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About Morra Aarons-Mele
Publisher's Weekly calls Hiding in the Bathroom "Riveting."
A guide for all the people who prefer those moments of hiding in the bathroom to constantly climbing the ladder or working the room.
We’ve been told that being successful looks a certain way. It’s hustling and working 24/7. It’s always being on. It’s “getting out there.” It’s constantly putting your work first at all costs—everything else can wait. Conventional wisdom tells us that this is the only way to achieve happiness and success at the highest levels of the biggest organizations and corporations. But what if you were told that just wasn’t true?
In Hiding in the Bathroom, Morra Aarons-Mele—self-proclaimed hermit entrepreneur whose clients have included the Malala Fund and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—disagrees with the notion that there's only one successful "type": the intense, super social, sleep-deprived mover and shaker. Instead, using her shorthand for achieving a more enjoyable and balanced work-life, she paves a path for ambitious people who struggle with introversion, anxiety, or crave a little more control over their work lives.
Filled with practiced advice, easy-to-follow exercises, proven tools, and real stories collected from personal experience and more than 120 interviews of successful people—entrepreneurs, academics, executives, and novices just beginning their careers—Hiding in the Bathroom empowers professionals of all ages and levels to take control of the way they work. Practical and thoughtful, Hiding in the Bathroom is a must-have handbook for building a prosperous career and a happy life—on your own terms.
I’m a business owner, mother of three, and committed hermit entrepreneur. I love my work but I also love everything else in my life. I host the Forbes podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, and run an award winning marketing agency called Women Online.
Hiding in the Bathroom is my 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.
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“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 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 readers 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 readers 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.