We’re officially “in it.”
The season where the calendar is overflowing with events, conferences, seminars, parties and all kinds of get togethers that naturally involve you meeting people.
Lots of people. And often, all at once.
If even thinking about being with lots of people makes you want to stay home and take a nap, you’re not alone.
That’s because as much as one third to a half of the population considers themselves introverts.
If you’ve ever questioned the best way to balance your need for quiet with the never-ending opportunities to “put yourself out there” — today’s MarieTV episode is for you.
You’ll learn five super helpful strategies to “putting yourself out there” in a way that works perfectly with your quiet nature.
You’ll also learn how I surprised today’s guest, Susan Cain, author of the best-seller Quiet, with a little known fact about yours truly.
Relax. Be present. Enjoy this moment. Be here now.
Does that advice ever irritate the heck out of you — especially when you have a to-do list a mile long?
Even if you don’t get annoyed by the “be present” advice, you might feel confused by it.
Because most of us get that — in theory — being fully present is great for our brains, souls and relationships, but some of us wonder…
How the heck am I supposed to “be present” and still exist in the real world that constantly requires me to look ahead and plan my future?
If you want a simple trick to train yourself to be in the now and exist in the real world, you’re gonna love today’s episode.
Putting things off. Waiting till the last minute. Telling yourself and everyone around you, “Yeah, yeah, I’m totally gonna do that . . . tomorrow.”
Sure does to me. It doesn’t matter how productive or driven you are, if you’re human, there are times you procrastinate.
Which got me thinking.
Is procrastination really as bad as it’s cracked up to be?
When you think about getting your work out there in a bigger way, do you ever get caught by thoughts that say…
“But what if the thing I love to do doesn’t directly change the world or solve a problem?”
“But what if my business model is all about me? I’m having a really difficult time seeing how my products will really help anyone, besides me following my dreams!”
Most of us have a hard time valuing what we do, especially if the thing we do comes so naturally to us.
It’s can be even tougher if our work falls into buckets that can be considered “creative” or “artistic.”
Marketing can seem easier to get behind (and execute) when what you offer the world clearly solves some kind of pain point or problem.
But what if that’s not what you sell? And if you’re a creative or artistic person, can you still feel like your business makes a significant, positive impact on others?
I’m writing you from the clouds. More precisely…
I’m about 10,000 feet up on a Virgin America flight en route to Los Angeles for our company’s annual summer retreat.
Since our business is completely virtual, it’s vital that we all get together in person a few times a year for strategic planning and — big ol’ slumber parties!! (don’t you miss those??)
Back when I first started my business, I dreamed of the day when I’d be lucky enough to work with really talented people like this.
I fantasized about having these kind of work/play “getaways” in gorgeous places with tons of healthy food and ample supplies of markers and flip charts.
But that was a fantasy I didn’t tell many people about for years.