HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL AS AN INTROVERT

 

If you are an introvert, you must have probably wondered if you can make it in the world as naturally as the extroverts do. A world that seems to cater exclusively to extroverts and speaking up is a trait that is mostly associated with success. Can an introvert be successful in such a world? Of course, you can! You can thrive both in your professional life and in your personal life as an introvert.

Being an introvert is not a flaw or something to be ashamed of. In fact, your introversion can help you become very successful if you try to use your trait to your advantage. As an introvert, you have more depth and power than the extroverts. If you overcome the beliefs that hold you back, the sky will be your only limit!

Before going into detail about different techniques and strategies, let’s talk about the basics. The main difference between introverts and extroverts is how they manage their energy. Extroverts tend to be energized in social gatherings while introverts, oftentimes, are drained of energy. But this is not in any way, shape, or form a must. If you learn how to manage your vibrational energy, you will be able to face daily life challenges easily that seem like a walk in the park for extroverts. 

 

What Kind Of An Introvert Are You?

First of all, part of overcoming your shortcomings as an introvert is determining what type of an introvert you are. You have to know what you need in order to function properly. You have to find out what’s best for you and find a way to fulfill your needs. There is a common misconception that all introverts are the same. Which is far from the truth. 

There are four types of introverts:

  • Social introverts – people who prefer solitary activities and shy away from social gatherings;
  • Anxious introverts – people who feel self-conscious in social gatherings and avoid them due to anxiety and discomfort;
  • Thinking introverts – those who are introspective and pensive and prefer self-reflection to interactions focused on small talk;
  • Restrained introverts – people who can be as social as extroverts but need some time to adjust.

I know being an introvert may not be so easy for you and you must be very uncomfortable putting yourself out there in public a lot of times. Well, don’t worry I’m going to teach you how to use the power of introversion to be successful. If you are afraid of the struggles with the daily responsibilities that come with an introverted life, the tips highlighted below will help you thrive. 

 

Embrace Your Introversion

As an introvert, the biggest mistake you can make is to pretend you are an extrovert. I know it seems like that’s the only way to navigate the world of extroverts but all you actually do when you pretend you’re someone you’re not is self-sabotage your real self and decrease your vibrational energy. 

So, instead of being ashamed of your introversion, embrace it! You may be quiet and reserved but that only means you pay attention to your environment and the needs of the people surrounding you. You don’t have to turn into a social butterfly but you can use your reserved nature to observe and intervene with insightful comments whenever necessary and there is nothing bad in that. In fact, introverts usually only speak up when they have something meaningful and full of substance to say and because of that people actually pay attention to them when they talk.

 

 

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Learn To Manage Your Energy

The second and very important step to attract success as an introvert is to learn how to manage your energy. It’s also important to keep your mind refreshed and to take breaks to recharge. As an introvert, you have to respect that sometimes you need time alone to reflect and recharge. 

Take relaxing breaks, meditate, go for a walk, and do other activities you enjoy. This will not only give you time for introspection but it will also give you the necessary time to rest. Rest, relaxation and sleep are very important for introverts. You cannot maintain the proper vibrational frequency without taking care of yourself and your needs. 

Make sure you always have a break scheduled after an event that requires you to socialize. Whether that’s a meeting or a conference, downtime is important. Extroverts might want to go out to celebrate after a successful meeting or after a conference but you most probably want to go back home and recharge. And that’s exactly what you should do. Boundaries are important in your personal life and your wellbeing matters so say no when you start to feel overwhelmed. 

 

Work on improving your vibrational frequency

If you work on improving your vibrational frequency, you can navigate your experience in the world with ease. You can attract what you want if you pay attention to the words you speak and your thoughts because everything you and other people experience in life is a direct result of vibrational energy levels. 

You can raise your vibration by taking control of your emotions, thoughts, and words. This will in turn make you attract more people and things that align with that frequency. So fill yourself with joy, passion, happiness, and other positive feelings. Align your frequency at a higher level and your body, mind, and soul will experience the same vibrational energy. Once you understand the power of your thoughts and emotions, you can live more freely and you can change your life for the better.

 

Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs as an Introvert

Subconscious beliefs stop us from achieving our goals in life. Introverts tend to have more negative subconscious beliefs that hold them back because they have to fight to fit in a world that caters more to extroverts their entire lives. 

If you are an introvert, you have to identify these negative beliefs and flip them. To do so, you have to take small steps in the right direction until you align your goals with your actions. You will need to sit and analyze your beliefs in detail that does not serve you and get rid of them by reframing them. The reframed beliefs will have a higher frequency than the beliefs you have when you start on this journey. This will help you be more open to new opportunities. 

While at the beginning of the process, it will seem hard to identify the patterns that prevent you from achieving your goals, when you become aware of your vibrational energy, everything changes for the better. 

 

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Your thoughts, feelings, and emotions matter

Your words, thoughts, and actions act like magnets. You manifest what you think, speak, feel and believe, so you have to choose your words and emotions wisely in order to overcome your shortcomings. You already learned that not all introverts are the same. However, there is one thing that all introverts have in common and that is their ability to be introspective.

Introverts don’t speak a lot but they think a lot, so you can use this to your advantage. But be mindful that your thoughts and emotions contribute to your vibrational energy so it’s crucial to not enter a vicious cycle of negative beliefs because that is when you get stuck. Focus intently on positive thoughts and feeling good emotions since that is what you will manifest into your reality.

 

Build a Comfortable Environment to Work In

I’m talking about a place where you feel comfortable to be yourself. Working in a safe, happy place where you can relax and just do your thing will raise your vibrational energy. Remember, the level of vibrational energy increases when your thoughts and emotions are positive, so it is important to be filled with joy and peace when you’re working.  A safe environment can mean different things for different people. For some, it means working from home, for others it means working out in your own garden away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Interact with like-minded people 

A common misconception surrounding introverts is that all of them are drained by social interaction and energized by solitary activities. However, the problem is not usually the fact that introverts are drained by interaction but the fact that they invest a lot of energy in social interactions without receiving the same level of energy in return.

Typically, introverts need more meaningful conversations. They like to engage with like-minded people and they don’t feel drained when they receive the same amount of energy they put in. This is great news because it means that, with the right people, introverts can never feel out of place. Try to find like-minded people you easily get along with so at the end of the day you will not feel burnt out by constantly trying to fit in with people you don’t vibe with.

 

Take Advantage of Your Quiet Nature

Are introverts shy? Not all of them! But most of them can be quiet. Which, believe it or not, can be a very good thing. Leverage your quiet nature by speaking at the right time and by always being the one to communicate important decisions or news. 

If you want to overcome your fear of speaking up, you have to push yourself to be able to speak your mind. You don’t have to engage in conversation all the time but be sure to communicate your needs and desires assertively. It may take some practice but once you get a hang of it, it will be far easier for you to speak when you have to, rather than letting others do all the talking. 

 

Play to Your Limits, Not Past

The most important lesson you need to remember as an introvert is that respecting your limits and boundaries is not the same thing as living a limited life. We all have boundaries and we all need boundaries. Yes, it is important to get out of our comfort zone to overcome our fears. However, no one can live on the edge all the time. 

If you don’t respect your limits, you may cause a lot of damage mentally. You have to rest, eat well, relax, and do things that bring you joy to exceed your limits. Be mindful of your thoughts and emotions and take breaks if you need to. There is no point in forcing yourself to deal with situations that cause you anxiety and stress all the time. This will only limit you further.

 

Don’t Let Your Inner Critic Dictate Your Life

You know that voice in your head that always tells you that you are not enough or you are not doing enough? That voice is louder for introverts than for extroverts because introverts are more self-aware, which means a little problem that extroverts can laugh off can be a big problem for introverts. 

To quiet that voice, you have to change the speech of your inner voice. If you talk down to yourself, you will no longer be in control of your emotions. Take the control back by learning how to be gentle with yourself. Negative beliefs hold you back but on the other hand, changing your inner narrative to a positive one will benefit you tremendously. 

 

The Introvert Advantage

Whether you believe it or not, introversion is a huge advantage. Introverts are more mindful, more attentive, more innovative, and always pay attention to the needs of others. Observing and listening are important parts of being an introvert. Moreover, introverts like to analyze situations and look at facts before making a decision. This behavior leads to thoughtful conclusions and better decisions. Introverts don’t gamble their success, they mindfully work for it.

 

How Can Coaching Help an Introvert

Introverts don’t like to be the center of attention but that doesn’t mean they cannot overcome their fears. If you are an ambitious introvert who is struggling, you can tremendously benefit from coaching.

Coaching will teach you how to make your introversion work for you, not against you. If you’ve been told your entire life that you have to change who you are and how you do things in order to be successful, you will find coaching extremely helpful. 

Nothing will feel forced or rushed, as I know there is nothing wrong with the fact that you are an introvert. I am a coach and a fellow introvert so I understand your struggles. My purpose as a coach is to guide you towards clarity, help you raise your vibrational energy, and get rid of the negative beliefs that are holding you back right now.

After a while, you will notice that you are more comfortable in circumstances that require you to socialize, and you will act more accepting and loving in regards to your introversion. We will create a strategy you can use to change the frequency of your vibrational energy and to move confidently towards your goals.

If you want to get started, feel free to book a free discovery session now. We will discuss you and your needs and come up with a personalized strategy for overcoming your fears and blocks together. 

 

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