You’re not the only one who is awkward. It might feel like that, but everyone else feels like that too.
When I was a teenager I definitely thought I was the only one who had so many insecurities. Yet after mentoring hundreds of students, it’s become clear that many teens share the same struggles. Turns out, we have a lot more in common than we think.
One of the successful women I interviewed for my new book It’s the Awkwardness for Me: 12 Ways to Make Being a Teen Less Awkward shared that she also felt like this, and even sometimes still does.
Victoria Bauman is a successful life and breath coach who travels all around the world. When I asked her what advice she would give her younger self, she said this:
“As a teenager, I was very self-conscious and had low self-esteem. You wouldn’t necessarily know from the outside because I pretended that I had it all together. In high school, I would walk through the hallways with my head down because I was worried about what people thought about me.”
Confident people you admire feel awkward too! The reason they seem so confident is because they don’t let little awkward moments define them. They brush it off, move on, and aren’t thinking about it for the rest of the day.
There are 7.7 billion people in the world, did you really think you could be the only awkward one? Think again, you are in great company.
For more practical tips on how to build self-esteem and be less awkward, get your copy of It’s the Awkwardness for Me on Amazon.