MYTH #19: I should always feel in control

TRUTH: You’ll feel like you’re herding cats sometimes!

“I’m managing my team really well, nothing will ever go wrong”

Every manager thinks this for a few days, before something else happens and they’re faced with learning something new again!

Your job will rarely be about dealing with simple, straight line things.

It is rarely orderly and predictable

No matter how much you try, there will always be times when you feel out of control.

“If anything can go wrong, it will”

A lot of the time your job will involve fixing problems (and putting processes in place to prevent those problems happening again!).

If there was nothing to fix, there’d be no reason to have a manager

You must accept that your life may now often be a fight between chaos and order. It’s your job to bring the order.

“If you don’t crash once in a while, you’re not trying hard enough” Lewis Hamilton

You’ll never know everything

No matter how hard you try, it’s just not possible.

Every manager is flying blind to a certain extent. It’s your ability to manage well WITHOUT knowing everything that will make you great.

Keep your feet on the ground, head down and eye on the ball. You’ll be fine!

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