I’m so excited to write this article! I’ve been talking to people about introverts and extroverts ever since I wrote Part 1: Introvert or Extrovert? How to be the Coach you are and Succeed. In that article, I talked about what the differences were between introverts and extroverts, and how extroverted coaches could use their strengths to promote their businesses.
In this article, I’m going to focus in on introverts and how they can use their unique strengths to promote their businesses.
Extroverts! Stick around – many of the people you know, love and work with are introverts, and you most likely don’t even know it. This article will definitely give you the secret to understanding and connecting with them, so stay tuned for some “aha” moments!
In my recent conversations with people, I’ve discovered that very few understand what an introvert actually is, much less what their strengths are. Unfortunately, the general impression of introverts is less than favorable.
Being an introvert is often considered undesirable, especially by extroverts. It’s widely believed that introverts are “mousey,” “shy,” and “lack confidence.”
What a misconception! Nothing could be further from the truth. None of that has anything at all to do with being an introvert. Introversion is about what is going on internally, not about what people see on the outside. Introverts can actually be highly energetic, motivating, and great with people.
The main, critical difference between an introvert and an extrovert is introverts are energized by going within: by contemplation and reflection. Even though they may like people, they are drained by them and need “alone time” to re-charge afterwards.
Extroverts are energized by talking to people. They don’t need alone time to re-charge after a party because the party itself energized them. They tend to become bored and restless when alone.
I’ve taken the major strengths of an introvert and shown below exactly how to use them to grow a strong coaching business. Remember, what makes you successful is leaning on your strengths!
Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, I truly hope you’ve found this two part article helpful. Being the introvert that I am, I put a lot of thought and effort into it.
It gives me great joy to imagine that I’ve helped even one person stop trying to be something they’re not, and use their strengths instead to achieve their dreams.