I recently read a fairly interesting book titled, “#GIRLBOSS” by Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal who had a lot of insight into defining your own methodology for success, no matter how unconventional. One of my favorite sections that she discusses is this idea of introvert vs extroverts and how they are perceived in the world.
An excerpt from her book that I found truly compelling was, “Much of the world, from school to the workplace, is set up to reward extroverts, and therefore it can be easier for introverts to feel overlooked or as if they don’t measure up. For instance, even if you know all the answers but don’t want to call attention to yourself by raising your hand, you might end up feeling, or being perceived as, less smart than the kids flailing their arms to the get the teacher’s attention. Same goes for work. Just remember, as Susan Cain writes in Quiet, “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”
I couldn’t agree more and believe that the quality of work speaks VOLUMES on your behalf while others might have to actually SPEAK in volume, just to be heard.
Your work is your greatest testament as to why you are and will be successful! Happy Monday and continue killing it out there!