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Millennial Ryan Jenkins Gets the Introverted Person


I am so grateful to have friends like Ryan Jenkins. Ryan is a dynamic speaker and blogger and has deep knowledge in all things Millennial. It helps that he is one. We have had many stimulating chats about his generation. Where does the introverted person find a place in the world of technology and in groups? How can you work a day job and build a vibrant, thriving “side hustle.”

Ryan’s energy and smarts comes through on his regular podcasts. He does his homework and reaches out far and wide to find experts to challenge conventional thinking.  If you like what you hear, then do take a minute to rate and review his Next Generation Podcast on ITunes.  It will help his thoughtful dialogues find an even wider audience.

This recent podcast is reflective of our natural conversations. One of the topics we discussed is why introverts are natural leaders for Millennials (hint: listening is involved). Thank you Ryan for keeping it real, being such a curious soul and appreciating the introverts in your life (including maybe you?)

Title: Next Generation Catalyst Podcast #011: Finding Quiet Influence In A Noisy World And The Rise Of The Introverted Leader With Jennifer Kahnweiler [Podcast]

Next Gen Spokesperson Connects to Quiet Influence

F_iStock_000007431474_webRyan Jenkins is a savvy 20 something who is a spokesperson for his generation. In fact he is known as a “next generation catalyst and his Tweets and postings always keep me in the know. For instance, I learned the term “side hustle” from Ryan, having a variety of fulfilling gigs outside of your normal job.

He is thoughtful and values his quiet time, as you will read about in his well written blog entry connecting Quiet Influence to the Next Gen.

Here were a few points he pulled from Quiet Influence that are relevant for his “peeps.” Read his other terrific insights here and visit his site to sign up for updates. So worth it!

An excerpt from his post, The Rise of The Introverts
3 Top Points I Learned:
“Communal Solitude (aka coffee shops): the energy of other people, the forced focus, and the choice of whether to engage in the action heighten the experience of quiet time.”
“Too much quiet time can negatively impact your ability to influence others.” I’m guilty by getting paralysis by analysis.
“Look back but don’t stare.” When reflecting or thinking and your thoughts begin to recycle then it’s time to break the cycle and act.