The Unedited Introvert

*Just a note to say this post is entirely inspired by the recent two podcasts from Tara Swiger (Craft Your Enthusiasm #123 and #125) So… who is the ‘unedited introvert’? Well, it’s the me that’s typing this, from the library, on a day that I’m not meant to be writing blog posts. But I just finished […]

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3 Reasons Journaling Helps Introverts

I’ve identified myself as a ‘journal junkie’ for many years now. It started around age 12, when I discovered my older sister had been keeping a VERY SECRET journal, which lived under her pillow. I instantly became fascinated with this object. The secrecy… the mystery… the angst. So I started my own. Dear Diary*… *Note: […]

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Does Your Personality Type Affect Your Creativity?

When I first began my path attempting to become a ‘professional’ freelance illustrator, I figured part of the journey was to shmooze with other illustrators and go to networking events. Which I did. It wasn’t easy for me though – I would literally have to drag myself along to these events – and usually after a drink or two […]

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Introvert: Why You’re Probably Highly Creative

Despite the fact I’ve loved drawing from an early age, and been told I was ‘good at it’ from those crayon and felt-tip-fuelled days, I’ve always struggled with the label ‘creative.’ Yes, i could draw. As in, I could reproduce what I saw fairly accurately and quickly. But I could never equate that with being […]

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7 Networking Tips For Awkward Introverts (Like Me)

Honestly, I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys networking events… but then, most of my friends are fellow introverts who would prefer to be at home, sipping tea (or something stronger) and far away from the din of smalltalk at an awkward networking event. Too bad they’re pretty unavoidable for those of us who want […]

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Why Do Introverts Struggle To Ask For Help?

Asking for help is difficult for most people. It forces us to admit our shortcomings; our weaknesses; our vulnerability. It reveals us as the bruised peaches we are – not the shiny, unspoiled apples we wish to be seen as. Brené Brown would, I’m sure, give me some sage advice like: Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels […]

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Why Even Introverts Need a Mastermind Group-

Why Even Introverts Need a Mastermind Group

Less than a year ago, the word ‘mastermind’ to me meant a black leathery chair, a stressful spotlight and… John Humphrys. Then as the word started popping up in books I was reading (Napoleon Hill’s classic ‘Think and Grow Rich‘ being one) and podcasts I listened to. It turns out, a mastermind is actually just […]

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