Freelancedom Book Club Discussion: The It Factor

When I chose The It Factor last month as our first book club book, I didn’t really expect to be so put off by it. The Amazon reviews were, for the most part, overwhelmingly positive, and its subject matter was one that — as an introvert with social anxiety — I couldn’t get enough of.

But the book  made me angry. Why? The author seemed to have little respect for the readers he was trying to help, blaming their inability to connect with other people on arrogance and laziness.

Is it just me? Is my resentment warranted? Am I just not the intended audience for this book?

Either way, I still felt as if the book contained a lot that was worth discussing. So without further adieu…

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Freelancedom Book Club: The It Factor

Last month, I asked if you’d be interested in participating in a Freelancedom Book Club. You responded with a resounding YES. Obviously, I’m among my people. 🙂

As it’s the first week of June, I wanted to announce my first book club selection:

Mark Wiskup’s The It Factor: Be the One People Like, Listen To, and Remember.

I chose it because I feel that building a strong professional network is so crucial to freelance success, and because — as an introvert — I’m always looking for ways in which I can improve my in-person communication skills.

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