Get Out of Your Head

Has this happened to you? You step forward to give a presentation to a group, and moments before you begin you start to question yourself. “Do I have what they want?” “Have I forgotten something?” “Am I right for this?” If you’re an introvert, I know this has happened to you. Truth is, if you .. read more

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On August 19th, 2014, posted in: focus, meaning, value by

Stay alone or connect?

Like many introverts, I often dread leaving my comfy, familiar environment to meet others – especially when I feel tired. When I’m tired, I’m down on myself, and I believe I need a cocoon. This happened yesterday. Once a month I meet with fellow professional speakers to share progress in our marketing, audience responses and .. read more

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On October 15th, 2012, posted in: adrenaline, calm, energy, meaning, pushing forward by

From Security Blanket to Sport Coat

Yesterday’s Rethink the Security Blanket post introduced the idea Linus Van Pelt shares in Snowflakes of adjusting from wrapping his security blanket around him to donning himself in its splendor. As introverts, we usually wrap ourselves up in the blanket to avoid moving forward in social settings that make us feel anxious. We can take some .. read more

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On December 7th, 2011, posted in: conviction, meaning, progress by

Building Conversation

I can remember sitting at the cafeteria tables with my high school friends listening to spirited conversation about fashion, music or relationships while I nodded my head and smiled between bites of my lunch. I wanted to appear interested eventhough I hadn’t a clue what to say. Although my mind was chatting away – I .. read more

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On November 30th, 2011, posted in: controlling conversation, introverts, meaning by