Over the past three years, I've identified the most common areas all of us Creative Introverts struggle with, whether it's in relationships, career, creativity or just daily life.
In each case, I've built the League of Creative Introverts around supporting you and guiding you through these challenges and if you're ready to join, you'll see what's possible when you start to overcome them.
Confidence to do your best creative work & go after your dreams
Connect with likeminded creatives from all over the world + start collaborating
Get exposure for your work, attract customers, clients start thriving as a creative
"Like Netflix for Creative Introverts"
I know I know. It's so very tempting to think we can do it all alone, and that because we get our energy from alone time then we must be alone as much as possible.
But this does NOT lead to a contented, successful creative introvert!
Trust me. I've been there. When you exist in a bubble, you cease to grow. You lose your connection to others, even the ones you care most about.
Your creative work suffers, and ideas start to dry up without input and inspiration from those around you.
Now this doesn't mean you need to become an extrovert - oh no! I wouldn't recommend that even if it was possible.
What creative success requires is a 'SCENIUS' (a term I'm borrowing from Brian Eno) which is “a whole scene of people who were supporting each other, looking at each other’s work, copying from each other, stealing ideas, and contributing ideas.”
Having a 'scenius' doesn’t take away from your achievements of you individually: it just means your reaching your potential won't happen in a vacuum, and that creativity is a collaboration, the result of a mind connected to other minds.
If all you ever hear is advice from extroverts who don't understand the challenges you face as an introvert, how can you expect to learn and grow?
This pain point of mine started before I even knew I was an introvert. Now, after years of dedicated research and experimentation and coaching others... I've come to understand the ways in which our personalities (which vary immensely even between introverts) can effect how we find our path to creative success.
Taking this into account, I've built the Creative Introvert Academy based on this principles of knowing yourself first and foremost, and adapting your way of working accordingly.
You don't have to become anyone else to live a life you truly desire; one that fits you like a glove. But you might need a bit of guidance to tailoring the advice you get for your personal needs.
That's what the Academy is for.
It's not easy to ask for help, for introverts especially.
But as the old adage goes, 'If you don't ask, you don't get.'
This couldn't be more important than when it comes to carving out a creative career for yourself - one that is both financially successful AND that fills you with joy.
Asking someone for guidance isn't easy, not when we think we're bothering them or that they might say NO.
This is why I've taken the asking out of the equation, and have built in private, unlimited email support for all my Leaguers.
That means the answer to you is ALWAYS YES.
You get direct guidance and support from myself, and get any and all your creative challenges dealt with once and for all.
My guarantee to you? If I can't answer your question, I'll find someone who can.
If you want to create solely for the pleasure of creating, then i'm totally with you. But that's not what the League is for.
The League was created for those souls who are making their art - whether it's painting, writing, design, illustration, crafting or building a business online: whatever it is, it's for those of you who actually DO want to get it out into the world.
Oh but if only it was that simple - right?
To make it easy, I showcase Leaguers work to my own audience, as well as working with you to discover who your best client or customer might be and find a way to get your work in front of them.
The best part? It will all be done in a way that feels RIGHT to you. That suits your personality type and preferences - and that doesn't leave you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or sleazy. Let's do this the Creative Introvert way.
The key to building a successful creative career on YOUR terms is self-belief. That really is what the League of Creative Introverts is for, and when you join you'll start seeing what a difference it makes.
Who is the League for?
I'm loving the group so far! It's definitely a lot more comfortable and intimate than some other online communities.
I love this community because I know it's a safe space. Sharing my work, asking questions, and answering others peoples' questions can be terrifying, but knowing that everyone in this group feels the exact same way makes it a lot easier.
"It's inspiring to see the success of other introverts when so much 'must do' advice for online success is pretty terrifying! It makes me more confident in doing things my own way and owning my introvert-ness instead of seeing it as a challenge to overcome.
It's also great to find advice tailored specifically for introverts and help to move through our specific 'blocks' to doing certain things."
~ Laura Williams
"What I love about this community is that it isn’t a big loud group, but at the same time, it isn’t like other groups for introverts. In the other groups I’ve joined, the atmosphere was kind of discouraging. As if being an introvert was an excuse not to leave your comfort zone and follow your dreams, because putting yourself out there isn’t an 'introvert thing'.
Here you can hang out with people who are just as scared as you, but they they’re doing it anyway, and that’s really empowering."
~ Veronika Palovska
"The LCI is a great space full of people to bounce ideas off of, share with, receive encouragement from, and bond with. When the majority of my brain is filled with thoughts of what I'd rather be doing-reading, sewing, baking-it's a community for me to share that with, too. They get it! They aren't likely to gasp in disbelief when I mention that I'd rather be coding, either!
Our strong talents complement each other and we are able to use that to our advantage. I can ask for advice and receive suggestions for what I, as an introvert, can actually do rather than getting some wild and crazy extroverted suggestion!"
~ Amber Roberts
"I love how this group is so welcoming and supportive. It's scary sharing my work due to both introversion and a lack of confidence, but everyone has been so lovely! It's nice to know that I'm not the only introvert in the world too. It's awesome knowing there's a group of similarly minded people I can go to for advice about how to make my introversion work for me!"
~ Tasha Peter
Why does the League of Creative Introverts exist?
Cat here! Fellow introvert (INTJ to be precise) and founder of the League of Creative Introverts.
A freelance designer by day (illustrator of awkward animals by night) with a serious aversion to networking events; in 2015 I reluctantly admitted I could no longer do this 'creative hermit' thing if I wanted to get my work seen - and pay the bills!
When I discovered I'm not alone in having creative ambitions but a preference for alone time and less stimulating environments, I began working to change the way us creative introverts think and feel about making a living from our creative work - and do it in a way that suits us!
I know the reason I can help others do this is because it's something I've struggled with myself for many years. In creating the League of Creative Introverts, I hope to provide you with a place to share ideas, get honest feedback, true support, build your confidence and make a great living from your creative pursuits.
See you inside!
Got any questions about the LCI?
Ask away: firstname.lastname@example.org
What you get when you join the League of Creative Introverts...
For the first time ever, I'm offering UNLIMITED Email Coaching for all Leaguers.
We don't all love the phone or Skype - so having someone to email 24-7 about any questions, challenges or just for some accountability - is priceless.
Each month I'll hop on the Facebook group for a LIVE Q+A session, where I tackle all your creative career questions.
Plus, I'll provide you with some exclusive insight into how I run a thriving online business as an introvert.
The best part about this community is the support you'll get from other Leaguers.
We may be on the quieter side, but that doesn't stop us from being endlessly loyal, encouraging and willing to help.
Plus, introducing the ALL NEW...
CREATIVE INTROVERT ACADEMY!
For this year's new Leaguers ONLY, I'm offering FREE access to the Creative Introvert Academy.
When the Academy is released to the public, it will be $95/month... but if you're a Leaguer, it's FREE!
Some of the modules include:
FREE for this year's Leaguers!
PLUS! A bonus just for Early Birds
Yep! Early Birds get access to The Email Answer and Get Your Art Out online courses for FREE!
But you have to get in to the League before midnight (GMT) May 1st to snap this offer up.
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