This week I could have followed my plan better. My plan could have been better. Some things took longer than expected. Then the unexpected showed up. Previously I would not plan for the next week and give up. This time I will persist. The next plan will be better with continuous improvement every week. I am not fond of the weekly planning yet.
I had a meet-and-greet event with the Chamber of Commerce this Wednesday. I was not as nervous as I thought I might be. I had a good time. I talked to about ten different people. They were all charming and interesting. I told several people I spoke to that I was there to get more comfortable talking to people and expand my comfort zone. Ben, whom I spoke to, told me to stick out my hand and say hello. That did not happen on Wednesday.
I met realtors, marketers, a banker, and a person who worked with organizations on stress management. At one point, I talked about MKE and the power pose video. I showed the power pose and talked about the arms in the air crossing a finish line. The remark the person I was talking about said is about being open. I agreed, and a few minutes later, I realized I was in a closed position and corrected myself. I had a good time. I was uncomfortable at times but not too much.
Today, when I was thinking about the experience, I realized that I only felt uncomfortable when I was not talking to someone. I was in my way. If I had taken Ben’s advice of Ben, I would have probably had a better time. For the next event, I aim to stick my hand out and say hello to someone. Maybe more than one.
I look forward to the day the guy in my way is no longer in the room with me. Someday, maybe sooner than I think.