Business Tips For Introverts

This definition from Urban Dictionary best describes an Introvert:

“An introvert prefers to spend time alone in order to recharge their inner being. An introvert may appear to be shy to others, but that is not necessarily an accurate label. Being among groups of friends, family and even strangers can be wonderfully stimulating and joyous occasions. Interacting with people and attention to multiple sources of stimuli tends to draw down an introvert’s energy causing them to eventually withdraw to spend time alone to re-energize. Small talk and pointless conversations tend to draw down an introvert’s energy rapidly.
An introvert enjoys time alone without unwanted distractions and stimulation in order to recharge their inner strength.
Typically, the person that no one understands. Introverts are often commercialized into the people who “sit at home watching Netflix all day.” On the contrary, the real introvert is the person who thinks deeply, keeps to themselves, and feels depleted by social situations. The opposite of an introvert is an extrovert.
1. In a society where socialization is strongly encouraged, introverts struggle to be accepted.
2. Because she was an introvert and preferred to stay at home, others looked down upon her habits.
3. It was hard for the introvert to explain to people that she hated parties.”

It’s no secret that I am an introvert. Others might be surprised as I’m always out and about but the truth is I would rather spend reading all day (Introvert Heaven!!!) and work alone than to attend parties and entertain guests. That doesn’t mean I hate people though. I actually love having intimate conversations with fellow Pinays talking about business, reaching our dreams and how to make an impact in this world ❤️

I don’t mind making a presentation in front of an audience talking about things I’m passionate about, but I would retreat later to my cave to recharge afterwards. It’s my nature.

And I know a lot of TWP entrepreneurs are introverted too. I regularly hear women saying that they can’t build a big business “because they’re too introverted”. So let me share with you some tips on how you can build a thriving business to work perfectly with your personality – whether you are introverted or not!

Business Tips for Introverts

#1: You don’t have to change yourself

Being an introvert doesn’t mean you are weak, shy, lack social grace or <insert negative behaviors here>. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Rosa Parks, JK Rowling are all famous and successful people who are admittedly introverts and yet thriving in their industries.

Introversion is not a curse or a behavioral problem that should be fixed. Are you shy? Admit it. You don’t like networking? It’s fine. Do you hate presenting in public? It’s totally ok. You don’t need to change your personality just to be successful. Sure, some kind of change is required because there’s no growth if there’s no change, right? But that doesn’t mean you need to force yourself to be someone else if that is not who you are.

#2: Play with your strengths

Introverts have the ability to focus for long periods of time on their work. They love empowering others and has natural tendency to use critical thinking to create something useful. In creating or growing your business, make sure that you focus on what you’re good at and delegate tasks that drains you. Hate marketing? Delegate it to your sister who love posting on Instagram every 10 minutes. You don’t like answering emails? Then ask your husband to check it or better yet, hire an assistant to do it for you. It’s fine to start small – but start somewhere.

Being an introvert, I listen first before talking. I know how to tune and listen to others which helps me better understand the need of my clients and audience. And I know that this is my strength. Not all introverts fits in the same mold though and we might have different level of introversion so I highly recommend that you try out things to understand what you’re good at and what things you can ask others to do.

#3: Practice socializing

Don’t allow yourself to hide away. It doesn’t mean you need to change but admit it, having a good conversation with someone is refreshing. And you feel better after going out and doing things that matters to you. You know why? Because whether we like it or not, we humans are social creatures. We require connection and be part of something.

And don’t worry if you think you’re bad at social interaction. Having conversation is a skill that can be practiced.

Sooner or later, your business will grow and you need to interact with customers, business partners and employees. If this intimidates you then start by doing baby steps now. If you are on Facebook or other social media sites then reply to your friends and family’s post more often. And post updates about your business too. Social media is a good start to connect with key people so you won’t feel jittery when you meet them in person. And why don’t you send me an email or comment on this post to start?

#4: Learn to be uncomfortable

I still feel uncomfortable making videos but not as much as when I was starting. I also give less fuck to what people think of my message and how I’m delivering it. I want The Wealthy Pinay to be a household name and I will do it.

Uncomfortable is my new buddy but I always make sure that my other buddy, Courage, is also with me. They’re my best friends now that won’t leave my side but I’m fine with that. Let’s bring it on!

Being uncomfortable means you are stepping out of your comfort zone, and getting out of your comfort zone means you are willing to feel awkward to try something new. I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, but I’m telling you that it’s totally worth it.

“Get comfortable with being outside your comfort zone. That’s the only way to grow.”


Find the business model that works for you and that mean for us – it’s the lazy, Wealthy Pinay way 😉

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