How can I stop being shy?

being shyThis is a question that lots of us ask ourselves in certain situations.

Let me start out by telling you that being shy is nothing bad! There is this weird perception out there that we need to be extroverted, outspoken and all that.

I don’t buy it.

Having said this, there are situations when I am absolutely shy, and then there are others, where I am totally outspoken. During my Networking Challenge, for instance, I host monthly meetup events here in Duesseldorf. I am hosting. So, no excuse to be shy. I need and want to be outspoken to people, relate with them and have good conversations.

On the other hand, when I am in a situation, which makes me uncomfortable, which did happen quiet a few times when I was working in the Corporate World, I quiet down. I respond to questions, but that’s about it.

Can you relate?

So, how can you stop being shy?

Here are two simple things I want you to do:

  1. When you look yourself in the mirror in the mornings brushing you teeth and all that good stuff, I want you to take a few seconds and tell yourself that you are just fine the way you are. Whether you are just a bit shy or very shy, it is all a matter of perception. So, trigger some positive thoughts when you are looking into the mirror. Do it for each day for two weeks, it will make a difference!
  2. If you are someone who needs someone to push you a bit to work on your shyness, I encourage you do check out this video below by Ramit Sethi who answers this exact question.

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below and tell me whether this works for you or not!

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