The date is set for a challenging conversation and the mental ping pong match begins.
One minute you’re optimistically anticipating a conversation.
“Finally, we’ve got a chance to tackle this problem together, design a solution and move forward with the project.”
The next minute you’re expecting the worst.
“I can’t afford to screw-this-up – I don’t want to appear stupid or desperate.”
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