• Shoes and red dirt
    Career business

    A gift for your inner critic

    “You can’t manage this campaign! It’s too big, it’s too complex. You’re not organised enough and you certainly don’t have the authority to keep the team on track.” This was typical of the ‘supportive’ rhetoric I used to receive from someone I worked with on big projects and small. It’s not very nice is it? Nor was it helpful. Do you know who it was? Me! For most of my life I’ve done pretty well at things I’ve put my mind to (OK, horse riding, not so much). I’m not the smartest person you’ll meet, but I’m not too silly either, and with the excellent work ethic I inherited from…