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Knowledge, fear, joy, worry. Why do I do this job?!

Cliches become cliches for a reason. ‘Say yes to the things that scare you’ is a great example. And one that I believe in. And experience frequently. I get the same mix of fear and excitement each time I’m asked to speak at an event. My first thought is always ‘I can’t do that’. I …

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Feedback phobia – Why I hate asking for feedback

I’ve never been comfortable asking for feedback. On one hand I worry that folks think I’m asking for praise – and for a good Scots lass this goes completely against the grain. ‘Aye, it’s OK’ is high praise where I come from. So the thought of asking for more detailed feedback smacks of being ‘showy-offy’ …

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