Wednesday, September 23, 2009

question 205: I was at your speech today and didn't meet more than 2 people. How do I overcome my shyness?

First, give yourself a break. When you first started doing whatever it is you do in the entertainment industry, you weren't instantly skilled.

Second, what I taught today are business skills. Skills take time to master. You met two people! That's great for a "shy" person. I discussed "Next Steps" for people today, and your next step is to practice, practice, practice. If at first it makes you nervous... bring along a friend.

I think it's great that you wrote to me and addressed this so quickly. It shows that despite feeling shy, you are driven, and with drive, you will overcome your obstacles. And I will be here to help!
Keep at it!!!

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