I love books that inspire me to be true to myself.

And let’s face it: there is a ton of pressure in our modern world to conform, capitulate and acquiesce.

Some days, I think it’s a wonder anyone can express themselves authentically for even five minutes, never mind all day, every day.

There are so many distractions from what I consider to be our number-one job: self-expression.

Here is a quick list of books that might inspire you during this season of creative emergence.


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Welcome to the online book discussion about Quiet, The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain with author, journalist, and writing coach Christina Katz.

This is post number six. I am going to post six times today about this book, approximately every two hours between six am and six pm. Feel free to join in the discussion by commenting below or by writing up a post in your own blog and linking it back to the post you are commenting on. Of course, you can also keep your thoughts private by writing in your journal or carrying on a discussion of your own with a close friend. You might draw or doodle your feelings about the book, or express yourself in any way you deem fit. I also want to encourage you to write an Amazon review of the book, if you would like to support it.

I made some initial comments about the book when I first started reading it in this post a few weeks ago. You may wish to check out the post if you have not already.

I wanted the focus of this discussion to be on answering questions about yourself. I felt like this book prompted me to ask myself a lot of questions about introversion as it relates to me, and I thought I would share some of these questions with you, and see what you think.

6. After reading the book, or some of the book or most of the book or whatever, how do you feel about where you fall on the introvert/extrovert scale?

If you did not start or finish reading the book, I encourage you to check it out before you answer these questions. But you are welcome to answer the questions whether you read or finished the book or not. A little self-discovery never hurt anyone!

Please keep in mind that my blog is public, and therefore your comments will also be public.

So much inspiration, so much time! Please subscribe to the Create, Share, Prosper blog and sign up for The Prosperous Creative ezine for exclusive discounts you won’t find elsewhere. Click on the Enter School tab above to put your creativity to prosperous use right now. Like words? Check out my Etsy shop. And you haven’t seen anything, if you haven’t seen all the helpful offerings in my online shop. Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing this post with fellow creatives!

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Welcome to the online book discussion about Quiet, The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain with author, journalist, and writing coach Christina Katz.

This is post number five. I am going to post six times today about this book, approximately every two hours between six am and six pm. Feel free to join in the discussion by commenting below or by writing up a post in your own blog and linking it back to the post you are commenting on. Of course, you can also keep your thoughts private by writing in your journal or carrying on a discussion of your own with a close friend. You might draw or doodle your feelings about the book, or express yourself in any way you deem fit. I also want to encourage you to write an Amazon review of the book, if you would like to support it.

I made some initial comments about the book when I first started reading it in this post a few weeks ago. You may wish to check out the post if you have not already.

I wanted the focus of this discussion to be on answering questions about yourself. I felt like this book prompted me to ask myself a lot of questions about introversion as it relates to me, and I thought I would share some of these questions with you, and see what you think.

5. Do you find yourself putting a lot of energy into compensating for being introverted? Do you often feel like you have to pretend to be more extroverted than you actually are to fit in?

If you did not start or finish reading the book, I encourage you to check it out before you answer these questions. But you are welcome to answer the questions whether you read or finished the book or not. A little self-discovery never hurt anyone!

Please keep in mind that my blog is public, and therefore your comments will also be public.

So much inspiration, so much time! Please subscribe to the Create, Share, Prosper blog and sign up for The Prosperous Creative ezine for exclusive discounts you won’t find elsewhere. Click on the Enter School tab above to put your creativity to prosperous use right now. Like words? Check out my Etsy shop. And you haven’t seen anything, if you haven’t seen all the helpful offerings in my online shop. Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing this post with fellow creatives!

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Welcome to the online book discussion about Quiet, The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain with author, journalist, and writing coach Christina Katz.

This is post number four. I am going to post six times today about this book, approximately every two hours between six am and six pm. Feel free to join in the discussion by commenting below or by writing up a post in your own blog and linking it back to the post you are commenting on. Of course, you can also keep your thoughts private by writing in your journal or carrying on a discussion of your own with a close friend. You might draw or doodle your feelings about the book, or express yourself in any way you deem fit. I also want to encourage you to write an Amazon review of the book, if you would like to support it.

I made some initial comments about the book when I first started reading it in this post a few weeks ago. You may wish to check out the post if you have not already.

I wanted the focus of this discussion to be on answering questions about yourself. I felt like this book prompted me to ask myself a lot of questions about introversion as it relates to me, and I thought I would share some of these questions with you, and see what you think.

4. Did anyone in particular shame or pressure you to be more extroverted at any points in your life? How did this make you feel?

If you did not start or finish reading the book, I encourage you to check it out before you answer these questions. But you are welcome to answer the questions whether you read or finished the book or not. A little self-discovery never hurt anyone!

Please keep in mind that my blog is public, and therefore your comments will also be public.

So much inspiration, so much time! Please subscribe to the Create, Share, Prosper blog and sign up for The Prosperous Creative ezine for exclusive discounts you won’t find elsewhere. Click on the Enter School tab above to put your creativity to prosperous use right now. Like words? Check out my Etsy shop. And you haven’t seen anything, if you haven’t seen all the helpful offerings in my online shop. Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing this post with fellow creatives!

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March 15, 2017

Welcome to the online book discussion about Quiet, The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain with author, journalist, and writing coach Christina Katz. This is post number two. I am going to post six times today about this book, approximately every two hours between six am and six […]

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