Perhaps Britney should manage England?

I came across this great post recently What you can learn about blogging from Britney Spears – even the title is great! Michael Martine makes some interesting observations and I recommend reading – thanks to Chris Garrett for the original link.

What I found most stimulating was that Michaels observations can apply to life in general, not just blogging. For instance “You can’t really care what others say

Britney is surrounded by people who fawn over her and satisfy her every desire, while in the media she is the subject of endless speculation, gossip, criticism, and the butt of jokes.

I have said in a previous post on popularity, the most criticised people in the world our the Presidents, Prime Ministers and other leading politicians. In fact the above quote probably applies to them as well!

If you care too much about what others say about you, your self confidence will be constantly rocked – or you will spend all your time agreeing with others, trying to avoid saying anything offensive and generally getting nowhere fast. I have done several posts about being assertive, and I feel confident communication is the foundation of building great self confidence and self esteem.

In England we don’t celebrate thanksgiving, but today on radio, television, newspapers we have been “roasting” one man called Steve McClaren. The England soccer team failed to qualify for next years European Championships after a woeful display last night. I cannot imagine what it must be like for Steve, the now sacked manager, to go through being pilloried like that.

The easiest way for Steve to cope is not read the papers or watch TV. But however much filters through to him, it still comes back to having faith in your own abilities and not allowing criticism to alter that judgment.

Michael Martine November 22, 2007 at 7:48 pm

Thanks for the mention! Britney makes great fodder for just about anything, really. Hard to go wrong with that. 😉

Monika @ The Writers Manifesto November 23, 2007 at 5:00 am

Ha, weren’t the pommies a disgrace in that game. Sorry to say but the newbie goalie didn’t belong in such an important game.

So I guess that trainer got sucked for a reason as he made some obvious stupid choices, but then they also needed a scapegoat regardless.

Harlan November 26, 2007 at 6:21 pm

But how am I supposed to stop caring about what people think? It’s not a switch I can just turn off, you know?

David November 26, 2007 at 11:01 pm

Michael – if you hadn’t written the original post, I wouldn’t have started thinking along this line – so thank you.
Monika – hate to say it but you’re right!
Harlan – I’ve started to answer your question on my next post.

Lela Carther August 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm

I love Britney’s songs. she’s hot! All the drugs and shaving her head was crazy but she rocks. love u britney.

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