I was born a chronically shy child in South Africa. Whats pretty crazy (and interesting), as a result of my shyness, I was perceived as stupid and incapable of keeping up with my class mates. Tests showed differently and my intelligence and learning capabilities were, in fact, intact. I suppose this was the first lesson I learnt in life and hopefully you will learn it sooner rather than later, ‘You don’t have the privilege of being shy because people will perceive you as incapable and often overlook you for positions’.
Now I spend my days and my passion helping people develop their strategic social skills to help them lead happier and more effective lives.