"Do you still feel emotionally blocked, Chao?" That’s the question Rick Lewis asked me on Saturday morning during his Pivot to the Podium masterclass for those interested in public speaking. I had told him just minutes ago that recollecting my emotions often felt out of reach as a shy, introverted engineer. So what I was feeling now was a surprise.
I loved this reflection Chao! I believe you have many interesting stories and I hope they make their way to this Substack soon.
“As humans, we communicate through stories, and stories are engaging when there are personal, authentic details written in a playful manner.” Do you think the POP framework is helpful even when writing for personal use? Or is it only helpful for communicating to others?
Thanks Chao! I've also posted your own helpful article to my own Pivot to the Podium site here. https://www.pivottothepodium.com/p/an-shy-software-engineer-discovers
Thank you for your story!