I picked up the phone, I shook. Not just in my voice, but my hands & in my legs too.
Had something terrible happened?
NO! QUITE THE OPPOSITE! I had just landed a great job – which, I Knew, would provide the springboard I needed for my career.
The desire, at 22, to impress was so strong it emotionally challenged me – But no one else placed that pressure upon me. It was my perception of the world in front of me.
My mistake was not the preparation that led to the quiet weed sound of my voice at the end of the line, the script, nor the support, which was there – It was my focus on the fear of getting things wrong as opposed to a focus on getting things right.
I got better with experience and practice as with everything in life, but that fear was quite apparent in the first few hours.
But something amazing happened. I was given a recommendation to buy of a copy “How to Win Friends & Influence People” and suddenly, it all made sense and I began an incredible journey – which I’m still on today – (we’ll continue that train of thought in a later post) but IF you want to learn, develop and delight in making connections in any walk of life – invest £6.99 & the time to digest the 292 pages and ENJOY!