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1 Facing up to figures

Numbers just aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you are one of those people, the prospect of having to deal with figures at work may fill you with dread, but don’t panic. You’re not alone, and with some practice you’ll soon feel a lot more comfortable.

Being good (or at least comfortable!) with numbers is a great skill to have, and one that will stand you in great stead if you want to move up your chosen career ladder or start your own business.

Step one: Don’t panic!

1 I was dreadful at maths when I was at school. Won’t it be the same old story now?

No, not necessarily. Lots of people actually gain confidence with numbers as they get older as they feel under less pressure—you’re not often put under the spotlight on your ...

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