Being an introvert can make it difficult to put yourself out there, especially online. However, becoming visible is crucial for any business owner. In this blog post, I will share with you my personal journey of how I overcame my introversion and became visible online.
As an entrepreneur and highly sensitive person, I always avoided social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok. I didn't even have an Instagram account. However, after being told by my first business coach that I needed to get an Instagram account, I took the leap and started from zero with no followers.
At first, it was weird to put myself out there and make pictures and stories. I also struggled with hearing my own voice and accent when recording myself. But, I slowly got used to it and now enjoy listening to my own voice.
The second hurdle was having my face on camera for short stories on Instagram. I found it weird to look at my own face without my hair being loose. I changed one thing I didn't like, chances are you will never see me on camara with my hair up, especially when I am talking. My hair is always loose. Now feel comfortable watching myself and recognizing myself. I never use any filters because I want to keep the image I have of myself real.
Over time, I learned to recognize myself and became more comfortable with being visible online. Here are some tips for introverts who want to overcome their fear of being visible online:
- Start small and take baby steps. Try recording short voice messages to yourself or posting a picture on Instagram.
- Find a support system, such as a mentor or business coach, who can help guide you through the process.
- Recognize that being visible online is crucial for your business and personal growth. Have a clear goal in mind, that will help to overrule the limiting beliefs you have about becoming visible.
- Take the time to look back once in a while. What did you already achieve? That way it is easier to keep going
In conclusion, becoming visible online can be a challenging journey for an introvert entrepreneur. However, with practice and patience, it's possible to overcome this fear and grow both personally and professionally. Remember to take it one step at a time, find a support system, and take care of yourself along the way.
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