What to Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations

What to Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations

What to Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations

What to Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations

Synopsis

Have you ever felt nervous in new situations? Reluctant to introduce yourself? Afraid to ask questions? We all have. But if you let those worries stop you, you may miss out on real opportunity. Whether you're changing jobs, joining a group, or moving to a new city, putting yourself out there enriches life and brings rewards. What to Do When You're New combines the author's research with that of leading scientists to explain why we are so uneasy in new situations-and how we can learn to become more confident and successful newcomers. With practice, anyone can get better at being new. This original book opens your eyes to the necessary skills and teaches you how to: - Overcome fears - Make great first impressions - Talk to strangers with ease - Get up to speed quickly - Connect with people wherever you go Blending stories and insights with simple techniques and exercises, this one-of-a-kind guide will get you out of your comfort zone and trying new things in no time. "

Excerpt

To achieve almost anything in life you have to put yourself into new situations. To have a successful career, you often need to change jobs and join new organizations. You get promoted into new teams. Sometimes you’re transferred to unfamiliar cities and countries. Outside of work, you’re new every time you go back to school for more education or join a new health club to get in shape. You’re often a newcomer every time you take up a new hobby, go on a vacation overseas, or check one more thing off your “bucket list.”

In fact, it’s nearly impossible to accomplish anything meaningful and important in life without at some point having to meet new people, learn new things, and take on new roles. and as a newcomer, how you think and act in those first few seconds, minutes, hours, and days matters. What you do when you’re new often determines whether you will find the success, satisfaction, and happiness that drove you to be a newcomer in the first place.

The goal of this book is to help you become a more successful newcomer—across all kinds of new situations. We’ll explore the science . . .

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