ANNA PENG

Making Connections For The Quiet and Timid

You’re a wallflower, I’m a wallflower. Let’s talk at the networking party together. 

It’s okay to feel uncomfortable forming new connections—thousands of others feel uncomfortable in the same situations too. You’re not alone! 

Here are some easy things to say when we have to warm up to strangers in a room. It’s always better (and more comfortable) to hear them talk first. 

  • What brings you here? 
  • What do you do? 
  • Tell me more, please! 
  • Let’s keep in touch?
  • These 4-worded phrases will be your key to open up countless diverse and rich conversations to each new relationship.


    Our Extremely Human Superpower

    If there’s one thing I wish to see more of in the world, it would be kindness. 

    The small-voiced community are the utmost experts on kindness because we’ve been gentle creatures all our lives, with rooted desire to find more people just like us.

    We thrive off finding personal moments of blissfulness. We stick together and give a helping hand to those who need it. We empathize quickly and are an introspective species.

    Though our voices may be small (and sometimes unheard), kindness is our super power.


    How To Create A Mountain

    Big change doesn’t happen without tiny actions backing it up. The secret sauce? In Darren Hardy’s book, The Compound Effect, the following is the secret to creating change: 


    repeated action over time = impact 


    That’s it. One action, over a long period of time (weeks, months, years) creates the change we seek to make. Whether it be gaining confidence, finding your presentation voice, creating better work, forming new friendships, or gathering people for a sketchbook club, it takes time to get the momentum rolling into an unstoppable snowball of impact. 


    So, don’t give up and keep at your small everyday actions. One day in the future, they’ll pile up into a big mountain (:

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