Almost every person can find at least one introvert’s feature that is similar to his own.
Either you don’t like seeing unknown phone numbers calling to you, or you could feel uncomfortable in the company of new people, or maybe, you enjoy being alone for some time.
Nevertheless, true introverts really suffer a lot, because modern world dictates its own rules of a successful living where everyone strives to be in the center of attention, wants to be loved by the society and enjoys being carefully followed.
Introverts hate being in the center of attention. They go through hell every time they have to ask unknown people something and almost are ready to die visiting a party.
But in fact, introverts have more strengths, than weaknesses. They can be good leaders and can easily build any business they want.
And I’ll try to explain my point.
Ideas solving the problems
Do you know where a startup starts? It starts with the idea.
But there are millions of ideas generated every day and only tens of them can be really worthy of attention.
The problem is that it is not enough to have any creative idea. Your future product should be valuable, go in pace with time and help people to solve problems.
Introverts are creative thinkers. Besides, they have a passion for deep analysis of everything that happens in the world.
And that is the reason why introverts have more successful ideas for startup projects.
They not only create ideas but analyze them. They can easily find the root of the problem and focus on its solution.
As a result, startups created by introverts are more likely to succeed.
Clear and effective communication
Starting any startup requires networking and active collaboration.
Social obligations are a real challenge for introverts. They hate being involved in public speeches, cold calls, and overcrowded meetings.
But! Fortunately, there are so many ways to avoid calls and meetings but stay in touch and run discussions.
And that is where introverts win.
Introverts think first, talk later. They run effective communication paying more attention to analysis and staying focused on details. They are perfect writers and researchers. In such a way, any collaboration can be even more productive.
Strong leaders and influencers
Introverts can become good leaders and build a successful business. They have all the skills for that.
According to Carmen Nobel, a Harvard Business school professor, “An introverted leader is more likely to listen to and process the ideas of an eager team”.
Introverts have more influencing power than anybody else. They never talk a lot, but when they make a decision, it is always well-thought-out.
Introverts are proved to be strong CEOs. Here is the list of top introverted leaders well-known to everyone:
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Bill Gates
- Marissa Mayer
- Barack Obama
- Guy Kawasaki
- Tom Ford
- Steven Spielberg
- J.K Rowling
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Hillary Clinton
You definitely heard about these people, didn’t you?
So, leadership is another strong quality of introverts opening a door to a successful entrepreneurship.
If you are an introvert and suffer because of that, stop doing this. You have so many strengths that entrepreneurship is definitely your cup of tea.
Just one advice I followed one day:
Start believing in yourself and you’ll feel stronger and more confident.
In conclusion, I would like to share one of my favorite videos for motivation. Enjoy it!
Tania Artemova is a personal branding strategist, entrepreneur, blogger and motivator. She is a founder of IStartHub and a Co-founder of Great Create Web Agency.