A story of an important moment in my life

What is the meaning of life? In general, there are three types of answers: 1. Yes, life is meaningful as explained by many philosophers; 2. No, life has no meaning as believed by many ordinary people. 3. I don’t care. The last type of answer is very common, maybe because you’re too busy without the… Continue reading A story of an important moment in my life

On having too little to say

Last night in a meeting, I was given a topic to speak about for two minutes. It was a challenging form of communication as it was impromptu speaking, and I had to talk about random things about leadership in front of a group without preparation. I had a timer in front of me. I did… Continue reading On having too little to say

On feeling uncomfortable around others

Have you ever feel uncomfortable speaking in front of others? Last time, when I was attending an event, I felt nervous surrounded by strangers, especially during the moment that I need to do a public speech. There was constant pressure and obligation to talk whenever I was surrounded by others, which made me felt uncomfortable.… Continue reading On feeling uncomfortable around others

On waiting for others to lead the way

I still remember three years ago, on the first day attending the orientation of my MBA program, it was a chaotic and uncertain environment. We got assigned a task in charity to build a wooden playground for a primary school. None of us had any hands-on experience in construction since most of us came from… Continue reading On waiting for others to lead the way

On having a social circle that is too small

As an ex-pat working and living in a foreign country, there is a limited social circle I got. Most of my friends are in my home country, while the people I interact with daily is my colleagues only. This is too small of a circle, which would harm my life. Last time, in an unfortunate… Continue reading On having a social circle that is too small

On being more socially skilled

Social skills allow us to form connections, influence decisions, and motive change in others. However, last time in a seminar, social anxiety came to my mind with fear to approach strangers to make new friends. When the speaker asked the audience questions and asked for a volunteer to speak up, everyone avoided raising their hands… Continue reading On being more socially skilled

On feeling drained by social interactions

As an introvert, social interactions lower my energy levels. Last time at a farewell party, I feel drained surrounded by friends. Before the event began, everyone was responsible for part of it by preparing food to share. I bought a french long bread roll and some alcoholic drinks, like vodka and tonic, Kenmore whiskey and… Continue reading On feeling drained by social interactions

On finding it difficult to approach others

Last time, when I was attending a networking event in a hotel as a guest, I was surrounded by strangers and I didn’t know anyone there. Some people seem to know each other and kept talking, while some people were standing there playing with their phones. My goal to attend that event was to meet… Continue reading On finding it difficult to approach others

On being too quiet around strangers

Whenever I am sitting in front of a group of people, I am often too quiet to speak up around strangers. During company meetings, there is so many colleagues dial into the virtual call, with senior management and different stakeholders. Often by the end of the calls, the director would ask everyone if there are… Continue reading On being too quiet around strangers