Love, Care and Kindness with your introvert friend, lover, spouse

How is your Valentine’s Day? Romance, flowers, chocolate, and wine? Like many holidays, the introvert isn’t so easily turned on with a lot of fan fare about these kinds of events. At least I’m not. My preference is to celebrate as much love, care and kindness as possible all year long. This got me thinking about, where does this love, care and kindness come from? How do you give it to others? Can it easily become a daily habit?

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…]

Does the Word “Doctor” Make You Uncomfortable? How to Avoid Walking in Cold

For many people, the word “doctor” is a loaded one. It carries with it a lot of baggage. On the one hand, these people do have a great deal of knowledge in their field of expertise and should be respected for the skill they bring to their work. In many cases, that respect gets translated into an assumption that doctors are somehow in a separate category from the rest of us lowly humans, and that is simply not true.

If you want to feel more comfortable when you reach out to doctors, it’s going to take some practice (pun intended). Being an introvert can be used to your advantage in a world that values traits normally associated with extroverts. While you may find making the initial contact with a physician harder than a more outgoing personality type, once you have been able to get in touch with the doctor, you can use your superior listening skills and soft-spoken manner to your advantage.[Continue Reading…]

How Do You Feel When You Are Duped?

First there was the media attention to Beyoncé’s  lip-synching at this year’s Presidential inauguration. She was stunning at the Super Bowl though. There was also Lance Armstrong’s almost sad apology on Oprah. Also was a confusing report of  Manti T’eo’s fake girlfriend. The list could go on.  Any one or all of these situations might have left you feeling deceived.

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The Introvert’s Inner Critic: Don’t Let it Block Your Success

Introverts face specific challenges with their inner critics. Don’t let your inner critic sabotage your business confidence and success. Discover how to transform your inner critic into a supportive internal business coach. Once you understand the potentially positive power of your inner critic and practice proven tools, you’ll easily and rapidly transform your internal censor into a powerful ally. You’ll become Your Authentic Self: the empowered, confident person you’ve always been destined to become. [Continue Reading…]

Are You an Introvert Blogger Who Wants More Retweets More Easily?

Some people are claiming that 2013 is the year of video. In a Happy New Year email to one of my blogging friends, I committed to leaving my procrastination with this tool behind me. Disclaimer:I am a novice at instructional video like this. Move on if you are expecting to see a Hollywood-like production. However, if you want a quick overview of an easy tool to get more Retweets, Facebook likes and Goggle+ of your content, or bloggers whose work you admire, then this Just Rewteet, is a tool to consider. And if you are an introvert who wants more retweets more easily, this is a time and energy saver. Hooray for disconnecting from overwhelm! Here are some highlights, or watch the above video for similar.[Continue Reading…]

The secret to fast sustainable profit

Many of us are online because we what to create a business income from our gifts and talents. Others of us are here to have fun connecting with family and friends. Still others want to broaden their social circle, learn, express themselves, shop and more.

But even if you are not online for business and you want to learn how to move your business to the next level, my online collaboration partner of 3 years, Monique MacKinnon, is passionate about sharing what she knows about doing just that- getting faster to sustainable profit.[Continue Reading…]

Top Ten 2012 Introvert Blog Posts

It didn’t start with Dave Letterman and it won’t be ending any time soon. Today there seems to be a top ten list for everything. Why not use the beginning of the year to post a Top Ten List, of whatever you want? No one list is likely going to be the same.

Here is one of my lists, in no particular order, of what I believe to be my Top Ten 2012 Introvert Blog Posts, created over at

NOTE: You can read any particular post by clicking on it’s link or if you are a follower of my blog, you can VOTE a particular post one that you took interest in.

Do you have a  Top Ten List you would like to share here?

5 Annoying Online Social Networking Actions You Need to Stop

Going into 2013 gives hope, a sense of renewal and hopefully, improved etiquette on social networking websites. Without some people making some changes, we’re likely to hear complaints of the same old annoyances all year long. I’ll be waving my flag as I lead the parade to minimize those 5 annoying online social networking actions you need to stop.[Continue Reading…]

2013 Social Media Marketing Tips for the Introvert

If you’re a natural introvert, there’s no reason at all to stay away from social media. We’re not necessarily shy, we just often need to wade into something with the word social. But don’t let the word ‘social’ throw you off. Social media sites offer an introvert-friendly platform for introverts to be social on their own terms. You get to interact with others, but keep control at the same time. Many introverts find they get in touch with their extrovert side online. I’ve even been accused of being an extrovert! Imagine that.

As we go into a New Year, consider what social media marketing tips for the introvert will help you the most.[Continue Reading…]

Introvert Style New Year’s Resolutions from Introverts in the Know

With the miserable statistics about success with New Year’s Resolutions, really why would we want to bother with setting any? Satisticbrain has the skinny on them including, the percent of people who are successful in achieving their resolution, just 8%!

If there’s one thing I know about some introverts, not only are we drawn to research and statistics, but some of us like a challenge. We don’t want to go along with the 92%.

One of the things I love about introverts is that we communicate in succinct ways. That’s what you need to maintain your sanity if you want to set New Year’s Resolutions: specificity and clear intentions.

If setting and achieving resolutions is on your list this year, I’ve gathered some of the best tips from introvert specialists, introverts in the know. Read what 10 of them have to say are their suggestions or, even an “I resolve,” that they are considering for themselves.

Here you go with ideas for introvert style New Year’s resolutions.
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