5 Myths About the 'C' Word (Confidence) >>

5 Myths About the C Word

To clarify: the ‘C’ word I’m referring to is: CONFIDENCE. It’s a word that has been, for me, muddied with the likes of ‘confidence gurus’ and other extroverted characters I’ve never been able to relate to. When speaking to my coach about this confidence conundrum, he reminded me of the origin of the word: ‘confidence’ […]

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What to do when NOTHING you do is working

What To Do When Nothing You Do Is Working

What’s that sound? Oh that’s just me banging my head against the wall. Sigh.   Whether you’re a freelancer, business owner, or creative hobbyist: when you’re not making any progress with your creative work, life can feel rather frustrating. Frustrating almost to the point of making you want to quit. I’ve been there.     […]

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The Unedited Introvert

*Just a note to say this post is entirely inspired by the recent two podcasts from Tara Swiger (Craft Your Enthusiasm #123 and #125) So… who is the ‘unedited introvert’? Well, it’s the me that’s typing this, from the library, on a day that I’m not meant to be writing blog posts. But I just finished […]

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Why Do Introverts Struggle To Ask For Help?

Asking for help is difficult for most people. It forces us to admit our shortcomings; our weaknesses; our vulnerability. It reveals us as the bruised peaches we are – not the shiny, unspoiled apples we wish to be seen as. Brené Brown would, I’m sure, give me some sage advice like: Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels […]

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Successful Introverts in Business #2: Lesley Taylor

It’s been one smokin’ hot minute since the last interview in my Successful Introverts in Business series, but it’s worth the wait! This time I managed to get Lesley Taylor, author of The Dynamic Introvert. This book covers leadership, branding and self-promotion, with practical advice from Lesley’s own experiences in business, tailored (or Taylor-ed? sorry) to the introvert. Susan Cain […]

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7 Skills That Make Introverts Great Entrepreneurs

7 Skills That Make Introverts Great Entrepreneurs

It’s kind of weird how our minds work. When we become focussed on a concept or obsessed with a new idea, it’s like that thing is EVERYWHERE. Currently, I’m obsessed with personality types. Specifically: introverts. More and more, I’m hearing and reading that all these great entrepreneurs I look up to are, in fact, introverts. […]

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10 Ways Introverts Can Promote Their Business

The first time I took the Myers-Briggs personality test I was left somewhat confused. I didn’t fully understand what ‘introversion’ meant, and couldn’t care less for that matter. What could a test tell me about myself I didn’t already know? I realise now, in the midst of the ‘quiet revolution‘ that seems to be taking […]

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