As introverts we often live in a world full of contradictions.
We may be shy but what we have to say is important. We may be quiet but we have a voice that needs to be heard. I remember being so frustrated as a child. I was terrified to raise my hand in class or talk to anyone outside my immediate family. It drove me crazy when I didn’t feel like I could raise my hand when I knew the answer.
I lived in a world where I wanted to connect with people but the idea of taking the risk to talk to them was really scary and ironically, that is what lead me to my passion for sales.
I can’t remember exactly how it happened. It may have been a school fundraiser or selling Girl Scout cookies. But I distinctly remember the sense of relief I felt when I had something specific to talk about with people that I wanted to connect with. So for me, selling was the magic ingredient to break me out of my shell. To finally be brave enough to talk to people I didn’t know (or even people I DID know but was afraid to talk to.)
It took me over 15 years of practice selling to become brave enough to share my REAL voice. The voice that comes from me, not the details about some product, service or fundraiser And that was a lot harder and a lot scarier. Because when we start sharing our true selves we are exposing our beliefs, our values, the core of who we are.
What if people don’t like our true selves?
What if they laugh at us or shun us or call us names?
Well sadly, that may happen.
But guess what else will happen?
You will get encouraging emails from friends and colleagues that you may not have spoken to in years. You will have people call you and message you sharing their incredible gratitude for your voice. You will have people walk up to you and hug you and tell you they have the same feelings and desires that you have and they want to help you spread your magic.
YOU WILL FIND YOUR TRIBE.
You guys, this is as awesome as it gets.
I know because this is exactly what happened to me when I finally connected with my true voice. When you really connect with your core beliefs and your inner wisdom- magic just starts to happen. Anyone can do it and its so easy that it seems too good to be true.
And once you get to THAT spot, it doesn’t feel like selling at all. It feels amazing, the way it feels to hug someone. The way it feels to give a thoughtful gift to your best friend and you both feel grateful to have received each others gifts.
I want to share this with you.
You have a voice that needs to be heard.
Your voice is your truth. Trust Yourself