The Introverted Entrepreneur

The Introverted Entrepreneur

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The Introverted Entrepreneur is a unique individual! It’s one of the most exciting profiles that I have the opportunity to work with. Understanding what makes the individual an introvert is the the foundation for development of the strength within that characteristic.

The Duality of the Introvert

What makes them especially effective is that they often times are the very best listeners with an abundance of patience. Typically these individuals crystallize their thoughts internally prior to speaking. This internal clarification process helps them to be more intentional in their verbal response. The downside is that it can also create a situation where they may not be as responsive with business prospects. Practicing the art of responding verbally will help the Entrepreneur to create more effective relationships. This will greatly help in expanding their own network. 

Process and working in a sequence is also a strong trait and strength for these individuals. The best place to start is with a plan of action. 

The Strengths!

Listening is your strength. To be an engaged listener, be sure give physical and verbal cues that you are engaged in the conversation. If you’re not ready to verbalize your answer, be sure to say that. For example, “I have heard everything you said, I would like a little time to think on this. Are we able to table this until…..”. This allows the Introvert to prepare and deliver the best possible response. 

Rely on your strengths of planning and process to help you build a solid foundation. SMART Goals are a wonderful tool to help execution. Being prepared with plan B’s will keep you productive when things begin to change. 

Recovery Time

For the Introverted Entrepreneur, understanding that too much face to face communication can drain your energy. It’s appropriate and suggested that you take some time away for some heads down or quiet work. This is where you will regain your focus and energy for the next face to face engagement. Allowing some time away will help you keep the momentum going.


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