Really freaking over-the-top awkward.
There I admit it.
I’ve been this way my whole damn life. I say the wrong things at all the wrong times. Get me on a group coaching call or a 1-on-1 where I’m sitting there having to ask someone a question that isn’t about my computer, Headway Themes or being a geek.
And, I flipping freeze up every single stinking time.
On calls for courses I’ve paid for and am trying my best to do with all my heart, yep.
Or if I’m on a 1-on1 with someone I really admire.
I will plan out what I’m going to say or mull it over in my brain for at least two days before the call. And, I break out in a cold sweat hours before it starts.
Then this happens.
I ask the stupidest question, the weirdest question, exactly the wrong question.
I always feel confidant going in and really nervous so it’s not 100% a lack of self-confidence.
But, I’ve never had a conversation in my whole life that involved me and more than one other person where I didn’t get shushed, or feel like I asked the wrong thing, said the wrong thing, did the wrong thing.
IT’S DOUBLED BY A NERVOUS “TICK” THAT’S ALWAYS GOTTEN ME IN TROUBLE.
When I’m in fight or flight situation. I GIGGLE. Yep, some people freeze. Some people run. Me I just giggle.
No joke. I giggle.
Weirdly, awkwardly and always in the wrong way at exactly the wrong time like laughing at a funeral.
Or getting in trouble at a job because they think I’m not taking it seriously.
I’M WONDERING DOES THIS HAPPEN TO YOU?
Are you awkward? Like me!
Do you suffer from these symptoms:
- Overthinking what you’re getting ready to say?
- Trying your best to figure out what you should ask or do in a group call or 1-on-1 type business situation?
- Finally getting brave enough to talk or raise your hand and the second you open your mouth what popped out made you feel like you wanted to crawl under a rock?
YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
You’re just like me.
Feels great to not feel so all alone over here in my fantastic awkwardness.
Thanks for being here!
Comment if you’re awkward too.
I’m not going to judge you, shame you or make you feel anything but loved for your being awkward. I’m also not giving out 3 tips on how to overcome being awkward. Because it just is.
I WILL SAY THIS, THOUGH.
You have to find a way to get yourself out there versus hiding behind your computer or whatever safe place you have and start looking for other awkward people who get you.
I found one place yesterday where I felt nervous, giggly and over-the-top awkward. But, in a wonderful way. It’s called Periscope and it’s amazing for us awkward peeps because we can hop on say a few words, giggle, not be able to figure out how to chat and people watching throw hearts at you.
Which is divinely awkward.
I’m @kimberlygosney on Periscope come hang out and fly your awkward flag we’re all still awkward over there because it’s a brand spanking new social media platform. I’ll be there around 2pm EST daily for a while.