Why Valentine’s Day Can Be Amazing for Introverts

How is your Valentine’s Day going to be? While there are many different holidays around February, Valentine’s Day seems to have little competition.happy-valentines-day-introverts

Unbelievably a Quirky Alone Day got my attention in thinking what might also interest my innie friends. It reads like it has a purpose of being about all kinds of love. In my opinion, without self-love, it’s tough to spread that love around.

Regardless of which holiday you celebrate, and even if you celebrate more than one, we more introverted can both love our self and take bolder actions just being who we are. The truth is, the give and take of displays of love, care and kindness need to start with how you treat yourself in these ways, or not.[Continue Reading…]

How Introverts Who Sell Can Rev Up Sales by Slowing Down

Just as Nixon enacted Auto Speed Reduction Day for energy conservation in 1973, introverts in business who sell may want to declare their own Sales Speed Reduction day for energy conservation. Extroverts, more like solar powered items, continually and speedily energize by doing things.

How Introverts Who Sell Can Rev Up Sales by Slowing Down

Extroverts, more like solar powered items, continually and speedily energize by doing things. Introverts, more like

Introverts, more like flashlights, need to stop and replace batteries to keep on going.

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Does the Early Bird Really Get the Worm?

Maybe you’ve thought about becoming a morning person? Or like me, you are one? There’s an earlier blogpost with numerous tips to know how you can be more of an early riser.

This post is a combination of an original infographic and post by Brittany Thompson originally appearing on AffordableSchools.net  This infographic takes a look at the Early Bird versus the Night Owl regarding success in careers and how they live their lives. Some studies show that morning people may be more successful in careers, yet night owls are more intelligent and creative gaining that advantage over their morning loving peers.

If you would like to know if more introverts or extroverts are morning people can you help with taking this 30-second quiz. Please share the quiz too, and I’ll report out the findings.

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Top Ten 2015 Actually Revealing Blogposts for #Introverts

The New Year is just ahead. If it’s helpful for us as bloggers, looking back to discover what has worked for our blogging can be either a surprise or validation. Let me share with you a mix of the best, the better and the worst of my blog posts. Fortunately the worst is on my own blog and not on a guest blog post.

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Top Ten 2015 Actually Revealing Blogposts for #Introverts

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Introvert Easy Self-Care to Stress Less Over Holidays

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Holidays: it’s one of the times of every year when an introvert often feels more drained, in particular if without a plan or some useful tips.Between the last minute shopping, the gift-wrapping, the planning and the cooking, the week of Christmas can get insanely stressful.

Between the last minute shopping, the gift-wrapping, the planning and the cooking, the week of Christmas can get insanely stressful.

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time for families.

Here are some tips to help you stress less during Christmas week and enjoy the holiday to the fullest.

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Labels serve a purpose but are they any good? #introverts

Do you label people? How does that work for you?

How do you think labeling ourselves as introvert or extrovert affects us?

I’ve grown up with “label with caution.” Even when I facilitate a workshop, I ask people to place a tent card with their name on it, so I don’t acknowledge them with a, “Hey you” label. Oh dear, but aren’t names labels? If they are, is there anything wrong with that kind of label?[Continue Reading…]

Business Networking Tip: How to Make and Utilize Contacts, Not Lose Them

Networking is the art of making and using your contacts.

Too often people think it’s all about “getting,” but the truth is, you have to give to get.

Just how do you make this philosophy work?

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Introverts Holiday: More Responsibility to Value Recharge and Recover

This morning on a news interview about, how to ace an interview, the interviewee’s comments are a reminder that there is still so much confusion about introvert versus shy.

When I heard her start to give her top tips she credited a previous Forbes list, and I heard, “It was really meant to help introverts. People that are shy …”

“What!!” I screamed at the woman on the television business news broadcast.

If the understanding that introvert equates to shy is still a misconception, let’s walk things back a bit and clarify what the key distinction is what it means to be more introverted.

Many more people today understand that a key distinction of someone more introverted – how they get their energy, their stamina – is from their inner self. That’s opposite from the extrovert energized from all things and all people going on around them.

Because life naturally has so much extroverting in it, especially around the holidays, we want to be responsible introverts and take care of our energy. Why bother to recover and recharge?

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Sing the 12 Days of Christmas like the Introvert You Are

Holidays and introverts are only close words in a dictionary. In life, the events and this people style don’t always mix easily.

In years past the traffic and crowded stores were too much for some of us. Now add in the additional stress due to technology in our lives.

As you listen to this song or sing it (even just think it) in your head: ♪♪♬♫ On the first day of Christmas, which is getting close, substitute the words, I gave these gifts to me ♪♪♬♫. Ahem:

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Top Ten Introvert Ways To Put Fun Back In Dysfunctional

Isn’t everyone dysfunctional to some degree?

We may have a dysfunctional family; or we may be the dysfunctional family member! Maybe we’re a dysfunctional parent, or maybe we have one. Because of all the negative perception about introverts, we may qualify to raise our hand, “Yes! I’m dysfunctional.”

Let’s just stop that now and find a way to put the fun back in dysfunctional as relates to us.

Top Ten Introvert Ways To Put Fun Back In Dysfunctional

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