Archive for July, 2015

The Myth of “Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone”

In 2007 when I made the decision to leave my job and go off on my own, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I had no plan and no safety net. My first attempt at entrepreneurship was to sign up in a network marketing company. I attempted (very […]

Guest Post: Using Social Media to Attract Enterprise B2B Clients

For today’s post, I interviewed David Williams, professional photographer and cinematographer. David specializes in corporate head shots. I have known David personally and professionally since 2010. David shot both of my two all-time favorite headshots. I’ve also seen numerous other examples of his photography and it has always gotten rave reviews. David also brings a […]

Who is Your Enemy? (Hint: It’s Not Your Competitor)

Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art, wrote a compelling post back in 2014 that helped me to understand why I was having a hard time stayed motivated to write. Here was the problem: I hadn’t defined my enemy. There was a time when I used to believe that I could make it through […]

Guest Post: 3 Steps for Introverted Entrepreneurs to Soar to Sales Success

A big thanks to Leslie Flowers, who shares her experience in today’s guest post! I attended Leslie’s mastermind program several years ago as well as several of her workshops. I’ve also had the privilege to sit in on a number of her talks about goal-setting and personal development.  What if your voice as an introvert was […]

Business Books: Entertainment vs. Application

The other day, when I was standing in Barnes and Noble, I came to the realization that I don’t need any more books. All I need to do is put the ones I’ve read into more active use. In fact, if I were to apply 1% of what I’ve read, I would be wildly successful! […]

The Hidden Benefits of Toastmasters for Introverts

If you dread the idea of going out to “networking groups” and introducing yourself to random strangers, you might find a Toastmasters club to be more to your liking. I have been a member of Toastmasters since 2007, the same year that I moved to Raleigh. I have been a member of the same club […]

New Introvert Facebook Group

I’ve started a new Facebook group for introverts. I’d like to grow it into an online think tank where people share their experiences and challenges. You can join the group here. What I really found interesting: I resisted starting this group. I felt that I needed to think about it more. I thought that I needed […]

What’s Next After the “One on One”?

Since 2007, I have visited and belonged to numerous business networking groups and events. One of the most common themes that I’ve observed is that people are always looking for a way to extend new relationships past the point of the initial introduction. However, most people don’t have any effective way to do it. Here’s […]

How Does a Blog Get You Hired?

I’ve gotten hired for a handful of small jobs over the past few years because someone saw something on my blog that they liked. However, I haven’t found any approach that works consistently. I also have never met anyone who landed a full-time job (or who regularly gets paying freelance work) as a direct result […]

Breaking Free from Analysis Paralysis

As an introvert, I am prone to “analysis paralysis.” My tendency is to overthink problems and solutions and put off taking action until I am absolutely certain of the answer. When it comes to unclear challenges with many possible solutions, I run the risk of never taking any action at all. Last night, I had […]