Perfection, the connection to introversion, my struggle with it, and how I get around it and get things done.
How I use my strength of empathy for my marketing.
My passion for anti-racism, inclusion, social justice.
Where to find me online.
I hope you enjoy it.
The interviewer is George Kao, a business consultant/trainer who understands authentic business.
I’d love to hear your reactions to some of what I said. Anything surprising in there? You can comment on my facebook post that has this interview. Or comment below if you prefer.
P.S. By the way, when I talked about co-creation, even for introverts, I don’t mean we need to work in teams. Solo focus time is still really important!! I just mean there are ways to not have to do everything alone. We need others for things like referrals and connections, help with technology, and doing the things you don’t like doing, and for getting useful feedback.
My first coaching client came to me because she had been trying to write the content for her website for … years. And it was driving her crazy.
Every time she thought about that unfinished website that wasn’t getting launched, she would have anxiety about putting herself out there. Her business was so important to her, so close to her heart, that to write about it, in public, felt too exposing, like the whole world could trample on her heart.
Do you know that feeling?
Most helping professionals, especially the quiet or introverted ones, go through this struggle. It’s usually the worst when they are first thinking of publishing a website. They might go hire a web designer first and then that designer says “What do you want your website to say?” and there’s the big gulp. “Ummmmmm, hmmmm, well uh, lemme get back to ya’.” And it sits and sits and sits. Continue reading →