I recently joined the Engineering a very young company (3 years in business) who are doing very well in the market.
The existing team all came from another company after they had a massive exit. So almost everyone ended up making a fortune. Then, this new company did very well over the last 3 years and they have all multiplied their fortunes.
Since all of them were aware of the wealth they were building, the team is very open in terms of finances.
This is strange for me for multiple reasons, 1. This has not been my experience in other places where people are usually very secretive about wealth matters 2. I have nowhere near close to the amounts these guys talk about all the time
My co-workers are not too old from me in age, just a couple of years. This makes me feel quite inadequate despite making above market compensation in terms of skill set.
How do I get over this feeling of not having accomplished enough when the people I am comparing myself to sit just around me? If it were 1 or 2, I could have managed, but roughly 30/40 people in the team fall in this category. The remaining are mostly fresh college graduates.
I am very sure that they are not doing anything deliberately to make me feel anything. This has been a close bunch of people working together for a lot of years and so they are just open about these things.