You need to speak

You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. 

Who wants to feel anxious when you don’t have to?

But the problem, of course, is that these tasks aren’t just unpleasant; they’re also necessary. 

How can we as professionals stop building our lives around avoiding these unpleasant, but professionally beneficial, tasks?

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