I am an introvert. That means I can use my introvertedness for an excuse for not talking to people. Well, this excuse doesn’t make me very effective.
I’ve had to find a way to have meaningful conversations, even as an introvert. Finding a workaround to my ailment of introvertedness is effective.
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We should all expect to be questioned about something we should know but we don’t. Most people react poorly because they are not prepared for the question. By default your response is usually something like, “I don’t know” or “I don’t have an answer”. You lose credibility with a short answer like this.
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It doesn’t matter where you work or what your job is, the reason for your organization, department, or your job is for the customer you directly serve. I know people struggle with identifying their customer because their job is not “customer facing”. If you struggle with identifying your customer, ask who depends on you . . . → Read More: Who is your customer?
Last week I went to my family doctor for my annual physical. Like most people, I don’t enjoy it. I don’t like the needle for the blood-work, hernia and prostate check, or having to discuss honestly about my exercise and eating habits. It’s very intrusive but it is worth it for some very good . . . → Read More: An annual responsibility to yourself: Take care of it
Introverts like me struggle with starting a conversation with someone they don’t know. Self-talk is my adversary when I hear myself say, “Why would someone be interested in me?” I have learned in this case that I should listen to my self-talk. Most people aren’t interested in what you have to say. It might . . . → Read More: I don’t know you; Starting a meaningful conversation