ANNA PENG

I’m In My Head

We like to spend a lot of time in our own heads, and sometimes we get penalized for it. 

When we spend too much time in our own heads, it leaves us no time to ask for an advisor.

The advantages to having an advisor is that they can oftentimes see problems that we might not be able to realize. They might be able to help us seek clarity in what we do, just because they haven’t been working on our projects for the past 48 hours.

The advisor doesn’t have to be a professional either. The consultant could be a good friend, a classmate, a coworker, a sibling, or roommate.

We have to get into the habit of asking for advisors. Not only because they can help us out when we’re stuck in a rut, but because they are our first gateway into creating a relationship of trust. 

A small-voiced person might not necessarily have a wide network to ask for help from, but we can develop more trust amongst the people around us, which is equally if not more important.


Quiet Person’s Manifesto

Speak up. 

Talk louder.

I can’t hear you.

It’s the story of our lives. 

Spare me the embarrassment and pass me a microphone instead.

It’s not so easy to communicate with a quiet and small voice. 

But, it’s surely possible;

Take a single deeeeeep breath.

Collect your thoughts,

Exude confidence. 

You’re the only one who will be able to represent you. 

Though you might not be ready today, you might be in a month.

The traces and roots of our small voices give clues to who we can be tomorrow;

Never forget the shy, quiet voice you are.


How To Express Oneself

When you’re somebody who is quiet, expressing yourself might be one of the hardest challenges you’ll face. But by knowing how to effectively express our hopes, dreams, and goals, we can not only learn more about ourselves, but spread our message further too.

On that note, this post will be more practical. Here are 3 small changes somebody looking to amplify her voice can commit to once a day:

1. Create a small 7 day challenge. This one’s just for you. This could be a drawing a day. or learnt lesson a day. This is just one week of commitment, and the rules are up to you! You’ll have to share it with someone though

2. Write out your goals on a daily basis. This one might be tedious, but it helps clarify what you want for yourself (a key factor to good self-expression)

3. Talk with 3 friends. All you need is repetition and solidification for your thoughts and ideas to a few people, and ask for help where you need it—“Hey I need somebody to look over my portfolio, do you mind if I ask for your help and input?”

Small steps is what we love taking, because we know that it will amount to something larger in the long term.

We’re masters at the small steps because that’s what we’ve built our lives around. We can own it and make it one of our strongest assets.

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