You know that you should be getting out more. Talking to people. Telling them what you do. Building up your network.
So you bite the bullet and sign up for an event. But as the day looms, you become more and more nervous. That voice in your head asks: “What will you say? Why would anyone care? You’ll just be a babbling mess!”
As your networking fear continues to build you finally say to yourself, “I’m not going. I just can’t do this!”
And so, you don’t go. And nothing changes in your business. No one is calling. No one is stumbling upon your website. No one knows that you’re the best kept secret.