“Leave me alone” – Greta Garbo
That was what I wrote as my senior quote in high school. At that time I hadn’t heard of the word introvert, I just knew that I felt different from everyone else.
Little did I know that I would one day run a website called Introvertology. And little did I know that the world would one day create an introvert-friendly way to interact with people (the internet), and that a passion of mine would be to help introverted business owners connect authentically with potential customers online.
Because I don’t want to be left alone, but I do want to be able to control how I interact with the world.
I’m so grateful to be living in the age of social media. Where it’s easier than ever to find a tribe by being yourself, and to find the people who get you.
I’ve been running a social media presence for business since the MySpace era. My family owned a yarn store, and I was in charge of the online marketing – maintaining the website, sending out the newsletter, posting on social media, etc. And I’ve been hooked ever since.
I started Introvertology four years ago, after talking to two frustrated people on Twitter who had been comparing themselves to others and feeling broken. It was clear to me that they weren’t broken, they were one of the 50% of the US population whose strengths aren’t shouted from the rooftops.
After working for a time as a life coach for introverts I realized that I got a kick out of helping my entrepreneur clients. I also noticed a pattern with introverted entrepreneurs and thought leaders – that many of them couldn’t grow their business because they were approaching social media marketing like an extrovert, so they felt overwhelmed and burnt out and with a huge case of imposter syndrome.
So here I am, helping introverts make a difference in this world by authentically sharing their products and gifts and knowledge and ideas.
Fun Facts about me:
- The only pet I have ever owned was a snake called Louie.
- My favorite ice cream as a child was Medieval Madness. It was a malt flavored ice cream with chocolate malt swirl and 3 Musketeers candy pieces. Except I never really knew what was in it, I just knew it was the weirdest one.
- In college I was the president of two clubs, one of which was called Cheese Lovers United.
- I’m the oldest of 6 kids.
- I don’t have any party tricks because I don’t go to parties.
- I’m very analytical, and I often just “know” the end result of an action. I once spent 5 minutes with a glass of water in my hands because my brother had been messing around with a lit candle and I knew it would fall over onto the tablecloth. It did fall over, and my family all thought I had great reflexes. I don’t, I just knew the candle it would fall over, so I was prepared for it.