By Beth Buelow
A functional consultant to assist introverts harness their normal presents and entrepreneurial spirit
imagine you need to be loud and brash to achieve success in enterprise? reconsider. The strengths and qualities of the common introvert lend themselves good to entrepreneurship, in addition to “intrapreneurship” and a number company roles. In The Introvert Entrepreneur, expert trainer Beth Buelow indicates readers the best way to harness their normal presents (including interest, independence, and a love of study) and counteract their demanding situations (such as an aversion to networking and self-promotion). She addresses a variety of themes --from handling fears and expectancies and constructing a development approach to networking, advertising, management talents, and community-building--informed via interviews with introverts who've created profitable companies with no compromising their center personality.
packed with clean insights and actionable suggestion, this crucial consultant will aid a person who’s striving to make a distinction in a noisy and chaotic international.
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Extra resources for The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms
Rather than try to be fearless, I prefer to lean into the fear (just a little, not enough to fall down), acknowledge it, and then challenge it. If I can’t find a way to change the situation, then I change my attitude about the situation by tapping into the part of me that’s motivated by love. What does it mean to answer with love? First, acknowledge that you feel the fear in the first place. Let it be what it’s going to be. Then notice what the fear is challenging. What button is being pushed?
When it comes to self-promotion, we want to achieve a balance between those contradictory traits. Healthy self-loathing might show up as humility or self-effacement. Healthy narcissism can manifest as positive energy and confidence that we can and will accomplish our goals. Energy Management As we’ve explored earlier, being an introvert is largely about how we gain and drain energy. The business development activities of networking and self-promotion have the potential to be the biggest energy drains of all.
But that doesn’t mean we’re necessarily shy or that we dislike being in leadership positions. Instead, we can take heart in the description of Level 5 Leadership by Jim Collins, author of Good to Great. A Level 5 leader is characterized by Collins and his team as embodying “a paradoxical mix of personal humility and professional will. ” Other words that describe them include quiet, dogged, humble, shy, reserved, modest, gracious, calm, and shares or deflects the credit. Do those words sound familiar?