Hey. Yep, you. We are hardest on ourselves. This post from Seth Godin is eye-opening. Here are some highlights...
The world's worst boss. That would be you.
Even if you’re not self-employed, your boss is you. You manage your career, your day, your responses. You manage how you sell your services and your education and the way you talk to yourself.
Odds are, you’re doing it poorly.
If you had a manager that talked to you the way you talked to you, you’d quit. If you had a boss that wasted as much of your time as you do, they’d fire her. If an organization developed its employees as poorly as you are developing yourself, it would soon go under.
There are few good books on being a good manager. Fewer still on managing yourself. It’s hard to think of a more essential thing to learn.
Does this sound like you? My biggest fault as a self-manager is my self-talk. I can be extremely hard on myself versus the realistic cheerleader that I know works better with my personality.
If you were going to give yourself a rating on how you were managing yourself? What would it be? Is it higher or lower than your work rating?
Let's aim to grow here. Who's with me?