Many of us are shy and you would never guess that. Don’t judge yourself for being that way, and don’t let it stop you from getting the things you want in life. These tips will help you “step out” even when you’re afraid to do so.
1. Bottom Line
You have something important to contribute. Notice your physical body and whatever sensations you are feeling, i.e., tightness around the throat, shortness of breath, etc.
You can feel uncomfortable and take the next step to achieve a goal, whether it’s personal or professional.
2. Mirror, mirror…
the person across from you, who seems confident and competent, probably feels the same way you do. But watch her behavior – she doesn’t let that stop her from meeting and greeting new people.
3. Really take an interest in the people you’re meeting.
Jump in, ask them questions, listen to what they have to say. Try to make your agenda secondary.