The Confident Introvert

Being smart and competent isn’t enough to ensure success. Leadership and renown aren’t necessarily rewards for being good at what you do, but recognition of how visible you have made your excellent qualities to others.

An introvert is someone who prefers one-on-one conversations to noisy groups and enjoys spending time alone in which to renew energy, think, reflect, and create. In our extrovert-oriented society, this healthy style is not always considered to be an asset, leading to self-esteem challenges and even shyness.

Ask yourself:

  • Is your expertise too frequently overlooked?
  • Do you freeze when suddenly asked for your opinion in a group?
  • Do you often find that your good ideas get overlooked in a group discussion?
  • Worse yet, do you quietly tell someone about a good idea you have – only to have that person speak up loudly and get the credit?
  • Do you let mistaken impressions of you stand – without correcting them?
  • Do you frequently need to withdraw from a group to recharge your energy?
  • Would you like to connect with new friends and more clients – without having to turn into someone you don’t like?
  • Are you tired of feeling invisible?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you may be an unconfident introvert: someone who hasn’t learned to use the excellent skills of the introvert powerfully.

For some people, visibility seems to come with an enormous price in discomfort and even anxiety.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

You can be visible and respected – without turning into someone you don’t like – by mastering:

  • What to say – diplomatically and powerfully – when embarrassing personal questions or comments are directed at you
  • How to give people an accurate picture of your identity and skills – without boasting
  • How to respond when you are asked for an opinion that you haven’t formed yet
  • Ways to change criticism – from yourself or others – into powerful
  • tools to help you achieve your goals
  • A template for setting up a risk that takes the anxiety out of risk-taking and turns it into an exciting challenge from which you can’t fail
  • Tools to discover and connect with the people who will truly understand and support you for who you are already

Becoming visible and valuable to other people is simply a matter of learnable skills, skills which are well worth acquiring because they contribute enormously not only to professional success, but to personal happiness, income, and even health.

I did it. So can you. 

My new book, The Confident Introvert, tells you how I did it and how you can do it.

Available as an e-book directly from our website, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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People are raving about The Confident Introvert:

Enhancing the Quality of Life:

This delightful travel adventure by superb guide, Lynette Crane, can help millions of people who live their lives socially isolated from the Human Connection. She takes all those who identify themselves as “shy” or “introverted” on a new, easy to follow journey toward personal fulfillment and happiness. Her advice, that is sensitively and interestingly given, can lead to significant enhancements in the quality of life of all those who wish to thrive not merely to survive.

~ Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Stanford University, Author of Shyness: What It Is, What To Do About It

 

A Must Read!

“The Confident Introvert has the power to change the way introverts see themselves and equips them with practical skills to turn their personality into a winning asset. Introvert or not, there is something to glean for everyone as we all would be wise to recognize our own inner, unique strengths and learn how to exert them effectively. If you have ever felt misunderstood for being an introvert, READ THIS BOOK!”

~Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Psy.D., Speaker, Therapist, Founder and Director of WomenSpeak Project (www.womenspeak.com) and WomenConnect4Good Foundation

Invaluable Handbook

“I hadn’t realized before that there can be such a person as a shy extrovert, and also that not all introverts are shy. Before reading this book, I thought shyness and introversion were much the same thing, but not so! Author Lynette Crane explores and explains the relationship between self-esteem and shyness in a way that can be understood by anyone. Defining shyness is one of the first steps towards dealing with it. This book does that expertly, and goes on to offer applicable solutions. A very helpful handbook that I will read more than once.”

~  Nadia Giordana, Author, Speaker, Host of WomanVision TV. Website: EmbodyYourVision.com.

Fabulous!

“I love this book! It is very thorough and also very readable. It is a valuable tool and also a validation for all of us who want to express ourselves more clearly and to understand where communications may have gone wrong.”

~Marilyn King, Ph.D., Mediation/Arbitration/Settlement Coordinator, Retired Psychologist

A World of Possibilities

“The Confident Introvert is a book that made me think about things I hadn’t thought about before. For instance, what does it mean to be a “confident introvert”? Doesn’t that sound like an oxymoron? Except, I’m finding out through Coach Lynette Crane that one can be an introvert and be confident at the same time! Who knew? I was unprepared for the wealth of information and insight that the Confident Introvert opened up to me. I love the personal anecdotes, which drew me to the book in the first place. Coach Lynette Crane is living proof that a person with heart and passion can begin to live the life that we all wish we could live: to be healthy in mind and in spirit and enjoy life to the fullest by not letting society define and determine who we are. As Marcel Proust once wrote, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” There are no boxes in Lynette’s world, only a world of possibilities. Pick up a copy of the Confident Introvert and begin to open your eyes and see anew.”

~Mia Jones, ComputCat

Best-Kept Secret

“I read half of your book already. I was reading on a bus, I just couldn’t stop! And I know already that I will read it again and again.

“You are the best-kept secret, Lynette!!! My jaw was hanging all my trip, hehe! You took all the science and psychology and put [them] together, so anyone without psychological background can understand and USE!!

“I always thought that it is clear that my “Would you like to go and get some coffee?” means I want coffee!! Now I see that some people just don’t get indirect communication. Cannot wait to read it all! Thank you!!!”

~Jurate “Jade” Janusauske, Social Media Manager

Understanding Introverts and Extroverts

“I read Lynette Crane’s excellent book, The Confident Introvert, while preparing for an interview with her on my Hope, Healing and WellBeing internet radio show. I found her book to be invaluable for anyone who wants to be more reflective and proactive regarding their introverted personality. Lynette not only describes characteristics like shyness, but she provides helpful advice for introverts to deal with various situations including taking risks and handling both praise and criticism effectively. As an extrovert, I also appreciated the excellent advice for how to be more supportive of the introverts I work with, live with and love. I highly recommend The Confident Introvert for anyone seeking to better understand the introverted side within themselves and others.”

~Mary Treacy O’Keefe, MA, President, Well Within

Comforting, Practical, and Deeply Inspiring 

For me The Confident Introvert was comforting, practical and deeply inspiring. I felt befriended and totally understood when reading this book.

Lynette’s descriptions and scenarios helped me to feel alright about feeling uncomfortable in loud noisy venues, alright about  celebrating the times when being alone is a comfort. It is a joy to learn sensible, polite ways to deal with awkward questions.  I could relate with those who felt embarrassed by situations that involved high D personalities. “Carol and her mother” might have been my mother and me. What a relief to know that the contradictions of being a professional speaker who feels exhilarated when speaking from the platform while at the same time oddly awkward  and so out of it in loud, laughing party settings are alright.  This was a kind, insightful book that will help many confident introverts, shy extroverts and those who love or fear them to feel as Lynette says “esteemed.” What a wonderful message. Thank-you, Lynette Crane.

~Pauline Duncan-Thrasher is an award winning professional speaker, trainer and writer. “Amazingly You!” Powerful Presentations

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