Discover your personality and its strengths, and use them to build up your self-reliance. For example, if you’re an introvert, I wouldn’t suggest the goal of making 15 new friends in the next week to increase your energy. Although this would be a great goal for an extrovert, introverts are actually drained by large crowds so this would deplete their energy even more.
A better suggestion for an introvert would be to set a goal to say no to extraneous requests for networking and socializing after work and take time for oneself instead. Recognizing that it’s okay to say no and to do something on your own, especially if it’s aligned with your personality, is a powerful and effective way to become more self-reliant.
Contributors: Jaime Pfeffer from Jaime Pfeffer LLC