Psychologies Magazine 09/07/19

"I work as a freelancer and I'm scared" - Psychologies magazine agony aunt, answers this question from a reader:

"I am a freelancer and lost my main contract a few months ago, and now I am struggling with self-confidence. At first I was OK – I told myself it wasn’t about me or my work (which is what they told me, that it was about numbers) but it is hard to really believe that, since the company kept other (younger) contractors on. In fact I didn’t even enjoy the work that much, but it made up most of my income. I have a couple of other contracts, but have found nothing else new and am eating into savings to get by. I am becoming more and more scared that these too may let me go, that because my confidence is wobbly my performance will suffer. "

Abi Baconcareer