Katie Vaz wrote the book The Escape Manual for Introverts and has so many insights and thoughts about going against the grain as a creative person and graphic designer to carve out her own quiet life and business in Upstate New York.
It's so refreshing to hear her talk about trusting her intuition and doing what felt good, even though she wasn't sure about it at the start.
In this episode, we also talk about:
// Following your inner voice to make decisions in your career or business that might look different from others;
// Not following the crowd or what everyone in your industry is doing - even if that feels scary;
// Creating a business that's quiet and in alignment with more introverted traits, whilst balancing the more outgoing parts of business, making a deeper one on one connection instead of going to networking meetups;
// Doing your work and putting it out into the world, so that people find you;
// Being committed to the long term game in your business, it takes time for your work to get known;
// Creating art that helps people express themselves;
// Where the idea of The Escape Manual For Introverts came from - making being an introvert playful and funny;
// Creating a book that gives funny and useful excuses for getting out of situations when people still don't really understand introverted types;
// How to promote work or be part of bigger project and managing your energy as an introvert.