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Discussion on: 4 Steps To Grow Your People Skills

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I've been on a similar journey myself. Learning to talk to strangers is not easy -- it means undoing years of conditioning. My first steps were to ask supermarket staff for help finding items. People who are literally paid to help ... and I still felt nervous at first.

What matters is that you are better than how you were before

So true. Even trying to improve can be a massive improvement in and of itself. From that point it's just a matter of time (and a bit of effort, admittedly).

Good work on the talk. I haven't taken the plunge on that one yet.

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Cristina Ruth Author

Exactly! I remember being anxious just calling into a customer service line. It's really hard work and takes a lot of time, but as you said, the act of trying already starts off your improvement.