Hiding in the Bathroom and Other Unlikely Secrets of Success
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Do you ever think “I can’t be successful because…”
I’m an introvert and I hide in the bathroom at profession events?
I’m a fake and people will find out I don't know what I'm doing
Flying panics me
I’m a hermit. I need lots of alone time and I need to manage my own time
I need to take beta blockers before I address a group
I need to sleep at night
I want to spend time with my family and friends
Selling? Ugh. Negotiating? No thanks
I don’t like to deal with money
I’m not a shark
I’m not going to be the best. And I have to be the best.
There is no one kind of successful person. You can be the kind of success you want to be, and you can have a powerful career that sustains you- the real you. If you’re driven and ambitious, conventional wisdom holds that you must network a lot. You must be always on. You must hustle and work 24-7. You must “get out there.” You must put business first at all costs.
And it is true that hustling is part of the game. Sometimes, you’ve got to fake it ‘til you make it-- even if you feel like a total impostor. This makes a lot of us anxious (though we don’t want anyone to know).
Here’s the truth: success takes skill- it’s not an inherent gift. And it’s not the exclusive provenance of extroverts or the carefree. Hiding in the Bathroom will share skills, hacks, and real stories from people who’ve been there, and thrived by defining their own rules. We will tackle the sometimes thorny emotions that accompany a quest for world domination and help you create a plan for success that feels great.