I'm visiting my Grandmere today for an early Thanksgiving (Grandmere cuz she's french). It's easier for her to stay put and us come to her than the other way around.
Which got me thinking about relationships. How they're temporary, but stick with us for lifetimes.
Even after Grandmere is gone, the lessons she taught me, the stories she told (like the ones about WWII, Nazi's nearly arresting her ungovernable mother, growing up poor, coming to America and achieving her dream of marrying a rich man — who btw, worked for Mad Man ad agency Y&R), and the love she gave will be some of my most cherished 'possessions'.
But the reality:
Relationships don't come naturally to me.
I'm extremely introverted (and am just understanding this part of myself more deeply), which means I'd prefer rereading LOTR and snuggling with my pup sipping hot chocolate over 'going out' any day of the week.
And being an introvert comes with a huge handicap when it comes to business (which is all about networking).
But introverts also have a superpower. The power to sit quietly and think. The power to not be swayed by popular opinion. The power to sit at home and study LOTR to see what makes it 'tick'.
So if you're an introvert, listen. It's your superpower.
Because people just want to be heard.
And to highlight my introvert ways, I'll sit and listen to you during an Opportunity Assessment so we can get to the bottom of exactly what's going on with your marketing, and figure out how to build stronger more profitable relationships between you and your tribe.
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