Do introverts need connections as much as extroverts do? This personal experience shows that some things are closer within all of us. I am a self-identified introvert. On any personality questionnaire, I score high on introversion. This can be defined as, “a person who draws energy from internal introspection rather than from external stimuli such as affiliating with others.”
As the pandemic dictated an increased move to work-from-home modes of employment, I secretly reveled in the opportunity to spend more work time in isolation without those pesky work relationships. However, as the months passed, I came to a jolting realization. I realized that I was experiencing the absence of a central need in my work life. The need for connection.
The copious amount of time spent in solitary engagement with work had left me with the desire for re-engagement with others. If my interactions with my colleagues and friends is any indication, I believe many workers are experiencing a similar need to reconnect. It could be a reconnect with self, community, and work. And this is more important during an unprecedented time of disconnection.[…]
The Work-Life Puzzle (Introverts Need Connections)
Are you having Work-life frustrations, desperations, and constantly taking wrong steps?
Have you ever thought of having a Life Plan? Probably you have heard of Life Insurance. Uh hmmm – Life insurance, to insure an asset called life? A depreciating asset using accounting standards? Or an appreciating asset consisting of real estate, and paper assets (including stocks, mutual funds, index funds, money market funds, bonds, treasury bills, etc)? Not to talk of silver, gold, copper, currencies (cryptocurrencies, cash in divers global currencies), commodities, futures, etc.
Or you are like the rich, and your assets consist of business holdings (not a job), arts & antiques?
Do you consider any of your asset classes as the safest? Like, the ones that are known as risk-free assets such as sovereign debt instruments issued by governments of developed countries? Okay, maybe you even have a well-laid-out plan to double your money within a time frame of say, 7 years. For example, investing your money for a 10% or 9% return. And expecting it to double every 7 years (72/10 = 7.2) or every 8 years?
Are all of these thoughts bringing you Work-life frustrations and desperations? Could these be making you to constantly take some wrong steps, or having a less than ideal personal life, work-life, or family life?
Working assiduously on all of the above asset class options, which of the items below would they have given you a safe, risk-free Life Plan for? Uncheck any of the boxes below that do not apply.
- Health and Wellbeing
- Personal Finance management
- Secured Investment
- Assured Job-Career Growth
- Fulfilling Hobbies
- Travel & Leisure
- Early Retirement
Do you have all that is required for a Life Plan covered? Or, all that you have, is an on the go, work-life continuity plan?