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Primal Teams by Jackie Barretta

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EPILOGUE

When the Going Gets Tough

The other day it struck me just how much my emotional state can alter my entire reality. I had sunk into a particularly bad mood after checking my emails and seeing that my collaborator on this book didn’t like a section of the most recent chapter I’d sent him (what a jerk), I hadn’t heard back from a consulting client who had promised to hire me but kept delaying the final decision (the rat), and I’d heard from my tax accountant that I had grossly underpaid my taxes for last year (the bum). Suddenly I went from a young and confident professional to an abject failure doomed to run out of money in my old age.

My entire world looked as bleak as the dark side of the moon. Thoughts of all the criticism I’d received ...

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