In this chapter we will examine how we function in new situations, and learn how to improve our ability to:

• Do new things in front of people we don’t know.

• Feel and be more comfortable and confident performing when we’re new.

• Overcome performance anxiety.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re starting a new job, learning a new hobby, or trying out a new sport; almost everything you want to achieve in life requires you to not only put yourself into new situations but also perform new things in front of unfamiliar people. If you join your first sales organization, you have to become comfortable making cold calls and product presentations to strangers. If you want to learn how to ski, you have to figure out how ...

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