A brilliant week

Posted: 25th August 2008

Yesterday was the end of the first week of my 90 days of brilliance. Ignoring the breaking-down-car incident it was a pretty good week and I’ve come to the end of it with my motivation still nice and high. One of the things that I’m working on is my networking skills and confidence (so expect some book reviews on these subjects…). I feel like I’ve made a positive start with this:

  • I’ve identified various opportunities for networking in our area and signed up for the first few of these.
  • I’m half way through a book on ‘confident networking’.
  • I’ve been working on stretching my comfort zone by actively looking for things to do that I’d usually be nervous about.
  • I’ve joined a local book club – the aim of this is to help me be more confident in talking in a groups. I’m reading the book at the moment and will have the first meeting next week.

Hopefully I’m on my way to feeling more confident in a networking situation.

2 Responses

  1. Ian Pealin says:


    I’m “Focused” on the A1 site and you have just posted a comment about Get Clients Now following mine and I thought I’d look at your site.
    Regarding getting more confident at public speaking, I can recommend Toastmasters. I joined at the start of the year and it’s been very helpfull. Very American and structured and for the first three visits or so I thought I had made a mistake but I stuck with it. Now, the reason for the discipline on timekeeping and the constant evaluations etc can be seen as really beneficial. It’s £36 for six months membership and worth a punt.

  2. Emily says:

    Hi Ian, thanks for popping along to my site. Having a look at Toastmasters is an excellent idea – I wouldn’t have thought of that. I’ll have a look. That would definitely be stretching my comfort zone!

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