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6 Tips For Introverts Running A Business

There is a lot of hype around being an entrepreneur. These days everyone wants to be one. Build an empire. Conquer the world.

I’m an accidental entrepreneur. Initially, I didn’t quit my job because I wanted to work from a laptop with my feet soaked in warm sand. I hate sitting in the sand, it gets in too many places + electronic devices. I did it because (I don’t think you know this about me), but I’m a hermit. I couldn’t deal with the social anxiety of leaving my house everyday + dressing up + driving to work. It’s too people-y outside.

Being my own CEO + setting up my business online has helped me feed that neurosis.

Don’t be fooled by the bubbly personality. Inside this pint size cheerleader, there is an introvert stirring the wheel, maneuvering my way out of small talk.

So how does an introvert run a profitable business? I’ll give you a few pointers:

Let’s recap:

  1. Like Weight Watchers, I have a points system.
  2. I don’t always connect, but when I do, it’s with one person at a time. 
  3. I have created a tier of offerings that have different levels of interaction. 
  4. I fired Twitter + Snapchat + Google+.
  5. Raise your introvert white flag high! 
  6. Remember that you are the boss of you and your business. 

That’s what I’ve got for you today.

Any tips you can add to the mix? All my introverts would love you for it. So please add them in the comments, alright. Don’t be shy (wink wink).

PS: Love today’s yellow space dress that makes me feel like I’m on the set of Austin Powers? I got it at my mom-in-laws lovely store @inmotionboutique

9 Comments

  1. I’m exactly the same! I’m energetic, empathetic and extremely sociable… but need ti be alone most of the time to recharge my batteries. Being around people all the time feels like a violence to me, and I decided to quit my office job to offer my skills to other entrepreneurs (which I don’t always get to meet in person).
    I’m happy to know I’m nit a weirdo and that bubbly ladies can be introverts too. Thanks for sharing this! x

  2. “Hate the same shit together!” omg Mayi that made me laugh so hard!!! That’s how I met some of best friends in college during orientation lol. Love this post! Thanks for always cheering on the introvert 🙂

  3. Wow I’m so impressed Mayi. I’d have never imagined that!
    Your post blows my mind, but I don’t understand very well (I’m Spanish) the points system.
    Could somebody help me understand please? It might help me a lot.

    1. Hello Rosa. To answer your question, I think what Mayi means by “point system” is that she motivates herself to go to networking events by giving herself “points”. And when she earns enough points, she can do things like give herself permission to stay at home for a week. It’s turning it into a game, which can make things more fun.

      1. That’s exactly it Curtis. It’s a sweet balance between giving myself the extra push I need to step outside my comfort zone, while honoring my core desired hibernation instincts hehehehe.

  4. Thanks for the helpful very insightful advise :-). I get that the magic ticket here is being committed to finding ones way while being true to oneself.

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