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Can Being an Introvert Influence Career Success?

A fascinating book has been springing up everywhere and it has me intrigued. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain, is the book and the provocative topic. It’s inspired me to write about the wonderful people we call introverts. Contrary to popular belief, being an introvert does not simply mean being shy or quiet. Introversion is better defined as being a person who gains energy from being alone, and whose energy is reduced through interaction with others. For example, have you ever gone to a party, and after a…

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Setting Real Goals

Many of us find goal setting to be a challenge. We have so many things we want to achieve, so many things we dream about, but we often don’t know how to plan for our success. We know it’s important to set goals, but, we don’t often do it. Or, we do it but miss a critical element: making them measurable and time-bound. Why? Because without these elements, we can’t measure progress—in other words, we don’t know when we’ve achieved what we want to achieve. Goals need to be quantifiable for us to be able to chart…

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Lean and (Not) Mean

I’ve always been a tad overweight. Not hugely, and I hide it fairly well, but I carry around an extra 10-ish lbs that just won’t come off. I’ve tried different diet programs over the years, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, South Beach, Nutrisystem, and some things have worked for a while but obviously not permanently. It’s been pretty frustrating…. This past year I have gotten back into exercise with a gym membership I’ve actually used. I’ve done this for a few reasons: I love to dance I spend a lot of time in my head and need to…

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