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Has Product Management stressed all your weak points?

I've been a Product Manager for 4 years. Coming into the field, I was intelligent by most standards, well-rounded (or so I thought), and ready to learn on a dime.

Since then, I have been constantly humbled, embarrassed, and over my head. It seems like I am constantly witnessing all my weaknesses and bad habits turn into enormous disasters.

It has required me to face all my fears and insecurities, learn skills I previously shunned, and clean out all my past emotional baggage. Every day, I survive to the next, make some happy customers, and get a good performance review, and enjoy the little things. However, I'm still haunted by my inability to address certain types of problems well, certain types of customer meetings, and certain types of presentations. All my worry and mental effort goes there, trying to avoid the massive pile of shit I usually create, lessen it, find a bigger shovel, or find someone with the right advice to help me solve my massive shit problem.

Who else is having an experience like this? Why the fuck are we PMs?



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