Tips and Tricks from a Former Shy Girl
Don’t let the #GirlBoss girlies you see all the time on your stories intimidate you. Chances are, they were once shy gals like you! I was always the kind of kid who never raised her hand to ask a question in class and would mumble my words during presentations in front of the whole class. To be honest, I still struggle with that to this day but there are ways to dealing with shyness.
First of all, congrats on your new job (if that’s your current situation). If not, this is still relevant to you because you should start planning ahead in your career.
It can be intimidating to enter a new environment with people you have never spoken to before. Even for virtual positions, you may feel excluded from your co-workers during a Zoom or Google Hangout call because you have not developed any rapport with them yet. Continue reading
Maybe you’ve been working on being less reserved. You want to speak up more during meetings, advocate for your business, and become closely connected to the women in your circle. Each of these things can feel like a ten-mile upward hike when you are overcome by shyness. But in a journey to excellence, it’s common to become overly critical…and doing so can cause you to miss out on some of your greatest strengths.
Vision boards are all the rage these last few years because they allow the creator to dig deep into their hearts and really verbalize what kind of lifestyle they want. Simply thinking about their current lives and what they would like to change is a good start. To get more excited about the vision board process, create a vision board workshop for your tribe of family, friends, local community, coworkers, etc.
Even if you work on vision boards for and by yourself, running a vision board party for your small circle of family and friends is one way to take care of multiple goals at once. An intimate gathering for a vision board party will help you enhance your:
- Communication (because you will have to utilize communication before during and after the workshop),
- Social skills (because you will create stronger connections during the workshop); and
- Personal accomplishments (because the act of creating a vision board will help you with your goals).
Everyone can benefit from focusing on what they want out of life – focusing on their ideal lifestyle – so it’s quite possible that you’ll fill your room to capacity with family and friends.
What If You Don’t Have Family and Friends To Invite? Keep reading and you will get tips on where you can find other people to invite if family/friends are not a current option. These ideas work for all: family, friends, local community members, etc. Keep reading…
Need I say more? Oprah is a master at communication. She is a master at interviews. She is one you want to learn from when it comes to improving your communication skills.
A great podcast is Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations.
If you have a super busy personal and professional schedule, juggling everything can sometimes be difficult. You may worry about getting everything done or keeping everyone in your life happy. Sometimes it might just seem easier to freeze from frustration instead of addressing head-on what is causing your anxiety head. Continue reading
The Quote of the Day Show hosted by Sean Croxton is one of my favorites You get the perfect dose of motivation and TRUTH that will fuel your day. He spotlights a quote on each episode in a manner that is not overwhelming. It is just enough so you can ponder on that thought and really delve into that throughout your day in your own way. Please check it out and thank me later (and of course, thank Mr. Croxton for coming up with this podcast and delivering it!
Quote of the Day Show on iTunes <<<< Click here for iTunes version
Quote of the Day show on Stitcher (below)
EPISODE: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – S08E03 – Jerry Seinfeld with Guest Judd Apatow – “Escape From Syosset” – Jun 30, 2016
Original link: http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/judd-apatow-escape-from-syosset Continue reading
Oprah and Barbara Walters conversation
Bill Clinton’s 2016 DNC Speech (pay attention to his great storytelling)
A Conversation with President Obama and The Wire Creator David Simon
A Conversation with Pamela Anderson
In Conversation with Pharrell Williams (NPR)
Reclaiming Conversation™ Podcast with Host Sherry Turkle
The Art of Meaningful Conversation – TedTalks Playlist <<<CLICK HERE
Reclaiming Conversation Professor Sherry Turkle talked about her book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, in which she examines the impact of the digital age on traditional conversation. <<< CLICK HERE (conversation starts 9 minutes into the video, 09:00)
This is a funny skit about “a lunch chat that turns tense when one of the diners confronts the other about his annoying conversation habits.”
If you’re looking for fun and adventure but you’re shy, anxious or just plain wary of solo travel; plan a road trip with a few friends. It’s a great way to explore new places. A bonus – you have your own ride so you can go where you want and you have a built-in support system to make you feel safe and secure. All it takes is a little bit of planning and a spirit of adventure to enjoy a few days of fun with friends.