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"So I had to learn that if I wanted to be good at my job, I had to put myself out there, because business is an extroverted activity. It was really hard. I'd get nervous. You have to get yourself psyched for it. I said to myself, "It's holding me back. I don't want to be held back. I've got to take it one step at a time." So I'd meet one new person. The next day I'd try to meet two new people."