How Do You Empower Yourself at Work

Have you ever felt the feeling that you can’t control the world around you? Do you think that everyone is taking advantage of you at work and even outside of work?

If your answer is a yes, this feeling can be unbearable until you don’t see the point of doing well at work. But, you can always fight against this feeling of weakness and empower yourself to get back in control.

Here are some tips on how you can empower yourself at work, which you can also apply outside of work:

Know yourself and what you want

When you feel helpless and your self-esteem is at an all-time low, take this time to reflect and ask yourself about what you want and control your emotions. Refocus your mindset to focus on a positive attitude and improve on your weaknesses.

By doing this, you will boost yourself up and make it easier to achieve your goals. If you need help, get a coach or a mentor to guide you through your journey in learning about yourself.

List down your goals

Sometimes, we may feel unhappy because we don’t know where to focus or have goals set for us to break. While learning more about yourself, take some time to look at the things you don’t feel happy with and see how you can improve these things.

It would also be best to consider which areas you want to improve on and find the right way to improve.

Don’t let your fear control you

Don’t let yourself become meek in the workplace and start reaching out to others. When you speak out, people will listen and communicate with you better.

As you share your ideas and speak out, you will slowly lose your fear and become confident in getting involved in your projects.

Always listen to advice but don’t lose focus

There will be people who will try to give you advice when they think you need it. But, there will be those whose advice will push you down.

Take their advice into consideration, but continue with your pace. You can take their recommendation if it is valid and ignore it if it is not.

Let your career take its pace

If you tend to stress too much, you are only giving yourself a setback to prevent you from achieving your goals. Take one task at a time and let the opportunities come in.

Learn to accept chaos

You must learn how to deal with the stress brought by disruptions. As a good employee, you need to be flexible and overcome it ideally. Once you can do so, you may find yourself surprised with the opportunities it can open to you.


As you keep yourself empowered and motivated during work, you will see a different side to your job that you may not have realised before. You will recall how happy you are in getting the job in the first place and be reinvigorated in doing your best.

Trying to be at your best in your work? Try these tips:
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6 Great Work Habits That Can Help You In Your Career
How to Stay Focused If You Are Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. A great list of self actions, Kally. Learning to accept chaos is key. It is possible when planning out a busy schedule to build in pockets of time that do not have a task allocated to them and so when a disruption or the unexpected occurs, it is much easier to move your workload around.

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    1. Kally says:

      I do agree 100% with you Sean.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Salonie Malhotra says:

    Exactly! No point in putting ourselves down and getting worried about stuff which isn’t in our hands to control. Instead focus on what’s there and give your best to reap it’s benefits

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    1. Kally says:

      Especially during these pandemic times! Thank you so much!

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  3. netdeduessel says:

    I am completely out of the control around me due to the Corona…😅

    No, not due to the Corona but due to the politicians what they are doing because of Corona…😤

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    1. Kally says:

      Government policies do affect us on a daily basis more than we know.

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      1. netdeduessel says:

        Maybe it is different in your country but it is terrible in Germany where I live and in Japan from where I came.

        Restaurants or shops must be closed although there is no evidence that they increase Corona infection rate.

        Because of it, many of them go bankruptcy and increase a lot of jobless.

        There is correlation between jobless rate and suicide rate. It is necessary to think about who dies because of Corona.

        The elderly people die because of Corona and middle aged people commits suicide because of jobless.

        Politicians lose nothing even no salary decrease if they do not think seriously and do something wrong…

        At least in Japan, number of deaths because of Corona is less than annual flu and the average age of them are same as life span.

        So, what politicians are doing..???

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        1. Kally says:

          It’s no difference where I live in Malaysia. We are in the 3rd lockdown but the rules are confusing. Kids under 12 cannot go out in the public. Restaurants and retails are closed. No more than 2 people in a car.

          We don’t know how long this lockdown will take.

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          1. netdeduessel says:

            Oh, my god…


  4. capost2k says:

    Always such sound advice here, Kally. 😊


  5. Mabel Kwong says:

    This is such an important thing that crops up at work and glad you addressed it, Kally. Sometimes we can feel lost, unsure and not motivated at all if the job is not right for us or the culture is toxic. I like your points for us to think about and try to feel empowered at work. I really like the one about listing down your goals. I also feel listing down what you want out of your job and what you want to achieve helps. In the past I have wrote out what I felt about my work, such as the pros and cons of a job, how I feel about my role, what I want to achieve now and in the future. That has helped me find motivation to develop my professional skills.

    On another note, hope you are staying safe over there, Kally. It seems like thing are getting hard in your part of the world, and please take care of yourself and your family.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Mabel. Yes, things are getting harder here. Now as parents, we are really wary of letting our kids out in the public and currently going through another lockdown. Sigh, not sure when this will end.

      I hope things are much better over at your end especially with the vaccination program.


      1. Mabel Kwong says:

        I seen the news about Malaysia and things really are looking tough.Keep your family safe and you stay safe. We are having another outbreak here in Australia and are in lockdown (Melbourne) again. Hopefully this all blows over soon.


  6. Finding a focused, calm space is definitely a good first step. It’s hard to take decisive action without a firm base!


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