I was shy growing up – so much so that my teachers told my parents to force me to join a theater group to get over it (obviously I protested).
Although I went on to a career on-air in radio and television, teaching and public speaking, I never got over it. In many ways, I’m still shy and I’m sticking to it.
Sometimes there is an outgoing me and sometimes a private me.
It’s possible to learn how to be bigger, become more outgoing when necessary and even perform in public.
One of my favorite things to do is start a conversation face-to-face with someone I don’t know.
That allows me to channel my “shy” at the same time proving that I can “be bigger” when it is appropriate.
A loud mouth is not better than a wallflower.
It is far better to be many things when needed than all things that are never needed.
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