“Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race.”
– Susan Cain
As an introvert, it can sometimes feel like you are drowning in a sea of extroverts. As a business owner, you may think that you have to adapt to fit in with everyone else, but that’s not true. There is power in being an introvert; it’s simply a matter of knowing how to make it work for you and your business. theBLOQparq (tBp) is committed to creating a space where all entrepreneurs can feel comfortable in their own skin. A community that openly embraces everyone for their individual personalities and dreams, allowing them to reach their full potential. Ready to thrive as an introverted business owner? Here’s how to do it.
Embrace Your Introversion
It’s common for introverts to feel uncomfortable with the traits they have carried their entire life. Bring those same traits into the business world, and it magnifies tenfold. The good news is your introverted traits hold a power that others may have trouble accessing. The best way to evaluate which traits help you rise above the rest is through feedback from your customers and teammates. Do your clients love the way you listen? Does your attention to detail impress those that miss the things you are able to catch and correct? Whatever traits that come with introversion can morph into a superpower you can proudly (and quietly) own.
Understand Your Inner Introvert Strengths
Playing the comparison game never ends well. If you’re busy focusing on all the things you don’t have, you’ll lose sight of all the greatness you possess. By acknowledging your strengths, you can hone in on potential new industries where your innate business sense can soar. The best way to own your strengths and build confidence is to list them. Actually putting pen to paper can lead to that “aha” moment of true self-awareness; a quality most non-introverts lack. Having a deeper understanding of your greatest assets will allow you to utilize your introverted nature to get ahead of the competition.
Tailor Your Business To Fit Your Personality
The best path forward is to understand which ways of working are best for you and your customers. Introverts tend to excel in small groups or one-on-one interactions, which you can carry into your business approach. How you conduct yourself and develop your service or product can mirror what feels most comfortable. Forcing yourself to adapt to an extroverted way of working means going against the grain of who you are, and your customers will sense it. This is why it is so important to stay true to whatever method of conducting business feels best for you.
As both an introvert and an entrepreneur, there is power in what you bring to the business ownership table. Without conforming to anyone else’s standards, you’ll find that tBp can provide all the inspiration and optimism you could possibly need. So trust your introvert intuition and snag one of our built-to-suit micro-spaces to maximize your potential.