How to escape energy-vampires

Before they suck the life out of you… Some people will intrigue you with deep conversations and ways of thinking  … value these people and spend time with them. But other types of people, in both networking and social situations, may drain you of energy if you stay in contact with them too long. Here…

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Networking for Writers

writers and authors networking on social media

The What, Why, Where, Who, and How Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash For writers in the time of Covid-19, WHO you know is more important than ever. Writing is a solitary pursuit. In these days of social isolation that’s a very good thing — we don’t have to change too much… Or do we? While I believe…

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How to Weed the Garden of Your Mind

The definition of a weed is a plant in the wrong place. Weeds are the negative thoughts that creep into our mind, causing havoc in our garden. In some circumstances, that weed may be a useful plant, beneficial to human and garden alike — as long as it doesn’t get out of control. At other…

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How to take the ‘con’ out of ‘connection’

Do you know that sinking feeling you get when it becomes blatantly obvious that someone’s only motive for connecting with you is to sell you something? It’s so disappointing to feel that they aren’t reaching out to you as a person … they are just warming you up as a prospect. Or, as happens to…

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How to recover from too much ‘peopling’ – Tips for Introverts

“Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.”  ― Jenn Granneman, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World   We introverts are easily over-stimulated – when tired from working hard or from extended social periods, our brain doesn’t want…

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Top Networking Secret Revealed – Connect with a ‘hub’

wheel hub

A ‘hub’ is your secret weapon and your Number One Go-To in the world of networking – connecting with a hub is GOLD so look for them and then look after them like the treasure they are. In networking terms, a hub is that person who networks regularly, turns up in all sorts of places…

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