You’re the life of the introverted group! You love to brainstorm fun places to visit/things to do and know the best places to go. You’re always up for trying something new.
You’re the organizer. You deep dive research and have been known to create mood boards and color-coordinated spreadsheets based on the topic.
You’re the wildcard. You don’t commit to plans in advance and you’re more likely to do surprise visits to spend time with friends and family. You listen to what you need in the moment but when you show up–you show up fully and leave when you’re ready.
You schedule the next step into your calendar. When you have loads of energy, you’ll complete it and feel on fire but when you’re exhausted, you’ll ignore it and feel like a failure.
When you’re feeling passionate about it, you can build excitement for the idea when you share it with others. Other times you might let overthinking and all the doubt creep in and not share with anyone or let a couple of people’s fears tell you why you shouldn’t pursue it.
You get distracted with other ideas/to do lists later that day/week when you take a shower, get ready for bed or go for a walk. You jump from idea to idea and in your excitement you’re likely to forget to take action on any ideas. Your idea is fleeting but you really wish you could pursue it fully.
You know when you’re most likely to have energy to do social activities and when you need downtime and you schedule your week according to your energy.
Your friends consider you an ambivert, a social introvert or even a shy extrovert. You’re a lifelong student and love trying new things. But if you don’t give yourself alone time to recharge, you’ll burnout.
You’re likely to go off the grid. You explore, ideate and experiment. You have tons of ideas and thoughts about the status quo and how they can be better.
You have high expectations and strive for excellence at every turn. People rely on you for quality results. You’re the expert in your field. When you’re tapping into your superpower, you’re inspiring yourself and others to achieve greatness and fine-tune until you create works of art. To achieve greatness, you need to focus on taking consistent messy action.💥Your Kryptonite💥Perfectionism. As an expert in your field, you have an eye for details while holding a bigger vision for your life; however, you stop yourself from achieving this when you procrastinate your next step because you’re fearful that it’s the wrong one. Instead, you’ll waste days/months or years adjusting your to-do list or plan before even taking the next step. Meanwhile, the scrappy extrovert who has less expertise compared to you is off receiving results, more opportunities, connections and awards for showing up and adapting as needed.Newsflash–the only bad decision is staying stuck. When you wait, you tell the universe, your family, friends and community that your dreams are not a priority. Stop letting your fear of failure keep you stuck. You have a freaking superpower. USE. IT. When you know better, you do better the next time. And you’ll repeat that process your whole life in order to build on your successes. When you take a step and it’s not as good as you wanted, take another. You now have more information and learned some powerful lessons. You’re a badass!Now take the next best step from there. The only failure is staying stuck. Stop waiting for the perfect day/moment/situation/when you have $XX money/ XX people or the right job/house/connections. And move on from the patterns and habits that are not giving you the results that you deserve and want. You have to open the first door to get invitations to the next doors. Sitting on your couch, numbing out to chocolate and Netflix will only give you a short endorphin hit. But you won’t be closer to the life you wish you had. 💪Your Superpower💪When you’re living in your power, you are the motivator. You take messy action and pivot quickly. People are amazed at how you hold the vision and take the next best step. When you live in your power, you are magnetic–empowering others, creating results and showing up with consistency even though you don’t have all the answers. You know no one has all the answers and in order to build your dream life, you need to be bold even when you’re uncertain. Because uncertainty is a companion of growth. Remember to motivate yourself–fuel yourself up with your own superpower instead of only giving it to others.If you can’t motivate yourself right now, I want you to give yourself self compassion. Perfectionism is a cruel mindfuck. It tells you all the mean girl lies about yourself. You wouldn’t talk to your friends like that, so why do you think you deserve to be bullied by your fears?
You are multi-passionate and have a zeal for life. You’re a lifelong student constantly pursuing your interests. You’re curious and creative. You birth ideas in your sleep, in the shower and every moment that you pause and relax. 💥Your Kryponite💥Lack of focus. You have a tendency to get distracted by shiny object syndrome. As soon as you get an idea and start developing it, another idea comes to you in the shower, on a walk or when you’re about to fall asleep. You worry if you don’t run with that new idea right away, that you’ll lose the opportunity. You think you can do it all.👏 By. 👏Yourself. Without any help or delegating.When you start working on your new project, you drop your old one. And the cycle repeats each time you get a new idea. You end up losing confidence in your ideas because you never see them to fruition. And when you don’t show up consistently, your self belief plummets because you’re not seeing the minor wins along the way that build up your confidence in achieving your dreams. When you look around, you just see a lab full of half baked ideas with no plan to get you toward your dream.💪Your Superpower💪Focus first. Create then delegate to another person to help you with a process/take over while you move on to the next thing. You are a brainstorming powerhouse. When you’re in your power, you’re the creative director of your life. You know what you want your dream life to look like in 1 year and you’re showing up consistently to build momentum. A lot can happen in one year and with your creativity fueling your path, you can find innovative ways to get there faster and more simply.When new ideas come up, you add those to a notes section in your phone to return to later and keep focused on building impact in your area just now. You surround yourself with people who inspire you to be consistent and you seek out help in areas that are taking your energy away.
Who said introverts can’t be disruptors? Barack Obama. Rosa Parks. Lady Gaga. Oprah. Einstein. Mark Zuckerberg. Just a few successful introverts who changed the game in their fields.
Your out-of-the-box thinking keeps things fresh, encourages people and teams to level up and innovate in your area of expertise. While change can be hard for many, you adapt quickly and inspire people to see what can be possible. You’re a futurist who can paint a picture for others. Your Kryptonite
Self doubt and impatience.
Because you’re a visionary leader who’s paving new paths, you don’t have many people to follow for inspiration and modeling. You have a tendency to make this mean that you must be doing something wrong because most people aren’t doing or thinking the same thing.
You keep this self doubt playing as background music in your mind and you now believe that you’re wrong for having your visionary instincts. Because of that, you’re playing small, hiding in the shadows and being a yes person but internally you feel restless, angry, frustrated or exhausted from the soul sucking energy of not being your authentic revolutionary self.
If you’ve moved past self doubt, impatience might be stopping you from building consensus/buy-in for your idea. Extend compassion to others. Change is scary for us all and big visions can be scary for most people. Listen to people’s fears and consider how you can inspire them to move past that and get fired up to support your vision.
Your ideas push the envelope. You build new worlds and ways of doing and being. When you tell stories with passion, vulnerability and authenticity, you have the power to build a movement behind your idea.
Use personal experiences to relate to others and listen to others’ fears. Their experiences will help you communicate with empathy and compassion and craft inspiring responses to why people should push past the fear and join your movement.