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CAREER Taking T he R un U Whether we like it or not, we all need to take responsibility in our working roles. Whether that be presenting your feedback in a company meeting, training a new staff member or even taking a penalty kick. Scary stuff, we know. So it’s no surprise that the pressure can sometimes get too much… Cusack remembers one incident, back when she was captain for the Derbyshire U16s. The County Cup final was decided on penalties but when it was Cusack’s turn to take her shot, it wasn’t the outcome she had hoped for. Although it would have been easy for Cusack to dwell on her mistake, she insists that the best option is to focus on the next task at hand. “I’m not going to go and cry about it,” she urges. “I just look forward to the next thing.” And from a gal who’s just been nominated for the FA Women’s Championship’s player of the month, this tactic seems to be working pretty well for her. Maddy Cusack ng A P erfo r d a m B an c B a d day at work? Yep, we’ve all been there. We don’t know about you but giving our best performances day in and day out isn’t a very accurate representation of who we are (as much as we would like it to be!). Although Davison says that bad games can often leave her feeling disappointed, she knows that next time round, things can only get better. “It would all be put right when you next train and get out on the pitch again,” she says. “I always look forward to the next training after a bad performance or a loss.” So, next time you’ve had a bad day, don’t take it too hard on yourself – think of tomorrow as a new chance to show what you’re really made of. Gemma Davison 16