Showing posts with label change. Show all posts
Showing posts with label change. Show all posts

Jul 14, 2017

What I Care About

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Dear reader,

If you have been following the Working Quietly blog recently, you may have noticed a few things are getting changed around here. More important, however, are the reasons why I'm changing things up and what it all has to do with my goodbye post last month. I hope you will continue to stay on for the ride, it is not over yet!

Jan 3, 2015

2015: You Can Change More Than Just Your Socks!

It's a new year, and change is a healthy thing.  Well folks, it's time for a change here too.  I've decided to turn over a new leaf for the blog, and you'll be seeing a few changes around here in the coming days and weeks. If you're here for inspiration on how to be an introvert in the workplace, don't worry because there'll still be plenty of servings! So, what exactly is changing? 

Four years ago, it all started with an idea

When I was working (and withering) away in my third full-time software job just a few years ago, "it" finally hit me. What? That epiphany that seems to explain the root of all of the problems I was enduring at work, in one simple sentence.

Dec 28, 2014

Make A Fresh Start With A New Year's Undo!

I'd like to take this chance to wish you, my loyal reader, an early Happy 2015! It's that time of year to celebrate what's been accomplished in the year that's almost over and, you read it correctly, make some undo's for the new year! So, what's that exactly?

Over the past few years, I've gotten into the habit of skipping the usual guilt-inducing new year's resolutions in favor of something a lot more powerful and life altering. Why? Because it actually freaking works, that's why!

Nov 29, 2014

Don't Be An Entrepreneur, Just Work For Yourself

When you were growing up, did you ever want to be rich or famous? Or maybe both? I certainly had these ambitions when I was younger, when I wanted to make a loud and flashy entrance into the business world.

When I look back at that self-portrait in my mind, I'm astounded by how different of a person I've become. I've achieved a lot of goals, but the ones that I'm most proud of didn't turn out exactly as I had planned. I might have wanted to make millions by the time I was 30, and I didn't do that, but I still became rich beyond my wildest dreams.


Oct 19, 2014

The Bland Entrepreneur

If you're reading this, you're probably working in a job that you need but do not like, or one that you do not need, but you're unsure of where to go next in your career.

Is this you?  This was me just a few years ago.  Honestly, my life felt like one big contradiction, and I couldn't quite make sense of where I was, and where I was going.

Sep 14, 2014

The Biggest Opportunity For Introverts In Mid-Career

Are you an introvert in mid-career, and you're not sure what to do next? It can be easy to feel like you're alone in this struggle, and that you're the only person on the planet who can't seem to fit into a comfortable professional life.

I certainly felt this way a few years ago, and I didn't know what my next move was going to be. Going through this phase in my career, however, I discovered something about my personality, and my introversion, that set me free to pursue my passions on my own terms.

Jun 13, 2014

Embrace the "no", but work your way up to a "yes"

I don't know if this is specifically an introvert thing, but usually when I get asked to do something new, which requires me to step outside my comfort zone, my initial and predictable reaction is to say: NO WAY! To an outside observer, this response would provide a fairly clear indication of how I intend to proceed with their request.

Thankfully, though, over the years I have learned that there are many shades of "no" in business, and it is simply not helpful to vocalize your first reaction to a new situation, especially when there is a chance that you will ultimately work your way up to enthusiastically saying yes. This might be a difficult concept to grasp if you are naturally more comfortable with having a constant stream of new information and experiences weaved into the tapestry of your life. For some of us, however, dealing with constantly changing plans and fast-paced decisions can lead to a sensory and information overload in our brains, so we naturally need some time to think things through.