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Sharing My World – Week 39

Here is my contribution to Share Your World for this week.  (Scroll to the bottom for more info on SYW.) Did you ever get lost? Many, many times, but usually only in my head. When we first got our GPS system in our car, we would deliberately drive until we were lost and then let…

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Strength of Preparation

Chapter 5 of “Quiet Influence; The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference” by Jennifer Kahnweiler is about the introvert strength of Preparation. As in the previous blogs, words in italics are my comments. Kahnweiler feels that while extroverts tend to “wing it” when faced with projects, introverts “… spend quiet time reflecting on their purpose…

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Reinventing Apartment Buildings

We live in a small town (15,000 people) in the country about a 45 minute drive south of the center of our state’s largest city, Portland, Oregon (609,000 people).  We have windows in every room, with plenty of sunlight, even during our drab, dark rainy season.  When I look out my window I see trees,…

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Too Much Quiet Time!

Chapter 4 of “Quiet Influence; The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference” by Jennifer Kahnweiler is about the introvert strength of Taking Quiet Time.  The chapter ends with a warning of overuse of Quiet Time. Say it isn’t so!  We can have too much Quiet Time?  Of course we can.  Kahnweiler says that too much…

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Sharing My World – Week 38

Here is my contribution to Share Your World for this week.  (Scroll to the bottom for more info on SYW.) If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be? A tree.  I love trees.  I’d be a gorgeous redwood like we have lining our street. (Here is a funny story for all…

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Making More Time For Quiet Time

Chapter 4 of “Quiet Influence; The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference” by Jennifer Kahnweiler is about the introvert strength of Taking Quiet Time. So if taking quiet time for ourselves is important, how can we do that?  Kahnweiler interviewed a number of successful introverts and shares some of their secrets.  (My comments are in…

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I know I’m due to give you another installment of “Quiet Influence“, but the latest edition of Brain Pickings arrived in my inbox this morning and I would like to share it with you. Brain Pickings is the creation of Maria Popova, who describes herself as “a reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer, and curious mind at…