CIP042: Morra Aarons-Mele on Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home)
January 8, 2018
In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Morra Aarons-Mele, the founder of award-winning digital agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List.
Morra is the author of Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home) which really spoke to me because of my own experience in an office job – I wonder if you can relate… We talk about Morra’s career and her experiences of hiding in the bathroom, much like myself, before she hit rock bottom and made a major life change, we talk about being a stealth introvert, introvert ambition and managing social anxiety.
What we discussed:
How Morra found peace after spending a decade crying in the bathroom at work
The joys of working solo
Discovering how you work best
Do introverts blame themselves over their environment?
What we don’t talk about when we talk about being an introvert at work
Misconceptions about introversion and success
Managing your energy and channeling it effectively
Morra’s energy management rhythm
Managing anxiety and seeing it as a gift, not a curse
Advice for using social media to raise your business profile as an introvert