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I'm so hard on myself whenever something goes wrong at work - big or small, my fault or not. How can I be better at accepting that things just sometimes go wrong?

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One of my favorite work traditions was fck up Thursdays. It started when we had an intern who made a mistake that any other intern would make and she felt so bad about it. We were at a Thursday happy hour and went around the group to share something we had messed up that week. Everyone had something and it wasn’t that big of a deal. Not to say that we shouldn’t learn from these mistakes, but that they happen and we need to learn the lesson and move on. Take that to heart!

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That sounds...comforting

Ask yourself “will this matter two weeks from now” if the answer is no then *shrug and move on. If everything always went 100% right a lot of us media folks wouldn’t have jobs ;)

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Perfectionism runs deep and a lot of us struggle with it. Especially when we’re fortunate enough to have jobs when many don’t. I recommend checking out Brene Brown’s work in imperfection.

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I'll check it out. I like her work in general so it's not a tough sell.

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Just think of all the white men not taking on any guilt for their mistakes. It will make you feel a lot better.

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Hahaha that genuinely made me laugh out loud and 100% lifted my spirits bc you’re right.

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Just remember every single human being makes mistakes. It might not seem that way but every person has something they feel ashamed of. Your mistakes don’t define you. When you find yourself ruminating in the negative force yourself to think of something else or listen to music. Get your mind off of it. Otherwise you’ll drive yourself crazy.

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As my husband reminds me often, even professional athletes have errors included in their averages. No one is perfect though we all strive to be. Give yourself a break. Life is difficult enough right now without adding to it.

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I'm exactly the same. I beat myself about it for days but play as cool as a cucumber on the surface. It's draining to be so hard on oneself.

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I was on the media planning side for years and I know how scary a media mistake can be. My first media director told me on day one that I must never forget that the numbers I was working on was actual money and that a small mistake can extrapolate across an annual buy etc. Scared the s%$t out of me but helped me to sometimes slow down and rebook a buy, relook a calculation etc. Good luck for today. Let us know how it goes. 💜

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How much money do you need to save before having a baby?

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No point in having Monday off because they scheduled 2 client reviews for early AM Tuesday. So looks like your girl will be working all day tomorrow. So unfair.

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Is this just the state of strategy today?

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