ANNA PENG

Being Enormously Small

The people who really care about what you create can only be counted on one hand, but what if those people could help you spread what you do?

You might have only had a year’s worth of work experience on your belt, but what if you could ask for help from people who know more than you do? 

Sure your voice might not be able to easily reach the other side of the meeting room, mine doesn’t either.  

We live in a big world that also has enough space for trial and error when it comes to finding different ways to amplify our messages (even without needing to shout across the room).


It’s Not Who You Know

We can attend all the best schools, with the best peers, catch the best opportunities, and seem like we’ve got it all going for us because of how well-known our external connections are. 

Or,

We can attend our regular college, with our everyday peers, catch good opportunities, and have a fulfilling day-to-day life because of how concentrated we are on helping our friends grow. 

We all have the potential for growth, and it doesn’t take an Ivey League education and mountains of money to tap into it—we can do helpful things to grow ourselves with what we’ve already got.

What is it you’re doing to help your own circles?


We Need Some Help

The whole point of this series of notes is to help those who have small voices, who grew up a bit shy like myself, and have goals to be better at what they do. These are notes of encouragement, stories, and manifestations of my observations of being around people who also have small voices. 

I hope this is able to help you take one step further into what it is that you seek out to do. 

If it does, please share the section that helps you the most with somebody else (perhaps also with a small voice). We all need each other to share our perspectives to the world. 

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