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This week on Real Talk with Rachael, I’m talking with Wall Street Journal bestselling author, life coach, and counselor Holley Gerth about her new book The Powerful Purpose of Introverts. Her previous books include Strong, Brave, Loved: Empowering Reminders of Who You Really Are, Fiercehearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely, and You’re going to Be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Days. Holley co-founded (in)courage, a site that received almost one million views in its first six months and co-hosts the popular podcast More Than Small Talk. She also serves over 25,000 subscribers through her blog. Holley is passionate about empowering people, especially introverts, to embrace who they are and become all they’re created to be.

We’re talking about:

  • The heart behind her new book The Powerful Purpose of Introverts
  • Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert is not about personality, but about how our brains are wired
  • Introverts are people who prefer calm environments because their brains are wired to thrive when focusing on one thing at a time
  • You can best love the introvert/extrovert in your life by speaking their love language at the volume they prefer
  • Deeper science behind the brains of introverts and extroverts
  • Introverts and extroverts experience happiness differently – introverts through calm and contentment, extroverts through excitement and enthusiasm
  • Research shows we all become more introverted over time, but never change sides from the way we’re wired at birth
  • Tips for introverts seeking calm space
  • Strategic solitude – solitude empowers us to love more, isolation separates us
  • Introverts power of genuine influence
  • Finding your sacred confidence – connecting with God is not one-size-fits-all
  • Misconceptions about introverts

Links mentioned:

What % Introvert are You 1-Minute Quiz
Order The Powerful Purpose of Introverts
Ep. 20: Exchanging “I’m Fine” for “You’re Mine” with Holley Gerth
Quiet by Susan Cain

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