5 Ways to Overcome your Shyness

Shyness is something that all of us are facing or have faced in our life. There are many public figures, who have gone through this situation but they have learned to manage it as well. Justin Timberlake, the great singer-songwriter, actor and record producer used to be a shy kid. He once said, “My mom likes to joke that until I was eight or nine I only knew what my sneakers looked like because I constantly walked around with my head down.” And look at him now, he is rocking the entire Hollywood with his electrifying performances. So, When Justin can do it, Why can’t you? To help you out, this blog contains simple tips that you can follow to overcome your shyness. Read on to find out.

1. Dress well

Yes, the dressing is the first thing that everyone notices. Dress well so that you look confident. It feels good when somebody compliments on us. The more you receive compliments, the more you start feeling confident. Don’t spare even the smallest attire. Concentrate on your underwear as well. There are a lot of men’s underwear styles in the industry. Try G-strings for men, that come in skimpy cuts. Imagine your girlfriend getting so impressed with your attire style that she drags you straightaway to the bedroom. She’ll get more excited about seeing you in a skimpy article as such. So, to get such excitements throughout the day, you need to dress well first.

2. Join a gym

Join a gym and start building your physique. The more you concentrate on yourself and your looks, the more confident and ravishing you look. Bodybuilding is the best medicine for depression, shyness or mental stress. Sweat out to bring the best of your machismo.

3. Talk a lot

You can question me here ” I’m already shy, why would I voluntarily talk to someone.”

Yes, I’m aware of that, but I’m asking you to start practicing by giving speeches, presentations or telling jokes and stories to people who are close to you. They can be your parents, your friends, or maybe your partner. Express what you did throughout the day to your parents. By doing so, gradually you get used to talking.

4. Always take the first step

This means engaging in small talks at every possible situation that you go throughout the day. Talk to strangers at bars, stores, sporting events, and the gym. Additionally, you can also approach the individuals if you are attracted romantically. Ask them out to dates as well. Life is short. Who cares if you get rejected? There are seven billion people on this planet. You’re not expected to liked by all of them. So don’t stay back, instead keep a step forward.

5. Keep a good Eye-contact

A data analysis by Quantified Impressions, a communication-analytics company based in Austin, Texas, proved that to make an emotional connection, the ideal amount of eye contact should be between 60% to 70%. Hence, try making an eye contact with the person you are talking to. They get an impression that you are listening to the conversation. Or else, your shyness can give them a feeling that you are not a good listener.

Above are some of the tips that you can follow to overcome the problem of being shy. Try them and do let us know your comments in the section below.

How To Still Make 2017 Your Standout Year

I think a lot about making this year better than the last.

But lately, something’s hit me. What about making the year better than – the next one, and the one after that, and so on? After all, if all we ever do is base our improvement on what’s already happened, then we’re severely limiting our perspective.

This year could be the year that changes your life forever. It could galvanize who you are in a way no other time has or will – in your lifetime.

Yet, none of that will happen if your perspective is based solely on improving on what you’ve already accomplished.

By comparing your year to what it was last year, it’s easy to make small changes. Instead of creating a revolution in the way you lead your life, you’re only likely to create a mere evolution.

–        Go to the gym a little more frequently
–        Pitch more clients and apply for more jobs to improve your salary
–        Spend more days out with your family

“If this was the best year of my life, what would have to happen?” ~ Brian Tracy.

Whatever the case may be, even if you decide to step things up by a huge amount, because you’re only using last year as your template for what this year could be, you’ll likely only improve by 5-50%.

But if you look beyond what you’ve already accomplished, you’ll be in a much more empowered position to reach your full potential.

Last year, for instance, I only wrote eleven articles on self-improvement. If i try to build on that, then I might only try to double that at most this year. But if I drop the model of linear growth, I can force myself to jump into a position that allows me to take a ‘quantum leap’.

Under this model, if I consider that I may be 10x as prolific in three years, there’s nothing stopping me from attempting it this year. And even if I don’t reach it, I’ll be better off by the end because I would have attempted to do more than I otherwise would have.

Introduce New Technologies into your Life

Archimedes once said: “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”

With the aid of technology, you can make your goals easier to achieve. Whether it’s with a new laptop that allows you to accomplish your work faster, or something as simple as listening to the right music for your productivity.

The more you can introduce levers in your life, the easier building momentum will be.

You don’t always need to work harder to get more of what you want. Instead, consider and purchase the right physical and digital technologies -so that you move towards where you want to go, more easily.


Making progress based on what you’ve experienced last year is a step in the right direction. But looking at the past keeps you tunneled in. Looking into the future makes you think outside the box and act on outlandish possibilities.

Getting to where you want to go this year doesn’t have to be hard. Start comparing your present to your vision of the future – and make the necessary adjustments.

My Last Words

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