It might surprise you to learn that I am not naturally extroverted.
Most people are surprised when I tell them that. Because they see me doing extroverted things they assume I must be an extrovert. When we see people who put themselves out there we make assumptions about them in our heads (and excuses as to why we couldn't do the same)...
👉 They must be an extrovert
👉 It just comes naturally to them
👉 They obviously don't get nervous
When in actual fact it can be the very opposite. It's not easy. I fight every single day to show up. And I've shrunk back so many times into my comfortable little world, pulled the covers over my eyes, and decided not to show up.
So when I made the decision to host my first Twitter space, that was WAY out of my comfort zone. Here's a little insight into what it's like to show up as an introvert.
We have to be insanely prepared. I read every article and watched every Youtube video about how to host a Twitter space, what does it look like, how do you accept speakers. ALL THE THINGS.
We are ready 2 hours early for EVERYTHING. I just sat in front of my computer watching the time tick over till it was time to go live. I had no headspace for anything else.
We second guess ourselves constantly. Will anyone show up? How did I get here? And sometimes it takes us 7 minutes of hovering over the GO LIVE button to get the courage to do actually do it.
It's easy to look at other people and think it comes naturally to them. But that's just an excuse. If my introverted self can learn how to show up daily, so can you.