addresses burnout, codependency, and people pleasing. 

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Bennett:

Bennett graduated from college in May and landed his first job soon after. He’s working on a client service team at a co-located office located in a major city.

By all accounts, Bennett is doing well on the job. And his boss seems to enjoy working with him. But Bennett almost always takes on more tasks and responsibilities than he needs to, because it seems to please his boss. And it does. The boss wrote in his first review of Bennett: he has a lot of grit!

But Bennett’s behavior doesn’t make his team mates happy.

That cold splash of water to the face happened recently when one of Bennett’s co-workers called him out for taking care of others—most notably their boss—and not himself. And it’s true: Bennett seems to be working crazy long hours, not taking care of himself, and he is starting to dread the job and is thinking of finding a new one.  

So, Bennett asks: how can I avoid being a people pleaser?

During this information packed episode, Jahmaal also answers “what’s your work fit?’ His personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Jahmaal Marshall is the founder of the Listen Then Speak, LLC consultancy and the executive producer and host of the Listen Then Speak Podcast.

This episode originated as a live show on August 16, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: August 25, 2023

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