Book: Quiet Phoenix - An Introvert's Guide to Rising in Career & Life by Prasenjeet Kumarcategories: Book, Susan Cain, Career Change, Legal Career, Law Firm, Extroversion, Introvert Advantage, Introvert Cain, Introvert Power, Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron, Quiet Influence, Introversion
Prasenjeet Kumarabout this book: I am currently an Author, blogger and entrepreneur.
I love writing about things that I am truly passionate about. I believe that my writings should help change people’s lives forever (for good, of course!).
A few years back, my dreams (supposedly) were entirely different.
From my teenage years, I had always wanted to be a Corporate Lawyer and earn fat pay cheques.
In 2009, I joined a Law Firm in Central Delhi.
As an introvert, I did suffer a few disadvantages (though at that time I didn’t realise this). My colleagues were smarter at selling themselves (even though I did most of the hard work). But regardless of how hard I tried, I just couldn’t avoid becoming a victim of corporate back-stabbing and favouritism. Sitting and working long hours also used to drain my energy levels.
This did not mean that there were no high points. One Corporate Law Partner really appreciated my ability to draft, write and research well. My ability to complete all my assignments on time was recognised. One of the researches I did was considered ground breaking. My skill to spot potential issues in due diligence was highly praised.
Above all, I was considered a reliable worker, an important member of a team.
Then in 2011, Corporate Law deals started drying up (including in emerging economies like India) due to global slowdown. As a result, employees were being laid off including myself.
However, instead of feeling angry and depressed, I actually felt quite liberated and relieved.
I also got an opportunity to explore what I really wanted to do in life. I read Susan Cain’s book “Quiet the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking”.
Her book awoke the Phoenix bird inside me. The Phoenix was finally reborn from the ashes.
I was motivated to write about my own experiences.
The idea was not only to heal myself (which time already has) but also to soothe others with my own experiences.
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