I am an introvert. That means I can use my introvertedness for an excuse for not talking to people. Well, this excuse doesn’t make me very effective.
I’ve had to find a way to have meaningful conversations, even as an introvert. Finding a workaround to my ailment of introvertedness is effective.
Part of . . . → Read More: The second question
Have you ever been to a potluck? A potluck is when everyone brings a dish to share. I know that I am more likely to put on my plate what I brought to the potluck. Why? Because I know how it was cooked, what ingredients were used, and I know I like it.
. . . → Read More: What do you eat at a potluck?
Introverts like me struggle with starting a conversation with someone they don’t know. Self-talk is my adversary when I hear myself say, “Why would someone be interested in me?” I have learned in this case that I should listen to my self-talk. Most people aren’t interested in what you have to say. It might . . . → Read More: I don’t know you; Starting a meaningful conversation
Conversations with people are not always pleasant. In fact, sometimes conversations are down right unpleasant and awkward. Unfortunately sometimes these conversations are also necessary for your own good, the other person’s own good, or the good of both of you.
Earlier this week I delivered a program about initiating awkward . . . → Read More: “I need to talk with you. . . ” Having a difficult conversation
I use Google’s Gmail because I think it is better than any email system I have ever used. Gmail is not perfect and it works differently in many ways from most other email systems but the benefits continue to provide additional value to me. I’ve already made my argument for using an Internet based email in a previous post: . . . → Read More: Why I use Google Mail