• Mon, Sep 12 2011

Be Bold: A Guide To Overcoming Shyness In The Office

I do believe it was the prolific Morrissey who cooed: “Shyness is nice and shyness can stop you/from doing all the things in life you’d like to.” As usual, he hit the nail on the head. When it comes to business, it’s practically necessary to put yourself out there if you’re going to succeed.

Success doesn’t mean just being able to accurately communicate with confidence toward your clients, but to your co-workers, employees and bosses, too. People who climb the ladder of the business world reaching the top rung are those who know that self-confidence that, might even border on arrogance and cockiness, is something that can help when trying to reach career goals. However, for shy people this isn’t an easy thing. For them, it’s like deer-in-headlights every time they step out of the their comfort zone, but it doesn’t always have to be that way.

BNets Jessica Stillman has some suggestions as to how to work on the shyness. Practicing these few steps – and a few spins of an early Smiths album – should do the trick in no time.

 

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