top of page

For more of my content, follow me on LinkedIn and on Instagram

  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Writer's pictureLaurence Paquette

Unlearning is hard

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

A couple of weeks ago I told everyone here on LinkedIn that I had said goodbye to my team and that I would be taking on a new position at work. It’s now been 2 weeks and I thought it would be a good time to give an update. I won’t write a novel about what I do and my responsibilities, but I will focus this update on one thing: unlearning!


I spent 10 years holding various positions in the same company. But although my new role is within the same company once more, this is a complete change. In order to succeed in my new role, I have to unlearn a lot of what I know and completely change my mindset. This is not because the organisation I work for has changed, but my new role is within an initiative that is completely different. I basically went from working for a large corporate organisation to working for a start-up incubated in a large organisation. We are working and operating like a start-up and this means that I have to roll up my sleeves, that no task is beneath anyone, that I have to roll with the punches and I can no longer expect all activities to be governed by end-to-end processes and governance.


Although I am thrilled and excited, I have to be honest, change is hard. This is a complete change of mindset and I need to unlearn a lot of what I’ve learned over the last 10 years. This also means that I have to redefine myself in a new context, discover who I am in this new way of working. As a self-development junkie, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I love this part of the journey. The chance to be uncomfortable and discover who I am in this new discomfort!

And for those of you who read or remember my posts about being an introvert or an impostor, you might wonder how those sides of my personality feel in this unlearning process… Well, I am happy to announce that both my introvert self and my impostor are scared and remind me everyday of their discomfort, but that I am greatly enjoying teaching them that change is good and that I am actually stronger than I think I am.



Unlearning is hard!

1 Comment


Guest
Jul 15, 2022

I recommend you to reach out to this tech professional ethical hacker at 'hackingloop6@ gmail .com, he’s a very trustworthy and reliable hacker. I read about him on Quora from some positive referrals, I contacted him but I was skeptical at first because it was my first time with such service, I sent the required details he required, including my husband's phone number and model, within five hours I was able to access both my husband's whatsapp and Facebook messages, including call logs and location on my phone. I was extremely satisfied and happy to confirm a suspected infidelity from my husband and was able to confront him with the proof of his infidelity. You can also contact him …


Like
REcent posts
bottom of page