5 Top #Introvert Traits We Can Be #Grateful About

introvert_gratitudeHave you noticed in the stores we’ve jumped right from Halloween to Christmas holidays? What’s missing in this picture? This year there is little decoration and still little sign of turkey and all the stuffing. But doesn’t that have the potential for us to be all the more grateful?

That’s what I love about Thanksgiving. It’s not crowded in the gratefulness arena.

This morning my pastor was talking about knowing our identity in light of God’s love. That got me thinking about how once an introvert can figure out who they are, then they can also figure out how to better navigate when happenings are more extroverting.

There’s no need to apologize, there’s no need to struggle with situations, and we, and anyone around us, can be happier being grateful for who we are.

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6 Ways to #Quiet the Brain and Boost #Creativity

It was 2010 when a collaboration partner introduced me to Snowden McFall a 29 year entrepreneur, professional speaker and author of 5 books, including Fired Up!, and Stress Express! She’s definitely an extrovert and a fabulously motivating person. When you just read her emails or hear her speak, you’ll know what this means.

This is one of her recent newsletter articles. Whether you want to Boo a noisy brain, or just invite in creativity this guest post is loaded with introvert, even extrovert wisdom.

6 Ways to #Quiet the Brain and Boost #Creativity

brain_overloadIf you’re like most busy professionals, you have very little time for yourself. Deadlines, meetings, reports, quotas, metrics, family, life obligations all take a toll on us. Your brain is constantly going. You have “cerebral congestion” or “cognitive overload.”[Continue Reading…]

Get Rid of 5 Monsters Now

monster_houseTrick or treat? Personally I’m tired of doing tricks and am ready for treats. Whether it’s a treat from someone to me, or one I give myself, with Halloween on the calendar it’s time to get rid of 5 monsters now.

Have you ever heard, “When you seek the truth, ask a wise woman?” No that is not me who I’m speaking about, but instead, it’s on the cover of my box of Wisdom of the Crone cards. It’s a gift one of my family members gave to me a few years ago.

Once in a while I lift a card from this deck of 54 cards in addition to any other personal process that day, to help me recharge my energy. Today, was one of those “help me I’m drowning”, I’m in overwhelm, kind of days. Overwhelm is a feeling, that’s it. Most of the time I bring it on or cause it myself.

This Crone deck card is one I’ve read before, and I get it on an intellectual basis: acceptance.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Acceptance.

But maybe because of recent happenings in kind of a haunting way, the words of guidance were, well, haunting.

Here’s how I will get rid of 5 monsters now:

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Brainstorming: Bane Of Most Introverts But Writers Block Tool For Bloggers

“Pass,” is usually my first reply when the first question or problem is posed in a brainstorming session. As an introvert corporate trainer giving workshops about this process, and using it during them, right from the beginning I would make saying “pass” acceptable for everyone.

Maybe you don’t know? Introverts prefer a little time to think things over. That’s why typical brainstorming – fast-paced and heaving breathing – don’t generally work for us getting our best ideas heard upfront.

But what if you want to get some expertise advice for your next blog post because you’re feeling in writer’s block prison? Now there is a brainstorm tool for the introvert who wants to either get ideas, or contribute to helping someone else, on more introverted terms.

Brainstorming: bane of most introverts but writers block tool for bloggers.

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3 Introvert Lessons from National Energy Month and Federal Income Tax

In 1913, on October 3, Federal Income Tax was made law in the USA. At that time it was just 1% to 7% of a person’s income. The song, “Carry me back” comes to mind as a way to avoid my stomach upset.

October also is National Energy Awareness Month in the USA. We’re asked to act in ways showing our awareness of how energy affects our prosperity, security and environment.

Is there any good that can come from the concurrence of these events? There are:

3 Introvert Lessons from National Energy Month and Federal Income Tax

Paying taxes is an energy drainer for me. How about you? I am not asking anything political nor wanting to know the benefits of taxes. This is simply asking do they have any affect on your energy?

introvert_energySometimes I can drive my husband crazy if I want to add something to our life to make wiser use of energy. One year I replaced our nightlights with the kind that come up pretty much at sundown. This year it was our landscape lights. The outdoor light maintenance company sold me on the idea of using LED’s instead of replacing he burned out bulbs with the same kind that usually last only a year. If you regularly add new ways into your life that contribute to wiser use of energy, raise your hand?

While taxes and energy might seem far apart in similarity, it might help to imagine that if you tax your “personal” energy every day where does that leave you as an introvert? Or, if you are an extrovert on the go?

What can you do (or not do) to go from possibly feeling out of control to in control, being regularly taxed physically, mentally, emotionally and bringing your true nature into more of your life?

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