One area where I definitely need to be more self reliant is socially. I am not an outgoing person. I like people easily, but I have difficulty instigating social interactions. I’m not sure why that is, but I’ve come to the conclusion that why doesn’t matter. You don’t always need to know why something is a problem to fix it.
I need to become more comfortable approaching people. I can do it, but I suspect I miss more opportunities than I grab onto because I automatically assume that people do not want to talk to me. This is as much a reason why I just took a job in sales. I need to get over my fear of approaching people, and this seems like a good opportunity. The company’s owner is aware of my problem and is very supportive. He’s been there, and he wants to help.
Tomorrow is my first foray onto the¨battlefield. There is a business development seminar I’ll be attending, with several opportunities for networking. Certainly I am interested in some of the classes that will be taught, but my primary reason for being there is to make contacts that will lead to sales. This is going to be a tough day. Eleven hours of discomfort.
I’ll have to let you know how it goes.