Interview with Nick Shelton, author of 'An Introvert’s Guide to World Domination'

Sep. 14, 2020


I was privileged to invite Author Nick Shelton for an interview to discuss his latest book An Introvert’s Guide to World Domination and the inspiration behind it. Enjoy! 


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What's your book about, and what inspired you to write it?
An Introvert’s Guide to World Domination is easy to digest and doesn’t have fluff or fillers. It is streamlined and to the point so as not to waste your time and to give you what you need right now to get results right now. The techniques taught within the pages are designed specifically with the needs of introverts in mind and based off of what has worked for the author personally and his students in real life, allowing us to build strong, close knit networks where we are seen, heard, accepted and respected by people we care about who also care about us. There is no faster way to upgrade your life and social status than to surround yourself with people who are high achievers that bring out the best in you whose successful habits you will pick up simply by being in the right places and connecting. All of this in a simple step by step format that can be followed without compromising your integrity or energy.

Topics covered include, identifying obstacles that have been holding you back from communicating and connecting with others, Getting Known, Making Connections, Networking and Social Skills, High End Events, Workplace and Industry Networking, Maintaining Relationships and much more.

I wrote the book because I wanted to show that it is possible to be an introvert and be wildly successful in a world that’s built by and for extroverts without compromising your integrity or your energy…so without burning out. I want to show introverts a way to access their best life and upgrade their lives and lifestyles through communication and networking techniques specifically designed for people like us.

Introverts are NOT extroverts and shouldn’t have to try to become one or act like them in order to get ahead and have access to our best lives.

Who is your target audience, and why do you think this book will appeal to them?
My target audience is introverted, shy and socially awkward people who want to upgrade their lives.

This group of people (like myself) have been living in the shadows too long and have been invisible, unheard, unseen and underestimated. They want lives that matter. I know it is very difficult to find the tools to be able to guide people like us to our next step on the path to better ourselves. Now that I’ve found the way, I’d like to help uplift this underserved and underappreciated section of our society.

What message do you wish to pass across to your readers with this book?
Introverts are NOT extroverts and shouldn’t have to try to become one or act like them in order to get ahead and have access to their best lives. It is possible to be an introvert and be wildly successful in a world that’s built by and for extroverts without compromising your integrity or your energy.

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
The main obstacle to write this book was simply sitting down and writing it. As you can imagine, there are a lot of distractions that beg for my attention so it’s easy to get side tracked. What I ended up doing was renting a hotel room about 5 miles up the street from where I live and did most of my writing there. It was an easy way to cut out the distractions and focus on writing.  

As a writer, is there anything you've learned about yourself while writing this book?
I learned that I really enjoyed this journey of putting all of these thoughts down on paper and being able to share them with the world and people who can benefit from this knowledge. By reviewing it, it also helped me get even better at communication and networking in the process by paying even more attention to my behavior.

For your own reading, do you prefer eBooks or traditional paper/hard back books, and why?
I prefer paperback books because I like the feeling of them in my hand. I also enjoy audio books because I do a lot of driving and I can make use of that time to take in a new book.  

What books and authors have most influenced you?
My favorite book of all time is "The Little Prince" because it reminds us that most often, it's the simple things we overlook that end up being the most valuable.  

Is there anything you'd like readers to know about you?
The first half of my life I was extremely shy, introverted and socially awkward.  Fortunately, after reaching a breaking point, I discovered how to flip it around and have been fine-tuning the craft of effective, high-level social strategy and networking for twenty years. Beginning with my time in the United States Air Force, coupled with extensive research and fifteen years of experience in the oil and gas industry, I finally cracked the code and developed tools that gave me the confidence to flourish in social situations. I have now successfully built a strong, international network of friends, colleagues, and associates and currently teach introverts, shy and socially awkward people how to navigate social events with ease by breaking the process down into bite-sized steps made specifically for people like us (introverts).

Do you have any more books in the works?
Yes, the next book that I am in the process of finishing up is "An Introvert's Guide to Dating" and it will be a book about how to approach modern day dating and be successful at it as an introverted, shy or socially awkward person.

Any advice to new/aspiring authors?
Write something every day. Even if it's just one sentence. Write every single day.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
I’d say the one thing that sets me apart from other writers in my genre is my writing style. I believe my writing style is very easy to read and digest while also giving the reader a glimpse into my thought processes, making them feel comfortable and understood. I’m very proud of that.  

What do you consider your greatest success in life?
My greatest success in life has been my ability to go from a severely depressed, awkward and shy guy living an invisible life, to being able to make Real connections, build Real relationships, and upgrade my live along all lines without compromising myself. And then successfully teaching others how to do the same.  I absolutely love it!

How can readers get in touch with or follow you (website, personal blog, social media handle, Goodreads)?

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Nick Shelton, the "connected introvert", has been fine-tuning the craft of effective, high-level social strategy and networking for twenty years. Beginning with his time in the United States Air Force, Nick learned skills that were indispensable to his journey. Coupled with extensive research and fifteen years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Nick finally cracked the code and developed tools that gave him the confidence to flourish in social situations. Nick has successfully built a strong, international network of friends, colleagues, and associates and continues to teach introverts how to upgrade their lives and lifestyles and navigate social events with ease.


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