What are some traits that come to mind when you think of an entrepreneur? Passion, tenacity, extroversion? But what about those passionate, tenacious introverts? Are they forever doomed to work only for other people and never be able to branch out on their own? Medium.com recently featured an article “The Age of the Introvert Entrepreneur” by Gary Vaynerchuk, sets out to disprove this assumption.
It was once the case that if you starting up a new organization and weren’t an extrovert you would have to bring someone on board who could handle your affairs at the various networking events and conferences that were necessary to attend in order to get a new business off the ground. Due to advancements in technology, it is now possible to build a company, talk to people, and make connections in the business world without having to leave your desk. Gone are the days of forced face-to-face networking, now your persona can be determined by building a strong online presence.
Vaynerchuk discusses the importance of being yourself, it will aid you more in success than trying to force yourself to be more extroverted than you actually are. Want to learn more about entrepreneurship? The ACS Career Navigator offers two Career Pathways WorkshopsTM to guide you on your way to starting your own business, Working for Yourself and Soup to Nuts of Entrepreneurship. Visit the ACS Career Pathways WorkshopsTM page to learn more about how to kick start the next step in your career!