Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Life Advice | 5 Comments
How to Get Better at Something You Don’t Want to Do

Every day, for the last 10 years of my life, I had to do something I hated, to survive.

I had to talk to people.

I had jobs in sales, customer support, management, etc.

All these jobs required for me to do something I strongly despised.

Talking.

Not only did I have to just talk, I had to be convincing.

I was this introverted kid who just wanted to keep to myself.

But I had to survive.

I had to pay bills.

I had to earn a living.

So I read. I studied. I went to trainings. I attended seminars. I found a mentor.

Eventually, I was able to talk to other people and build rapport, make friends, and create a career for myself.

Do I like talking to people nowadays?

No.

But I had to do it. Then I had to do it well. Just to survive in this journey called life.

Originally posted on Quora.

Leonard Kim is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand, get featured in publications and growth hack your social media following.

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