In this episode of Marketing Personalities, Brit Kolo interviews Cat Rose, who is a coach to creative Introverts. In this discussion, Brit and Cat discuss what it’s like to be an Introverted Creative, how Cat chose this as her business coaching niche, and what Introverted Creatives can do to have a more richly creative life.
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The Creative Introvert Episode Summary:
Welcome to another episode of the Marketing Personalities Podcast! I’m Brit Kolo and I’m here today with Cat Rose, who is a coach to creative Introverts. We’re going to discuss what it’s like to be an Introverted Creative, how Cat chose this as her business coaching niche, and what Introverted Creatives can do to have a more richly creative life.
How the Creative Introvert as a business got started
Cat started as a creative introvert herself. She found herself creating and trying to sell her portraits and finding unique struggles to being both introverted and creative both within her own experience and her fellow creatives’ experiences.
What are the unique challenges the Creative Introvert faces?
Cat and I reflect on the trend we see in Creative Introverts to just want to show up every day and do their craft, make their things, instead of having to “talk about it all the time” and “put themselves out there” through marketing
We also both see how a Creative Introvert might feel exceptionally vulnerable about marketing their creations because there’s a piece of them in that creative work and to show that off and sell it feels exposing, vulnerable, and uncomfortable.
What works for Cat, as a Creative Introvert?
Cat reflects that baby steps are the key to her marketing strategy and really, all things in business. Rather than trying to do all things at once, she breaks things down into small, doable steps continuously, so as to avoid the overwhelm of the big, daunting to-do list.
This makes sense, right? Introverts tend to be more sensitive to external stimuli than Extroverts and a huge, daunting, obligation-filled to-do list might trigger that sensitivity.
And this is where it gets really good.
Cat and I realized that perhaps Creative Introverts must rely on themselves to give and receive permission to do something in a way that feels good to them.
Unlike Extroverts, Introverts can feel best when alone. So, if they gain energy from not having many people around, they won’t rely on others to give them permission to do things. Therefore, the responsibility of permission-giving may be much more their own responsibility than it is for Extroverts.
As you read this, do you think this might be true?
Listen in to see where we took that!