"My friends asked me how the heck I managed to look so relaxed up there..."
I was always seen as The Shy Girl, who got questions like "You don't talk much do you? It's easy, just say something random." But it was hard. And in the end I got sick of listening to others having fun chatting in a group of friends, whilst I sat there nervously laughing every now and then. It made my self-esteem even worse. I believed people would not accept the real me, including all the "flaws" that I consist of. Surprisingly, it turned out that the root of my problem was believing that I was not good enough. Resulting in quietness around new people, struggled to hold eye contact with guys I found attractive, teachers constantly telling me to speak up and awkward silence during presentations when my mind suddenly went blank. I actually knew about your system for half a year before doing anything about it. I guess I did not buy it sooner because of laziness (that it had not gotten bad enough) and that it kind of seemed silly to buy a self-help book for my shyness when there are so many people in this world with so much larger issues. Did not realise until after how badly it messed up my life. I like how straight forward and precise your system is. I am definitely more comfortable with myself now. Of course, there are still situations where I don't know what to say, but my comfort zone is gradually being pushed 🙂 In fact, just yesterday I told a friend about something that had been troubling me for a long time. We are quite close friends now, and I did not even know her before buying The System! In addition to that, I am proud to say that I have been on my first date ever. The conversation did not flow perfectly, I was terribly nervous and it did not end with a magical kiss. Nevertheless, those are mere details considering that I had trouble saying anything at all to an attractive guy in the past. So proud 🙂 School is also an area I've changed. Presentations have become a whole lot easier, using your anxiety reducing techniques to eventually make my voice come out louder and clearer. During my last presentation I even made my classmates laugh by cracking some jokes, and my friends asked me how the heck I managed to look so relaxed up there. Thank you, Sean! 😀 I'd like to say that you, Sean Cooper, are my role model. It's hard to imagine how many and how terrifying exposures you have gone through to get where you are now. I truly admire your willpower to overcome your anxiety. Hope you realise how grateful people across the globe are for the information being shared with us, so we don't have to figure it out the way you did. Thank you for changing my life as well.