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“When you lead with kindness, people feel that energy.” — Amy Keon“You don’t have to be the loudest person to inspire others to be kind,” says Amy Keon, pediatric registered nurse, empath, and my special guest for this episode. Her Facebook community, Share Kindness Loudly, is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating everyday acts of kindness by everyday people.Amy believes that you don’t need to change yourself or take on extroverted traits in order to inspire people — you can do it in your own quiet, authentic, introverted way!Leading with kindness uplifts and fuels those around us. As Amy explains, to lead with kindness is to spread joy, share awareness, learn from each other, not be judgmental, and be generous with our time. Workplaces are transformed when led by leaders who model generosity and empathy. By leading with kindness, we build morale and loyalty in our teams, inspire them to work at their best, and create a culture of empathy.But when leading with kindness, it’s also important to extend that kindness to yourself. Self care is not selfish at all — you can’t take care of others properly unless you take care of yourself! By protecting your energy and space, and taking the time to replenish yourself, you’ll be able to maximize your positive impact without wearing yourself down!Want to learn more of Amy’s amazing tips for spreading kindness? Let’s get started! In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌Easy and impactful steps you can take right now to start leading with kindness  How leading with kindness can transform workplace culture and boost the motivation of your team Steps that you can take to safeguard your own energy and boundaries while uplifting others“If leaders would be a little more kind and empathetic… I think it would change the workplace.” — Julie GreenhamAbout Amy KeonAmy Keon is a pediatric registered nurse and empath. Her Facebook community, Share Kindness Loudly, sheds light on acts of everyday kindness with everyday people.Highlights:‌ ‌01:25  Introducing Amy Keon02:15  Share Kindness Loudly04:18  Self care05:31  Lead with kindness07:05  How to get started08:11  Kind gesture examples10:50  Mentoring12:22  Amy’s final thoughts13:22  Apparel14:19  Lightning round questionsLinks:‌ ‌Share Kindness Loudly Instagram, TikTok: @sharekindnessloudlyWork with me: Download Your Free Guide: "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome" ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
Can you show up as an introvert — and still get the recognition you need?My guest Keni Dominguez has always been interested in inclusivity, justice, and equity in the workplace, but her approach is a bit unique: she emphasizes the importance of being inclusive of all cognitive types, as 40% of most workplaces are made up of introverts!As an introvert herself, Keni is interested in helping other introverts develop the skills that they need to thrive in a world of extroverts.Many introverts have thrived during the pandemic, with its focus on remote working and asynchronous communication. Many of us have also developed better work boundaries during this time.Having strong and intentional boundaries is a skill that will serve you well both during the pandemic and once we’ve returned to regular life.In order to create effective boundaries that work best for you, Keni recommends that you think about where and how you spend the most time, what your energy levels tend to be throughout the day, and what you value most.Cultivating your personal power as an introvert is also hugely important.“I believe it’s a starting point to greatness,” Keni says. “When I’m talking about personal power, I’m thinking about it from the perspective of what it means to be empowered in your life, to really just be the leader in your life.”Extroverts take up a huge amount of oxygen in the room, and we need to be able to authentically speak up and assert ourselves as introverts — we don’t have to show up as extroverts to get what we need!In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌Why cultivating personal power as an entrepreneur is so vitally important — and how to demonstrate power as an introvertThe top 3 things you must consider when setting your boundariesHow a simple auto-reply can train your clients to respect and honour your needsAbout Keni DominguezKeni Dominguez is a career mindset coach. She works with introverts who identify as black women or women of color, and helps them find clarity and confidence in the workplace. Keni also helps organizations build more inclusive and equitable cultures.Highlights:‌ ‌00:42  Listener shout-out01:55  Introducing Keni Dominguez06:08  The pandemic work paradigm07:34  Personal power & authenticity11:50  Accommodating introverted students13:50  Why is personal power important?16:43  Boundaries22:32  Develop email guidelines24:44  Set the tone on day 128:09  Weak personal power example33:51  Keni’s final thoughts36:27  Lightning round questionsLinks:‌Keni DominguezInstagram: @keniwdom Black Boy by Richard Wright Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen with me:https://www.juliegreenham.comDownload Your Free Guide: 12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome‌Follow me:Instagram:
“When people feel like you get them, that’s honestly the golden nugget to rapport, to relationship, to building that trust.” — Jennifer MaxwellCan a personality quiz make you a better salesperson?The DISC behavioral model divides personality traits into four quadrants: dominance, influence, steadiness, and compliance. Knowing your score can help you become a better salesperson!My guest Jennifer Maxwell is a certified DISC trainer and speaker. When she started on her entrepreneurial journey, she had no formal sales training and couldn’t figure out why she had so much trouble closing. Her closing rate soared to an astonishing 90% once she applied DISC research to her sales technique!Now, she offers courses in applying these same knowledge to her clients’ business and helping them build better rapport with their prospects.“There are things that kind of go along with those personality traits,” Jennifer explains. “So when you can understand that, you can appeal to those natural occurring motivations and the things that matter to them the most.”D and I personality types are more outgoing, introverts tend to fall into the more reserved S and C types, and each type has their own challenges when it comes to setting and communicating the value of their offerings. Not only can you learn how to sell more effectively based on your type, you can also learn how to modify your technique to resonate with types of the opposite temperament.Jennifer is sharing her best tips and tactics in this episode. If selling is part of your business, you’ll want to dive right in. Let’s get started!In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌Actionable tips on how to sell more effectively as a reserved personality type How to adapt when dealing with clients who are an opposite personality typeThe different ways that each personality type manifests leadership qualitiesAbout Jennifer MaxwellJennifer Maxwell is certified DISC trainer and speaker. She loves helping small business owners and solopreneurs land their ideal clients and build deep rapport. Highlights:‌ ‌01:16  Introducing Jennifer Maxwell03:18  The DISC personality test07:07  The truth about leadership 09:39  Overcoming selling challenges12:39  Selling as an S or people-pleaser15:08  Healthy boundaries16:38  C-natured people21:00  Becoming more people-focused23:23  Dealing with opposite-personality clients28:52  Airport story31:50  Jennifer’s final thoughts35:50  The Nail the Sale course ‌Links:‌ ‌Jennifer Maxwell Nail the Sale DISC Assessment with me: Download Your Free Guide: "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome" ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
As an introvert, why should you invest in professional photography for your business?Brand photography helps you differentiate yourself in the marketplace, showcase your unique vibe and essence, and tell your story — without having to say a word!If you don’t like to speak a lot, you can communicate a lot of things through eye-catching, informative, and attractive visuals, particularly when they’re paired with clean, brand-aligned copy.That makes it a great tool for introverts!My guest for this episode is Nathalie Amlani, brand photographer and owner of Pictonat Branding Creative.Brand photographers take pictures that help to market or sell a product or service, and Nathalie has the unique talent of being able to capture the essence of who people are — and her images can make a big impact for their business!Images can tell an emotional story — you can convey calm, joy, excitement, and more with a photograph, so it’s a great way to have your audience get a taste of what it is like to work with you and deepen your connection.“When you present yourself in a professional way with images that really articulate who you are, then it’s just consistent with the experience that they’ll receive when they work with you.” Nathalie explains. “That leads to more word-of-mouth referrals.”A picture really IS worth a thousand words!In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌The multiple ways that brand photography can help you grow your business and create deeper connections with your audienceWhy it’s important to personally appear in at least a few of the photos on your website The many ways that you can repurpose your photos for new opportunities and additional promotion“If you’re top of mind and constantly showing who you are, how it is to work with you, and what you can do for them, then when they actually need it, they’re like —  oh, I remember that business or person or product!”— Nathalie AmlaniAbout Nathalie AmlaniNathalie Amlani is the owner of Pictonat Branding Creative. She works as a brand strategist and branding photographer who helps female entrepreneurs shine online with images that make an impact, capture their essence, and showcase their value.Highlights:‌ ‌01:35  Introducing Nathalie Amlani03:15  Why is brand photography good for introverts?04:55  Connecting through story05:47  How brand photography helps businesses07:14  How to resonate with your audience07:57  Get your money’s worth 08:27  The onboarding & photoshoot13:32  Teasing out your story14:47  Nathalie’s final thoughts16:40  Lightning round questions19:00  Find NathalieLinks:‌ ‌Pictonat Branding Creative @pictonatbrandingcreativeWork with me: Download Your Free Guide: "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome" ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
“You don’t have to be a marketing expert. You don’t have to be a financier. You don’t have to be a speaker or a coach. Everybody has a place on LinkedIn.”—  Laura ConnorThis episode’s guest, Laura Connor, is a LinkedIn marketing strategist and owner of Connor Speaks, offering LinkedIn coaching, training, and marketing consulting services.And she believes that LinkedIn is an amazing platform for introverts!LinkedIn is about so much more now than just posting or looking for a job — it’s a place to connect with ideal clients and build your network locally, nationally, or internationally.While other platforms are riddled with toxicity and negativity, people on LinkedIn show up in ways that are authentic, supportive, and encouraging.You can use LinkedIn to advance your career, build networks, gain exposure, build engagement, generate leads, and establish thought leadership.The trick? Show up and engage.By sharing valuable insights, you’ll attract like-minded people and gain followers. Most people on LinkedIn just scroll through their newsfeed without contributing any content. Since such a small percentage of people post content on LinkedIn compared to Facebook or Twitter, your posts will have a better chance of gaining visibility and engagement. The more you post, the more you become a real person to your followers.In addition to posting relevant, interesting content, Laura advises savvy introverts to engage with other people’s posts as a way to strengthen connections and remain at the top of your prospects’ minds. Hit the ‘like’ button, drop an emoji, leave a comment, and/or share.Eventually, when they have a problem that your offer can help them solve, they’ll remember and likely reach out to you! The sales process will be more organic and you’ll have already laid the groundwork of trust.In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌The 4 things that you need to include in your LinkedIn profile in order to make an amazing impressionA 3-step process that will lead to you building up your own targeted network of valuable connectionsExamples of innovative and attention-grabbing ways to build incredible engagement and earn followersAbout Laura ConnorLaura Connor is a LinkedIn marketing strategist and owner of Connor Speaks, offering LinkedIn coaching, training, and marketing consulting services. She helps business owners, entrepreneurs, and service professionals execute engaging, client-focused marketing plans.Highlights:‌00:16  Introducing Laura Connor02:37  Why put your business on LinkedIn?04:59  How LinkedIn has evolved07:26  LinkedIn works for all businesses09:04  4 things to include in your profile11:57  Speak up, show up & grow up15:37  How do you engage effectively on LinkedIn?22:15  Just be yourself24:15  Laura’s final thoughts27:54  Working with Laura30:48  Lightning round questions‌Links:‌Laura Connorhttps://connorspeaks.comMaximum Exposure by Laura Connor with me:https://www.juliegreenham.comDownload Your Free Guide: "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome"‌Follow me:Instagram:
How do you feel hearing the word ‘money’? Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Uneasy? Maybe excited?More than almost anything else connected to entrepreneurship, money can bring up a lot of emotions. If you want to be financially successful, you need to heal your relationship to money.My guest Megan O’Neill is a business mindset strategist who works primarily with female entrepreneurs, helping them identify and remedy limiting beliefs and blocks that hold them back.Much of Megan’s work deals with beliefs absorbed in childhood. These legacy beliefs form the foundation of mindset and can have huge effects on how we feel about relationships, work — and money.Many of us grew up seeing a lot of cultural imagery that showed women not having a lot of power when it comes to money. And in many of our families, men tended to make many of the bigger decisions when it came to family finances.Remember, it wasn’t too long ago that women weren’t allowed to hold mortgages or have their own credit cards without a man co-signing.This type of messaging taught us that women didn’t deserve money and couldn’t be trusted with it.In order to feel confident about your relationship to money, you need to change those limiting legacy beliefs!These beliefs can lead you to discount your offers unnecessarily, avoid negotiating, and resist promoting yourself. “We still have a lot of work to do around our money mindset, and to feel confident and comfortable,” Megan explains. “We need to go to the next level of money.”In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌How early childhood beliefs shape your current relationship to money — and how to heal that relationshipThe reasons why women in particular feel so pressured to discount their services (even before they get a ‘no’!)How to reframe and rephrase in order to shift the way you (and your kids!) feel about money About Megan O’NeilMegan O’Neil is a business mindset strategist based in Ottawa, Ontario. She works primarily with entrepreneurs using Core Belief Engineering. She is the host of the Belief Alchemy podcast.Highlights:‌ ‌02:03  Introducing Megan O’Neill06:00  It all stems from childhood07:22  Why is it hard for women to talk about money?09:51  Belief precedes everything11:30  Your family history with money12:27  Emotions, religion, culture & money14:47  The discount trap & imposter syndrome18:11  Rejection really is okay19:51  Do not crowdsource your pricing21:24  Identifying & fixing your money blocks23:22  Money Mindset Core Belief Engineering26:35  Cultural consciousness shift27:35  Reactivate your natural, healthy beliefs28:34  Reframe & rephrase30:06  Money & power31:53  The ‘creative’ approach to money35:14  Megan’s final thoughts‌Links:‌ ‌Megan O’Neill / Belief Alchemy podcast Make Money The Creative Way Challenge The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear And Take Life To The Next Level by Gay Hendrix Work with me: Download Your Free Guide: "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Impos
“I think we can all agree that we’ve never looked so forward, as much as we do right now, for a fresh start, a new beginning, and new year.”—  Julie GreenhamSo long, 2020.As we say goodbye to the turmoil of the past year, you may be tempted to set some New Year’s resolutions. I’m here to tell you not to. There is a better way.Setting resolutions, for most people, takes the form of radical goals and unrealistic expectations.“I’ll go fully vegetarian.” “I’ll go to the gym five times per week.” “I’ll go to bed at 9:30 every single night.”When making these resolutions, I feel good at the moment of setting them — but almost immediately lose interest, because my brain knows that I can’t get them done. The change required is too drastic and sudden, the goals too ambitious (or practically unachievable). And these resolutions often involve all-or-nothing thinking, making it so much easier to give up when you can’t hit the too-high standard you’ve set.Instead of setting resolutions, I want you to set intentions.Rather than “I will,” think in terms of “I would like.”Intentions are driven by desire, rather than obligation, and create less pressure.Intentions create directions and starting points, allowing aligned actions to fall in place more easily. As Jennifer Williams said, “Intention is more than wishful thinking; it’s wishful direction.” In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌A journaling exercise to help you get in touch with what you truly want for yourself, not what you think you should wantHow to pair intention-setting with aligned action to bring you closer to reaching your goalsHow one single word can help you shape your experience of the year 2021 “Intentions have a lot of power. Because once you set an intention... you automatically start to create a direction. It’s like a starting point. It’s like a map. Your actions will follow and fall in place much more easily.”—  Julie GreenhamHighlights:‌ ‌01:23  Don’t set a resolution this year03:11  Intention-setting05:27  Intentions v. goals06:12  Getting into aligned action08:21  Choose your 2021 mantraLinks:‌Work with me: Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome" ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
“People don’t like pushy salespeople… so being an introvert, I think, has actually worked to my advantage.”—  Barry KarchReal estate doesn’t feel like a space where introverts would thrive.Barry Karch, however, has been a successful realtor for 35 years — despite having always been quiet and introverted.In fact, he consistently outsells his more outgoing colleagues!“Being an introvert, I think, has actually worked to my advantage, because I’m not going to be loud and obnoxious and try to talk people into something,” Barry explains. No one wants pushy, high-pressure tactics for a high-ticket item.People feel more comfortable around Barry because he doesn’t do the non-stop chatter and high-pressure sales strategies. Instead, he allows them space to truly consider their potential new home.Barry’s low-pressure approach helps clients trust him and feel much better about buying.One of the hardest parts of his job remains reaching out to build and nurture his client base. As Barry says, “You have to reach out to people to be successful. You can’t sit back and wait for people to contact you, or you’re not going to do as well as you would like. You have to overcome the fear or the anxiety of making the calls.”As an introvert, Barry does deal with negative thoughts and anxieties that pop up when he needs to make sales calls or interact with potential new clients — but he’s come up with savvy strategies to push through anxieties and generate strong motivation to do what he needs to do.In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌Key strategies for overcoming negative thoughtsHow to pinpoint your ‘Big Why’ and use it to build motivationHow to feel comfortable with marketing yourself through video — and the #1 fact you need to keep in mindAbout Barry KarchBarry Karch is the broker/owner of The Real Estate Power Houses in El Paso, TX. Despite being a quieter person, he has consistently outsold his more outgoing colleagues. Barry created The Real Estate UnSalesperson podcast to get the word out that you can be successful in selling real estate simply by being yourself. People in other sales professions will also enjoy this podcast because much of it has to do with mindset.Highlights:‌01:46  Introducing Barry Karch03:05  How introversion can help in sales04:29  Strategies for overcoming negative talk08:01  Countering negative talk in business09:44  Don’t fear rejection so much11:16  Sales and marketing strategies13:41  Create good habits14:15  Barry’s key takeawaysLinks:‌ ‌The Real Estate UnSalesperson podcast The Real Estate Power Houses Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome" Work with me ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
‌“Don’t be afraid to be the quiet one, because we’re the ones that are the most dangerous.”—  Trina TurlCan introversion be a service provider’s secret weapon?Trina Turl is a commercial photographer with a wealth of talent and an introvert’s distaste for small talk and big crowds. A former wedding photographer, she found it challenging to shoot large events and has since transitioned to specializing in photography for small business, shooting interiors, products, and small groups.Trina loves working closely with smaller businesses and designers, because it allows her to build stronger connections and be more collaborative.As a shy introvert, Trina tends to be very quiet around new people and needs some time to get out of her shell, which can make it more challenging for her to get new clients. “It’s really hard to get clients when you’re super quiet, especially when you’re networking,” she explains. “Putting myself out there and making noise just feels very uncomfortable.”But when she is talking about creative projects, Trina comes alive — and this is where she can create incredible connections with her clients!“Once I get on a call with them, or we’re in-person, and we start talking about ideas and creativity and their project, I get really animated and very excited, because that’s really what lights me up,” Trina says. As an introvert she also has a very special gift — that of being able to listen closely and gather key information from her clients, so that she can help them achieve their vision and find the most success. By truly hearing their needs, Trina is able to anticipate the possibilities of what her photography can do for their business — it’s a true introvert superpower!In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ Why introversion can actually be a service-based entrepreneur’s superpower How to calm your nerves before meeting with clients on-site Simple ways to fuel creativity using the world around you“We’re at our most creative when there are some boundaries in place that we have to problem-solve around.”—  Trina TurlAbout Trina TurlTrina Turl is a photographer and the founder of Clio & Fox. She loves working with small businesses to help them create memorable images that will help them capture the imaginations of their customers.Highlights:‌ ‌01:22  Introducing Trina Turl02:43  Photography for introverts03:46  Introverted networking06:24  Building connection through creativity08:54  Trina’s source of inspiration10:34  Service-provider nerves ‌13:11  The positive side of introversion in business ‌14:49  Don’t be afraid to be the quiet one ‌15:20  Lightning round questions! ‌Links:‌ ‌Clio & Fox Instagram: @cliofoxstock / @trinaphotoWork with me Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome" ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
“Sometimes, the NOs are not really NOs. Sometimes, the NOs are just ‘No, not right now.’”—  Aviva AllenHow do you turn a simple Facebook group into a paid membership with tens of thousands of members?Aviva Allen was a kids’ nutritionist specializing in helping parents address feeding challenges around the time that she discovered mom Facebook groups. Disappointed by the lack of health- and eco-consciousness she found in the groups she joined, she decided to start her own, inviting 30 of her friends to join.That group was Healthy Moms, which has since become a full community with 20,000 members that offers parents advice, shopping discounts, and a curated selection of natural, health-focused and eco-friendly businesses.How did Aviva do it?She started small, setting up a deal of the month and partnering with local businesses catering to the group’s demographic and aligned with their values.From there, she grew, setting up a paid model for the businesses in addition to the membership for the moms. She approached new businesses to join. She started participating in events and marketplaces.As you can imagine, this was tough for an introvert!But she made it through by keeping her eye on the prize. She learned that you need to remind yourself of what you’re trying to build, in order to push yourself through those barriers.“Embrace the uncomfortableness of it all. You have to,” Aviva says. “Because, as an introvert, you will feel uncomfortable doing these things… it’s a given. But if you’re going to get past that and get out of your own way, as they say, you have to. You won’t get to where you want to be without feeling weird sometimes.”In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌How Aviva turned a 30-person Facebook group into a community with 20,000 members Why you should work on getting more comfortable with face-to-face meetings — and the #1 tip to help you clear that hurdle The pros of setting up lifelong memberships over annual“I can appear to be extroverted… I can fake it for a period of time, but that really drains my energy. People are always so surprised to learn that I’m introverted. I feel like I can hide it pretty well.”—  Aviva AllenAbout Aviva AllenAviva Allen is a kids’ nutritionist specializing in helping parents address feeding challenges and the founder of Healthy Moms, a community that offers parents advice, shopping discounts, and a curated selection of natural, health-focused and eco-friendly businesses.Highlights:‌ ‌01:22  Introducing Aviva Allen03:54  From Facebook group to marketing company07:02  The awkwardness of asking people to pay08:45  Case study: The Big Carrot11:24  Face-to-face v. phone v. email13:45  The biggest moment outside the comfort zone17:34  Growing your business as an introvert18:10  Get the giveaways and discounts!21:59  Yearly membership or lifelong?Links:‌ ‌Healthy Moms Work with me Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome" ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
“Pinterest is not a social platform, it’s a search engine. So, you don’t have to engage with people, and you don’t have to always be connecting and commenting.” — Tara ReidMany marketing methods are overwhelming, stressful, or even terrifying for introverts. Facebook Lives? Instagram Reels? Networking? Putting yourself out there?Introvert coach (and fellow introvert) Tara Reid gets it.An online entrepreneur and business owner since 2007, she’s spent the last few years honing in on one aspect of marketing that is absolutely ideal for introverted business owners.Pinterest.Why is Pinterest so great for introverts? It’s a search engine, rather than a social platform. So it’s less about building connections and engaging with followers than it is about sharing great content and having your content shared by them.And Pinterest is a smart place for your content to live — posts on Pinterest have a shelf life of a year or longer, if the content is good enough. Compare that to Instagram, where posts will show up on timelines for 5 hours, at most!The platform can be used to generate sales, drive traffic to your blog or website, or get people to sign up to your email list, depending on the type of business and your goals. All you need are a few tips and tricks to optimize your content — and Tara is here to help you pin with confidence!In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌Common mistakes most people make when beginning to market on PinterestThe perfect original content v. re-pin ratio (and how not to get flagged as a spammer)!One tool that will simplify your entire Pinterest process — and the social bonuses of signing up!“If it takes off, a pin can be at the top of search results and getting you traffic or leads for months or years down the line.”—  Tara ReidAbout Tara ReidTara has been an online entrepreneur and business owner since 2007, when she launched a handmade jewelry business. She transitioned to helping other business owners on their Pinterest marketing and strategy, and has been a full-time Pinterest Manager since 2015 through The Introvert Coach. She is the CEO of both Entrepreneur Templates and The Introvertpreneur Club, and loves helping fellow introverts discover less stressful marketing methods — and grow their businesses without the overwhelm!Highlights:‌ ‌00:54  Introducing Tara Reid01:38  Why is Pinterest so good for introverts?03:51  Pinterest analytics v. Google analytics05:00  A blend of visuals and SEO06:22  Common Pinterest mistakes08:10  What are Pinterest management services?09:30  Pinterest marketing success stories10:27  The perfect original content v. re-pin ratio11:29  Do all entrepreneurs use Pinterest for the same thing?12:26  All about Tailwind and why you need it15:41  Grab this freebie and watch out for the Introvertpreneur Podcast! ‌Links:‌ ‌The Introvert Coach Entrepreneur Templates The Introvertpreneur Clubhttps://www.introvertpreneur.comWork with me ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
“Perfectionism can be a killer for entrepreneurs.”— Julie GreenhamFor a long time, perfectionism had been held up as a positive trait, something that drove people to achieve greatness.The reality? Isn’t so rosy.Perfectionism is driven by the internal pressures and unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves, and stems from a fear of being judged, rejected, or seen as a failure. It can develop as a reaction to our childhood experiences. It can be restricted to certain activities, such as those relating to our work, or extend to all realms of our lives.Perfectionism doesn’t make you better. It just makes you stop trying.When I was a perfectionist, if I made a simple mistake or got tripped up on a word while doing a live video, I’d stop recording and pretend I’d been disconnected!In an ‘all or nothing’ mindset, everything is either perfect … or absolute garbage. This allows no room for errors. Which means that there is no room for growth.Perfectionism doesn’t drive productivity. It destroys it.If you spend six hours tweaking a promotional graphic to make it perfect, what other tasks aren’t getting done? Does it matter if the text is misaligned by one pixel? People will look at the image for a few seconds, at most. All of the tiny details you get caught up on mean nothing in the bigger picture of your business.Perfectionism doesn’t make you more likeable.Do you know what makes people likeable? Relatability. Do you know what’s not relatable? Perfection.Being authentic and vulnerable helps other people connect with you. That is more important than having them believe you’re perfect.Let go of your perfectionism!In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌How perfectionism can work against you in both your business and personal life8 easy-to-implement tips to help you cut down on your perfectionistic tendencies2 amazing book recommendations to help you shift from perfectionist to ‘recovering perfectionist’Highlights:‌ ‌01:09  The ‘recovering perfectionist’01:48  The roots of perfectionism03:07  The all-or-nothing mindset04:07  Adapting to growth05:45  Comparison is a losing game07:26  Block out your time08:40  What’s the real reason for your fear?10:04  Remember the bigger picture and don’t get lost in the details11:40  Perfectionism impedes connection — embrace authenticity13:09  The standard that doesn’t exist14:00  Make space for learning curvesLinks:‌ ‌The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck Work with me: ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
“The goal of the words that you write for and about your business is obviously to inform ... but there is also an opportunity to connect, which is the big opportunity.”—  Janet NielsenWhat’s in a word? In the hands of the right writer, a word can mean the difference between a sale and a missed opportunity.Janet Nielsen is a gifted copywriter who works almost exclusively with small businesses and entrepreneurs, helping them build strong connections with their customers, express their personality, and refine their messaging into its most potent and saleable form.An introvert herself, Janet knows how difficult it can be for introverted business owners to write about themselves and their offerings. Introverts often feel that they don’t have anything interesting to say but, as Janet says, “There is always a story. Every entrepreneur has a personality and my job is just to dig around until I figure out what that is, and show them what it looks like in writing.”Sometimes you need to see your brand voice in writing to really understand what it is — and the impact it can have on your customers. Even the quietest of powerhouses can find powerful voices through their written words!So, how do you uncover your own interesting story and personality?And how do you write copy that makes potential customers excited to work with you? In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌3 key ingredients to writing copy that build connections and inspires conversions2 reasons why entrepreneurs find it difficult to write about themselves and their brand — and how to overcome themHow to write authentic copy that aligns with your brand (and personal) values“We’re going for progress, not perfection. Copywriting isn’t math — there isn’t one right answer or one right way to do it. There’s lots of different versions of what could be good.”—  Janet NielsenAbout Janet NielsenA self-described introvert with some extrovert tendencies, Janet is the founder of The Copy Curator and a copywriter who helps entrepreneurs reach and connect with more dream customers with their copy. She’s worked almost exclusively with small businesses and entrepreneurs for nearly 8 years and loves every minute.Highlights:‌ ‌01:03  Introducing Janet Nielsen04:00  The real magic of good copywriting06:07  What is copywriting, exactly?07:36  The 3 key ingredients to good copy10:37  2 reasons why it is challenging to talk about yourself 12:30  Progress, not perfection13:04  Janet’s process 16:17  Tips on how to write authentically  20:05  Cleverness v. clarity — which is more important?22:49  Deprogram your corporate writing conditioning25:29  Get into a creative headspace for your first draft27:59  Is voice-to-text worth the investment?29:05  Editing for authenticity30:40  Copywriting resources and freebies33:10  Quickfire question round!Links:‌ ‌The Copy Curator Instagram: with me ‌Follow me:Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
“Someone is always going to be better at something. Someone is always going to be worse at something. The only thing you can control is you, and improving, and learning, so that you’re better tomorrow than you were yesterday.” — Jenn WuThe drive to be the best isn’t the productivity booster that you’d think. Jenn Wu grew up as a perfectionist and often judged herself based on her school grades. This drive for greatness followed her into her career and throughout her time in the corporate world.Her focus on perfection didn’t allow her any room to experiment, learn from her mistakes, or develop the ability to cope with setbacks healthily.“Through my entrepreneurial journey, I was holding myself back … I was saying ‘well, if it’s not going to be perfect, if I’m not going to be the best at it, I’m just not going to do it’,” Jenn reveals. “And changing my mindset around that — learning that I can make mistakes, and I can learn and grow — it doesn’t make me a failure. Taking that ‘failure’ word out of my vocabulary opened me up to doing this.”Now, Jenn realizes that striving for perfection the way that she did wasn’t a fast track to success. But she’s cracked the code to help others escape the same trap!Jenn created Heart of A Hero, a journal that helps kids between the ages of 5 and 10 develop a growth mindset from an early age, setting them up for success. The term was coined by psychologist Carol Dweck, and refers to the belief that you can develop and improve skills and characteristics, as well as recognize mistakes or failures as opportunities for new wisdom.On the other hand, a fixed mindset is the belief that you’re stuck with the abilities and traits that you’re born with, and nothing you do can change them.If that isn’t a limiting belief, I don’t know what is!In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode of the Quiet Powerhouse podcast,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌Small changes you can make every day to shift yourself into a growth mindsetThe trick to transform a gratitude practice from lip service to lifelong benefitWhy we should take advantage of our “unprecedented times” to tune into ourselves and make vital and lasting changes“This is a challenging time for adults and children … but it’s also an opportunity for us to tune into ourselves, and help kids in a less hurried environment develop these skills.”—  Jenn WuAbout Jenn WuJenn Wu is the founder of Spark Journals and the creator of Heart of A Hero, a journal that introduces a growth mindset to children ages 5-10 and helps them build lifelong tools to handle stress and anxiety. ‌Highlights:‌ ‌01:02  Introducing Jenn Wu02:00  Jenn’s journey to journals for children04:45  Growth mindset v fixed mindset05:38  Overcoming challenges: the growth mindset in action07:28  There is always room to improve08:14  Case study: Michael Jordan10:04  Become a ‘recovering perfectionist’ through small changes12:07  How kids use the Heart of A Hero journal to cultivate a growth mindset15:12  Develop a mindfulness and gratitude practice!17:24  Quickfire question round!20:03  Jenn’s final thoughtsLinks:‌ ‌Spark Journals Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck Work with me ‌Follow me:Instagram:
Introverted or not, none of us ever want a disadvantage to define us. That said, the majority of business owners join the ranks of entrepreneurship with something, some trait, which could be considered a setback.In today’s episode I introduce you to Paige Smith. She is an entrepreneur who wears many hats, possesses an array of talents, and is already becoming an incredible role model for people who stutter.She’s going to talk with us about powering through impediments to be successful in our endeavours. Specifically for Paige, she overcomes the challenges of speaking with a stutter. She delivers inspiration, insight, and sage advice through lived experience to show us that you can turn your entrepreneur dreams into reality. Get in touch with Paige at:IG @thehappystuttererWebsite with Julie on socialIG @iamjuliegreenhamFB The Quiet Powerhouse with Julie GreenhamWebsite
We hear about gratitude all the time... How practicing it has incredible benefits to one's life, how it makes us experience positive emotions and how it make us kinder and more compassionate human beingsBut how does it actually work? What happens internally to change us and improve our well-being? And how does it affect the way we do business?In this episode, we explore how gratitude works, the benefits it has on the way we run our business and easy ways to practice it daily. Connect with Julie on socialIG @iamjuliegreenhamFB The Quiet Powerhouse with Julie GreenhamWebsite
Many of our inner fears can show up when we're about to send an email to our subscribers. We may be thinking: "What if they think my course is ridiculously priced? What if I annoy them by sending another email? What if they unsubscribe?"In this episode, I address all those commons fears and give you some fresh thought perspectives as to how to approach them when you find those inner demons creeping up.Connect with Julie on socialIG @iamjuliegreenhamFB The Quiet Powerhouse with Julie GreenhamWebsite
As introverts, we’re quite comfortable having one-on-one conversations or video calls. But terror strikes when we’re the one speaking to an audience of many, whether in a recorded or live video.Michelle Daides is my guest on today’s episode. She addresses the common fears we quiet souls experience putting ourselves in front of the camera and hitting the “go live” or record button. This anxiety stems from putting the emphasis on our “performance” when, in reality, it should be less about us and more about the value in what we’re communicating to serve our viewers. They want to learn something from you. They’re not looking to be entertained. That’s the job of professional actors.Michelle offers a ton of excellent advice in this episode to help us prepare mentally and physically to show up confidently and authentically on video. You can do it! No previous acting experience required.Links mentioned in the episode:E-course: Comfortable on CameraE-course: Grow Your Business With VideoGet in touch with Michelle at: with Julie on socialIG @iamjuliegreenhamFB The Quiet Powerhouse with Julie GreenhamWebsite
The most important relationship in the world is the one you have with yourself. And yet we spend so much more time observing others and comparing ourselves to them than we do checking in with ourselves.In this episode my guest, Claudia Aronowitz, explains how this can lead to self-loathing. She offers great advice on how to check in with yourself and embrace your own values and who you are to the core. Once you learn to love and accept yourself, you’ll see yourself in a truer light—as a beautifully flawed AND talented being. Just like everyone else—and yet set apart from everyone else. That’s humanity.BIO Claudia is an accomplished professional coach and mediator certified with the International Coach Federation. She holds a certificate in Positive Psychology, and is trained in Organizational Relationships Systems Coaching.Claudia is an engaging, strategic thinker who, prior to becoming a coach, spent over 20 years as a leader in the health and not-for-profit sectors. Today, as a Personal Development and Relationships Coach, Claudia uses compassion, insight and straightforward communication to support her clients through change and transition. Her ability to clarify complex situations, and break them down into accessible steps, helps her clients gain new perspectives and confidence, while embracing new opportunities.Having resided and studied in numerous countries, Claudia is fluent in three languages (Spanish, English and Hebrew) and is well equipped to embrace and understand a variety of cultures and viewpoints.Connect with Claudia!Instagram's connect on social!Website @iamjuliegreenhamFB The Quiet Powerhouse with Julie GreenhamLinkedln
My guest today is Christen N. James, Mindset & Transition Coach. I couldn’t think of anyone better to talk us introverted business owners through what it means to self-advocate.CJ brings us on her own journey of self-awareness about speaking and standing up for yourself. In business - as well as in life sometimes as introverts, we tend to please everyone but ourselves. Enter self-advocacy. In this episode, CJ explains what it starts and ends with.BIO Christen N. James (fondly known as CJ) is a Mindset & Transition Coach for individuals going through a professional transition, be it starting a new Business or new Career. She has a BA in Psychology and Certification in Solution-Focused Therapy and had worked her way up to a leadership role after entering the corporate world.Once in that role, one facet that gave her great fulfillment was coaching her team on their personal growth and professional development to move up within the organization. After over a decade of guiding each person to confidently apply their newly discovered or developed skills to take on more challenging and fulfilling roles in their careers - while living balanced personal lives - something clicked for her.She made a decision it was time for her corporate journey to end and started to will the Universe to get laid off… And it happened! Without hesitation, she returned to school to start her own transition into becoming a Certified Life Skills Coach. Deciding on a niche was easy because she knew that she wanted to continue helping people in Transition walk in their true Purpose.It was during her own transition, which became a journey to self-awareness, that CJ started asking herself questions that she felt were important to address if you want to feel more fulfilled and she started to pay more attention to the importance of understanding Mindset.Now, through the Emotion into Motion Model™, she highlights the benefit of finding balance between personal development and professional growth by understanding how much our experiences, emotions, mental blocks and limiting beliefs can influence our thoughts and impact our actions - ultimately how we show up in our Businesses or Careers.She helps her clients take their Mindset from Struggling to Strategic, by overcoming obstacles like discomfort or navigating the stages of Loss, and get the necessary Clarity to approach their new path strategically through effective planning and goal settings, so that they get results that are aligned with their values. Connect with CJ!Instagram @christennjamesFacebook Christen N James LinkedIn Christen N. JamesWebsite Your Chosen CoachFREE Transition Checklist ...........................................................Let's connect on social!Website @iamjuliegreenhamFB The Quiet Powerhouse with Julie GreenhamLinkedln
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