This Week’s Title: Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There” by Morra Aarons-Mele
Recommended By: Alan Alpert, Smart Office Founder
Favorite Quote: “Much of what we think we must do to succeed is unnecessary and even counterproductive.” – Morra Aarons-Mele
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Book Summary: From the marketing guru and host of the popular podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, a breakthrough introverts’ guide that broadens the conversation sparked by Quiet and moves away from the “Lean In” approach, offering wisdom and practical tips to help readers build strong relationships and achieve their own definition of professional success.
Most ambitious people believe that reaching the peaks of success means being on 24/7—tirelessly networking, deal-making, and keynoting conferences. This is nonsense, says Morra Aarons-Mele. As an eminent entrepreneur with a flourishing business and a self-proclaimed introvert with lots of anxieties, Morra disagrees with the notion that there’s only one successful “type”: the intense, super social, sleep-deprived mover and shaker, the person who musters endless amounts of “grit.” Hiding in the Bathroom is her antidote for everyone who is fed up with feeling like they must always “lean in”—who prefer those moments of hiding in the bathroom to constantly climbing the ladder or working the room.
Morra knows what it takes to make your mark, and now, this entrepreneur who has boosted the online strategy of clients such as the Malala Fund, President Obama, the UN Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares the insights, tricks, and knowledge she’s learned. Filled with advice, exercises to help readers evaluate their own work/life fit and manage anxiety, valuable tools, and stories of countless successful people—entrepreneurs, academics, and novices just beginning their careers—Hiding in the Bathroom empowers professionals of all ages and levels to take control and build their own versions of success. Thoughtful and practical, it is a must-have handbook for building a fantastic, prosperous career and a balanced, happy life—on your own terms. – Amazon
About the Author: Morra Aarons-Mele is founder of award-winning social impact agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List. Morra is the author of Hiding in the Bathroom: How to Get Out There When You’d Rather Stay Home. Morra also hosts the podcast Hiding in the Bathroom- listen now! – Wikipedia