5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 13, from #Introvert Inspirer

New blog post roundup format starting this week:

There are personal notes before the blog post title about what caught my attention with this particular post, lead in content to give you the overall direction of the selected post and then the link to some of my favorite blog posts.

Enjoy the round-up this week.

5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 13, from #Introvert Inspirer

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Communication Toolkit for Introverts: Preview Chapter – Communication Preferences of Introverts and Extroverts

In acting to supplement my publisher’s marketing, they responded quickly to my request: to get a sample chapter or two in a downloadable format for you. Just in time for summer holiday blog planning!

If you want small doses of the first chapter, just subscribe to the blog in the red sign-up box on the home page to get notices of each blog post.

If you want to read the whole chapter, without giving any email or getting on any list, go to http://bit.ly/CTIonPackt and read at your leisure.

Over the next few weeks, you’ll be getting an inside peek of the first chapter. Then in the fall you’ll get one of my favorites chapter six.

NOTE: the images, except for a chart or diagram you might see as noted included, are only part of this blog.

Let’s get started with:

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 12, from #Introvert Inspirer

Some fun stuff this week for introverts! Who doesn’t like having fun?

Maybe you’ll be interested in some fun as an introvert – take the introvert TV personality test, whether you’re an introvert or extrovert. It works for either.

Or maybe like me you are looking for valuable tips for LinkedIn this week, then learn maybe something you don’t already know about how to use their blogging platform.

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Hugging Into Your Next Blog Post Could Be What You Need

My motivation for this post seemed about as low as the day I had to drive our 1970 Chevy Nova on fumes. This low fuel situation is a must when transporting a car for an automobile auction.

But when you are a blogger, you sometimes do have to add fuel from outside yourself.

Let me tell you, I tossed around idea after idea on paper, in my notes, in my meditations and even on a walk in the hot weather we are having.

Maybe introverts and extrovert could agree about certain rules of hug etiquette? But I could be wrong! And that might make for an upcoming post.

Instead, let me tell you:

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 11, from #Introvert Inspirer

As I was reviewing these specially selected posts for your consideration my first aha was, “Even though too much coffee affects the introvert brain more than extrovert brain, we might need more for a 30 days straight blogging challenge.”

Two disconnected blog posts meeting point!

So just for fun now.

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Are You Ready for the Benefits of Unplugging?

We’re all so tied up daily with our technology, our screens. There are smartphone texts and social media, computer, tablet, and television.

Do we think of life without them? As an introvert over dependence on these technology tools can get in the way of my preference for a quiet mind.

As much as I’ve discussed with my husband the possibility of us taking a no screen day holiday, just one day, he is not sold.

No computer.

No TV.

No tablets. Book or Kindle allowed.

No SMS on phone — only calls.

I’ve been researching the idea looking for some benefits that communicate, “What’s in it for him.” The ideas are still percolating before I talk with him again about it.

Then I wondered if you …

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Shhh …. How the Quiet Revolution is Growing

I learned I was more introverted when I was about 40 years old. I completed the MBTI during a management retreat, and it rated me as an INTJ. My Italian family didn’t believe me although no one likely knew what introverted meant. Family and friends assumed I was a shy but often brassy Italian girl from Long Island.

“Oh dear, this means my sales career is over,” was my first thought.

Seriously, I was close to the top of my game being just promoted to sales manager. I had no idea this was a career path not to be traveled by introverts let alone to be successful in it. Guess those executive recruiters didn’t know much about this at that time?

Discovering my quieter nature explained so much to me. I had a flashback to my Italian family traditions. “That’s it. They were always my encouragers to speak up.” That would likely make for another interesting post about growing up as an Italian, who’s more of an introvert.

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 10, from #Introvert Inspirer

top-blogsRelevant reading this week around introverts, blogging and social media, is on the rise and it was tempting to add a bonus read, number 6. Causing you to feel overwhelmed is not the goal of these weekly snippets but instead, just giving you a chance to scan and find one or two helpful or inspiring posts.

For sure this was tough choosing however, I leave the reading choices to you.

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Are You Aware of 3 Mistakes Keeping You in the Desert-like Introvert Conversation?

Is it lack of confidence? Maybe you don’t have an interest? Could it be you are afraid of some failure? Call it what you want but we can often make conversation mistakes because of anxiousness or anxiety about ourselves, rather than not taking full advantage of who we are authentically.

My husband and I took a desert tour in Arizona a few years ago. Some tips on making it out alive if you had to can also help us out of any introvert desert-like conversation. Not paying attention to what we might consider doing differently next time can keep up feeling like we’re in that desert.

Do you have actions you do even though you don’t “feel” like it? Maybe you are thinking of making your bed – you do it, but you aren’t all into it. Or you think of doing laundry and – you aren’t all into it either, but you do it. Well, then you know how to get from the desert to an oasis.

Let’s avoid a panic over these fears.

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How Are You Allowing Blogging to Expand Your Abundance?

more-abundanceDon’t we want our blogging to attract followers, fans, commenters and customers? Attracting anyone like this, and more types of results are welcome in plentiful numbers.

Plentiful is the operative word. Plentiful being abundant and life it could be – joy, peace, health, security, wealth or you name what is you want more.

Best actions and mindset for Abundance always grab my attention. When Denis Roberts, CEO of Business Coaching for Premium Coaches told me about his new, Group Coaching With Friends For Abundance, my curiosity kicked in. I’ve known Denis through LinkedIn for several years now. Once we talked, I felt I must interview him for you to learn about this.

Many of you know me from a popular LinkedIn group, Bloggers Helping Bloggers. When I heard the description of this new group coaching, it sounded close to what we expect from those collaborative groups. Denis has what he calls is a slight shift.

I wondered about coaches who might want to know what Denis does differently as a coach, and how he’s filling the gap of traditional coach training.

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