Still, stuff's gotta get done, and a fair amount of what I do is just basically playing phone tag with people. The internet is a boon. I realize there are other folks for whom electronic communication is as scary as I find the telephonic, but e-mail and Facebook make it much easier for me to reach people I need to touch base with.
When I have to do important phone jockeying, it sometimes takes me a while to work myself up to place the calls. I have to get rid of distractions. I prepare myself mentally. And after a successful call, I reward myself with some relaxation. I know, it probably sounds weird, especially to folks who like to talk on the telephone. But God calls all kinds of people and equips those he calls to do what has to be done. It's just that what seems so awesome to some people -- like talking in front of congregations -- may be no big deal to me, while other things are real stumbling blocks.