My personal testimony (1 long)
I have always been the quiet, shy type. I have always had a couple of friends; but I’ve known them since I was 8 years old. Even though they are excellent friends, I wanted to meet more people, but I didn’t have the courage. I have been in different situations at different locations and events; and watched how certain people could just walk around and chat with just anyone, and everyone. It didn’t matter if they would just walk up and shake someone’s hand, say hi, or carry off a long conversation; it was with a complete stranger!
After seeing this, I really wanted to become able to do this; to beat my shyness. My sister’s boyfriend is one of those people and has tried to help me with this. But when it came for my turn to speak or introduce myself; I would just stand there… frozen. It made me look stuck up or not interested. But the fact was, I couldn’t stop shaking, and couldn’t think of any to say. I couldn’t really even say something as simple as hi.
I also have been struggling with the idea that was impounded in my head for as long as I can remember… You must go to college if you want a good paying job. So I did. I may have had some fun in college, but it didn’t help much in finding a good paying job that had any lucrative benefits. Each year, even though I get more and more tasks to do; I feel that with the economy, the raise is so short, that it feels more like a demotion in earnings rather than an increase.
I also hated those days that I had to get certain tasks done before I could leave. And I was continually getting new tasks that kept getting in the way, so I had to stay really late, so many times.
But now, that I have become a part of Neothink; I’m continuously involved in communicating with people everyday! Even meeting new people! And when I do, I don’t feel forced, or put on the spot. I may still shake a little bit; but it’s not because of being shy, or put on the spot; but because of pure excitement!
Thru Neothink, I have also learned the reason that my job does not pay. It was never designed to. It was only designed to keep a small portion of daily tasks completed or operating. This means, no payouts, even on a spectacular well done task.
I have also learned how to better organize myself at work. And not just by putting high priority items in pile A, and low priority items into pile D. But by organizing my entire day to create more efficiency and time to allow for all the extra tasks that I still keep getting. And also include some time to work on other side projects that when completed will help my department out as well.
Now that I know this, and can see it, I can continue moving forward and really go after what I really want…less stress, happiness, and a lot more money!