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Summary

"Introverts will love this practical and moving guide to building a career, network, and life you love." –Susan Cain, author of Quiet

From the marketing guru and host of the popular Forbes.com 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 listeners 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 listeners 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.

Includes an enhancement PDF.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Morra Aarons-Mele (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Warmth and candidness

I loved the candidness with which this book was written. As an introvert and a mum entrepreneur, it helped me feel less alone.

The chapter called "The gift of anxiety" offers a fresh way of redefining your relationship with anxiety if you are plagued with it. (How many of us aren't?) My biggest takeaway: "When you are attuned to the clues your psyche is giving you, you can use them to propel yourself forward."

"Setting boundaries" is a reminder of how hard it is to actually do it. And how worthwhile. Great practical advice on making your life easier.

Having listened to Morra Aaron-Mele's podcast, "Hiding in the bathroom", I think the audio version of the book would benefit from Morra's voice. There is warmth, strength, and conviction to it that would help the messages stand out even more.

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Good read but very female oriented at times

The book is well written, and flows well, but at times it is very female oriented and makes male generalisations that are stereotypical which although some might be true, alienated a male reader.

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  • Kyle W.
  • 27-09-17

Fortune cookie wisdom for entrepreneurial moms.

Spend less time on Facebook worrying about people who aren't in your life anymore. I wish I could get a refund. No real practical advice for introverts here.

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  • RS
  • 29-07-18

The title/subtitle is misleading...

The author often equates introversion with social anxiety, which are frankly not the same at all. Even at one point in the book, introverts are referred to as having anxiety disorders!
Besides that- the audience is assumed to be people who want to be entrepreneurs or are in business/sales/marketing, which is odd. There is nothing in the title that would hint to this really being about the business world. If you are not in these fields, 90% of this book will be irrelevant to you.

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  • geo bon
  • 12-10-17

Great tool

A great tool for surviving and succeeding in the workplace as a non-extrovert. I wish I had read this 20 years back.

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  • Sheri L McClurg
  • 03-10-17

Meh

The title grabbed my attention but the end result left me thinking. “ Meh.”.
The author’s politics got in the way at times...alludes to President Trump falsely accusing Hillary of prepping for the debate... which turned out to be true. I recommend you not waste your time or money...like I did.

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