its a noisy world out there
And we all have to live in it. But that doesn't have to mean we do it on other's terms. People need a little more silence in their life.
we talk about all the same things about life, just with some of the different problems introverts have. Some interviews with other introverts and every once in a while an extrovert with some good info for us.
Build you life the way you need to. Find work that makes you happy and pays the bills. Geek out on your favorite shows or books. Take up what little corner in your world you need.
No matter what time of year it is, there is always so much stuff going on. Whether it be a holiday, birthday party or wedding, frequent get-togethers have one thing in common: constant interaction with people. And since no two people on this planet are the same, that means disagreements, hurt feelings and confrontations are bound to happen sooner or later.
The problem with confrontation isn’t the act itself, it’s how people go about doing it.
Today, we will be talking about scheduling and planning your time. But before all of you introverted free-spirits snuff at the idea of being “boxed in”, hear me out, because this is a life skill that can benefit anyone’s life and wellbeing.
We all must stay organized in life, am I right? I mean, it is somewhat necessary to keep our lives in order so we don’t live in complete chaos. And you may think that as an introvert, you are safe from experiencing disorder. But even though we like to stay safe in our own little world, there are going to be times where we just have to go out and socialize, network and engage with people (our version of “chaos, right?). Families, friends, co-workers, doctors…it is inevitable that we will have to exchange a word or two with them every now and then.
Introvert business owners: Does the thought of social media make you cringe? How about writing your own copy, or networking online?
If you answered “yes” to those questions, have you ever thought how an advertising agency could help you step out of your introvert’s bubble and level-up your brand?
I had so much fun interviewing Michelle and Russ on how they make working together work and how they help other small businesses.
Welcome back to the Introvert’s Bubble Podcast. Last week, we explored side hustles, what they are and the benefits of exploring the world of business ownership. This week, I will be going into detail with the steps I took to start my Courageous Creativity and keep it running long and strong.
As we discussed in the previous episode, it is better to start off a side-hustle as just that: a “side” hustle. My advice is to keep your 9 to 5 so you can have a steady income while you build your new life as a business owner. You will have to make sacrifices in other areas of your life, such as implementing a budget, staying in instead of going out (oh, the torture!), and working on the weekends. But in the end, the financial freedom and extreme happiness will be worth it.
Nowadays, I have found that jobs are not very secure. And since not many of my friends and family know what it is that I do for work, I decided to dedicate this episode to the art of the side hustle.
What is a side hustle?
It is a job that you have, in addition to your 9-5, to make some extra money. Whether it be temp/seasonal job or all-year; online or in-person.
I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day.
I don’t feel that there should be one out of 365 days reserved to celebrate your relationship. It seems kind of silly. If you have a partner, you should want to touch them, give gifts and be good to each other all the time, right? But, since we are half-way into February, I figured that today’s episode would be the perfect time to discuss introverts and romantic relationships.
Introverts crave love and connection, just like anyone else. However, it can be tough for us to navigate romance. On one hand, being in a relationship is great because you have a good amount of intimate one-on-one time together. But then there are those times that are hard for the introverted partner (going out, serious conversations, trying new things) and it is important to have those discussions early in the relationship in order to avoid conflict.
Solitude. You need it, I need it, everyone needs it. But we as introverts crave and celebrate it more than anything in this world.
What is solitude, and why is it so important to protect it? Solitude is what most people call “me-time”, but it is so much more than that to people like me and you. It is the precious opportunity to curl up with a good book, toss on some headphones and get away from the busy-ness of the world (basically, it’s a way to tell everyone to leave us alone so we can breathe!).
In today’s society, there is this crazy thought that everyone needs to be together all the time. But the truth is, we innovate so much better when we take a moment (or two, or three) to ourselves. It took me years to learn how to protect my solitude. And yes, I lost friends and things that I thought were important, but in the end, my quality of life outweighed the stress of trying to be “on” all the time.
Today on episode 8 of the Kicking & Screaming podcast, I will be tackling a few questions my fellow introverts have submitted, and answering them in detail for the rest of our listeners. We will be covering everything from stepping outside the box, to balancing style and comfort and holding on to your dignity in relationships.
Just wanted to pop in to let you guys know its time for me to hibernate... Just kidding. But I am taking time off for the holidays and my birthday next month (and wedding anniversary). I'm in major planning mode for the rest of the year. So I should be back by mid-January.
Planning the next batch of podcast episodes. Working with a new manufacturer for my apparel. And just a bunch of new products for you. I hope you have lots of fun stuff coming too. Extra aerial training. And working more on my art and photography, and writing a book.
This episode was something I just thought of. I really want to know how other cultures really integrated their own introverts. I've read about a few of them, but rarely much info. So I decided to look into one that I grew up in.