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Batching Laundry: I own over 20 pairs of boxers (the item most necessary to wash) so I can go about three weeks without doing laundry then batch it all. It's a small investment that saves money over time through reduced total laundry spend.
7 months ago on Fundamentals of Less Doing: Batching
I think there are a lot of potentially great uses for the reputation/interest/social graph and Influenster seems like one of them. I agree that Klout is under-delivering a purpose or genuine benefits and I like that users are compensated. It will be interesting to see how it works for their customers.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Influenster leaves stealth mode with 200K users
Great post, thanks Carol. Here are some other tips for introverts:
Listen. People love to talk about themselves. And nobody listens. Ask open ended questions. It will also help you to understand the person and ultimately help him/her.
Be authentic. If you're not an extrovert, don't try to be. Be yourself. It's one of the most admirable traits one can have.
Talk about what you're passionate about. It's much easier to talk about stuff you love. And people enjoy listening to people talk about stuff they love.
Call a friend or family member before going to an event just to chat and get yourself in a chatty mood.
Blog. Get your thoughts out via your blog. People that read your blog will also understand your personality more when they meet you...which develops rapport and streamlines the relationships. Read other people's blog and twitter feed prior to meeting them to get to know them better too. There are of course many other benefits to blogging as well.
Just do it. Stop thinking and just be social. Focus on the many benefits of meeting people and be confident in yourself.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Networking for Introverts