Eric McFadden taught me a valuable lesson this past TRAFFIC conference. I gave Eric a ticket to the show, said ticket provided to me by a colleague who couldn't make the event himself.
Eric walked the conference floor, met people, attended the break-out sessions and learned a great deal about the domain industry, all because he had the courage to "ask" for that ticket and step out of his comfort zone to attend the show.
Our industry is one populated with many introverts.. I am much more comfortable staying in than being out, so I know the emotion. .. Try to step out of your comfort zone each day.. Eric did and he's much richer for it.