Raffle Fun and Free Giveaway for: Communication Toolkit for Introverts

With a book release being somewhat like a roller coaster of events, there is really, no time like the present for all things marketing. Besides… I’m one who likes to have fun no matter what is happening, and it is time for some raffle fun and a free giveaway.

Raffle Fun and Free Giveaway for: Communication Toolkit for Introverts
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Since the publisher has one hold-up, due to an issue with the final editing staff, it’s still time to keep going. The twist of it is, to have some fun during the wait!

The publisher is more than agreeable to make several copies (PDF and paperback) available for this. You’ll see there are 3 (three) different prizes.

I’m using Rafflecopter to make life easy! Rafflecopter has the tools that a) randomly selects a number of winners from the entrants pool b) help to verify the winners’ entries & c) announce the winners directly on the widget.

All raffle entry details and your chance to enter are below, starting Friday August 29, 2014 at 6am EST. It will end on Friday September 19, 2014 at 6am EST.

I will post winners names the week of September 22, 2014.

So whether you call it a raffle or sweepstake, these books are given away to winners selected at random, at no cost regardless of the format.

Good luck.

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Ah if only there were other kinds of “Copters” for other life situations.

Imagine this with me: you’ve written a book, it’s all edited, but the book is stuck some where in between the final edit and proof and the publication.

A “PublishCopter” approaches and hovers over the publisher.

“PublisherCopter” creates enough turbulence with it’s wings that every word on every page falls right into place.

Next thing is the book goes to print.

“PublishCopter” is printing out copies for distribution through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and others.

Your book launch and book tour has begun. Oh wait!

I’m not at this stage yet. It sure was feeling good though.

But remember, it’s time for some fun. There are plenty of ways for you to enter.

The prizes are plentiful: 3 copies of the downloadable PDF, 1 copy of the paperback, and 1 copy of the paperback with a coaching session if you would like.

Much thanks to the generosity of my publisher.

On to the raffle fun and free giveaways for you. 

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How Do You Get Over It When Things Go Wrong?

For my loyal readers, many who are friends, thank you for all your support. It’s been over a year of writing, editing, and seeing the book Communication Toolkit for Introverts to publication. The final product is almost ready.

Since the publisher has one hold-up, due to an issue with the final editing staff, it’s still time to keep going. The twist of it is, to have some fun during the wait! The publisher is more than agreeable to make several copies (PDF and paperback) available for this. More on that the end of this week so stay tuned for a fun raffle.

How Do You Get Over It When Things Go Wrong?

It’s not as if this is the only thing that has gone wrong for me. My goodness, there have been several situations this year which went on for weeks if not months. The nature and scope of some of those situations make the book launch pale in comparison.

Instead it’s more that this delay, going wrong for several months, usually occurs after a big turn in the process. This was no exception.

We finished the first round of edits back in March, just one month or two after my completion of writing.

The the book cover was complete in April.

In May it was looking as if that end of June was going to be a reality for Communication Toolkit for Introverts. 

Not so.

The publisher went through a passive reorganization. If you now or ever worked in corporate America, you likely understand the havoc that can wreak on all stakeholders.

Those are the kind of – things gone wrong – that affect me the most. The ones that come up unexpectedly.

Reflecting about this delay after delay (it’s the end of the second and I’m told final delay) meant I needed to both go within, and find inspiration outside myself.

Here are some wonderful quotations I found myself reflecting on.

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Make the Best of When Things Go Wrong

Patricia Weber Make the Best of When Things Go Wrong

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A list of quotes about what to do when things go wrong.

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  1. 1. "Darling when things go wrong in life, this is what you do. You lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yoursel...

    "Darling when things go wrong in life, this is what you do. You lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yoursel...
  2. 2. Keep Calm and Carry On

    Keep Calm and Carry On
  3. 3. "The man who smiles when things go wrong, has thought of someone to blame it on." Robert Bloch

    "The man who smiles when things go wrong, has thought of someone to blame it on." Robert Bloch
  4. 4. "Things go wrong but life goes on."

    "Things go wrong but life goes on."
  5. 5. "When things go wrong, don't go with them." Elvis Presley

    "When things go wrong, don't go with them." Elvis Presley
  6. 6. "When some things go wrong, take a moment to be grateful for the many more things that are still going right." Annie ...

    "When some things go wrong, take a moment to be grateful for the many more things that are still going right." Annie ...
  7. 7. "She stood in the storm and when the winds did not go her way, she adjusted her sails." Elizabeth Edwards

    "She stood in the storm and when the winds did not go her way, she adjusted her sails." Elizabeth Edwards
  8. 8. "When things go wrong don't go down with them. Climb up and stay strong."

    "When things go wrong don't go down with them. Climb up and stay strong."
  9. 9. "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things call fall together." Marilyn Monroe

    "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things call fall together." Marilyn Monroe
  10. 10. If everything is going your way, you’re in the wrong direction.

    If everything is going your way, you’re in the wrong direction.
  11. 11. “What do I know?" Michele d Montaigne

    “What do I know?" Michele d Montaigne
  12. 12. "Laugh… a lot.. and make that martini:)" Jacqueline Gum

    "Laugh… a lot.. and make that martini:)" Jacqueline Gum

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How Can We Make Life Less To Do About Performance?

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How can we make life less to do about performance and more about fulfillment?

What? Isn’t it all about landing the next project? Getting the next client? Writing the next blog post? Making more money? Hosting the next fabulous dinner party?

Help! Unplug me.

Recently the pastor in the church I often attend was talking about how our lives are all about performance here on earth.  Then, there was the sad untimely passing of Robin Williams, indisputably a comic genius. Maybe it’s the point on the path in life that I’m on that makes certain words (messages) and sad events (dying) more relevant.

If we believe our lives don’t begin and end on earth then even the statement credited to Dr. Wayne Dyer supports both things like my pastor’s message and peoples deaths:

“I am a human being, not a human doing. Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren’t what you do.”

Yet many of us continue to act this way, the doing way, me included. It’s not necessarily a more introvert or extrovert thing other than as an introvert myself, this is my view of the story.

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Bad drama and good stories for introverts to navigate

good_and_bad_dramaI’m a sucker for assessments. Personal assessments. I found one today you might be interested in about how to communicate from your strengths. You know my rant about using your strengths as someone more introverted? That’s what drew me to it. Plus, it’s free; even more of a draw. I’ll share it with you at the end – or jump to the end now. It’s there.

I didn’t like the results of this assessment. Hahaha.

It identified my two top strengths and revealed a quieter strength that I have which I don’t often use. Why the heck did I have to focus on the negative again?

That got me to thinking about bad and good drama.

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Could an introvert, even extrovert, be their own worst enemy?

 

introvert enemyOn a recent radio show guest appearance, helping introverts to sort out their ability to succeed in sales, it occurred to me how the label is not effectively serving some introverts. Then as serendipitous events go, an online training course came my way bringing up this issue in another way. With continued misconceptions, whether we are an introvert or extrovert we might be our own worst enemy.

Introvert label enemy

When you look in a mirror do you stop and think, “Hey I’m an introvert,” or maybe an extrovert? I sure as heck do not. I’m looking for those friendly frown lines, that stray eyebrow lash, and in a full-length mirror looking at how I like the color of the shirt I picked for the day.

But step away from the mirror and you will find a different kind of thinking. It’s those thoughts, ideas and ramblings in your head of another kind.

Like, “Hey, I’m an introvert and I can’t succeed in sales,” or “My introversion doesn’t make it possible for me to enjoy networking.” If you want to believe these labels you are carrying around, then they have boxed you in.

Just who is in control of what we believe? We are![Continue Reading...]