What's So Good About Being Awkward with Henna Pryor

Even though the pandemic is now over, society and culture have adapted to detachment.  We interact through social media and Zoom screens, we DoorDash, Amazon and chat bot so well that social skills are becoming a past time of previous generations. Many of us feel pretty awkward around others these days, and some avoid it as much as possible through technology.  But, human beings are built for connection, even the introverts and though social relatedness is called a soft skill, it’s getting harder all the time. 

Today’s guest, Henna Pryor, is an author and TEDx speaker known for her work on embracing awkwardness in the modern age. She is passionate about empowering individuals to navigate social interactions and build resilience in the digital era. Henna's expertise in addressing the impact of technology on human connections makes her the perfect guest for this discussion.

 

Key Takeaways from the Episode:

  1. Embracing "Good Awkward": Henna concept challenges the idea of awkwardness as a weakness and emphasizes its potential as a valuable asset for personal growth 
  2. Prioritizing Soft Skills: In a world increasingly reliant on technology, our discussion highlighted the importance of cultivating soft skills to navigate social dynamics 
  3. Facing Discomfort for Growth: We explored the significance of embracing moments of awkwardness and discomfort as essential opportunities for building social musculature.

 

Henna’s Book: https://pryoritygroup.com/book/

Henna’s TedX talk: https://bit.ly/3TNCQPN

 

Mentioned by our guest: 

Pico Iyer: https://picoiyerjourneys.com/

Mitch Joel: https://www.mitchjoel.com/

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I’lll help you Boss Up your boundaries, your offers, your pricing, and your marketing strategy and remove anything that keeps you a best kept secret.  We will also make sure you are including mental wellness in your business plan so that you’re not just successful on the outside, but aligned with your values, and priorities on the inside.  

 

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To put these insights to work in your life, ask yourself these questions:

  1. In what ways have you experienced avoiding awkwardness or uncomfortable situations in your career or personal life? What were the trade-offs and risks involved in these situations?
  2. How do you balance the use of technology in your business with the need for face-to-face interactions and social connections for both personal and professional growth?
  3. Do you encourage seeking and embracing awkward moments in your personal and professional life, and how have these moments contributed to your personal growth as an entrepreneur?
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