Growing up, I believed my introversion was a roadblock in the way of success, a wall that needed to be knocked down in order to accomplish my goals. The breakthrough came when I realized I had it backwards – instead of fixating on the difficulties associated with being an introvert, we introverts should harness our unique qualities to dominate in business and in life. Introverts are creative, empathetic, thoughtful, detail oriented, analytical, and well-prepared – talk about qualities that bring success!
I created The Introvert’s Edge Podcast to start a dialog around introversion, and to confront and debunk the myth that introversion somehow prevents us from becoming inspirational and successful people. The goal is to empower introverts to embrace their natural abilities and harness them to achieve amazing success.
Guests include industry experts, global brand founders, and business titans, all highly accomplished introverts. Listen as they open up about their personal challenges with introversion, the “aha” moment that changed everything, what they’ve learned along the journey, the specific tactics and strategies they employed, and what they consider their “introvert’s edge.”
Don’t think of these as your standard interviews. They’re action-oriented how-to’s that help you identify and leverage your own natural gifts. They’re real, honest insights that they have never shared before; sometimes because they’re making them right there, for the first time. These are lessons from world-class innovators sharing the tools and ideologies that put them at the front of the pack – not despite their introversion, but because of it.
This is your gateway to greatness. It’s time to embrace your own introvert’s edge, so you can break through your barriers and become the powerhouse you were born to be.
Giving Yourself Permission to Be an Introvert
John David Mann, entrepreneur and award-winning author of over two dozen books, shares his personal strategies for success as an introvert.
Introversion, Self-Promotion, and the Importance of Preparation
John David Mann, award-winning author of over two dozen books, discusses his evolution from childhood extrovert to adult introvert, and the lessons he learned along the way.
Effective Management Strategies for Introverts
When Rob Stone, National Partner Director for Xero Australia, moved into a management role, he focused on a particular leadership style – one that offers autonomy, empathy, and empowerment. He shares the ways he uses positive feedback, deep listening, and inclusion as keys to a happy, productive team.
The Power of Positive Thinking for Introverts
Rob Stone, National Partner Director for Xero Australia, has a tendency all of us introverts share – spending too much time in our heads, analyzing, overthinking, and worrying. But over the course of almost two decades, Rob has been able to reframe his thinking to see opportunity rather than fear, and to expect success rather than failure. In this episode, he shares his strategies for keeping perspective and moving past uncertainty.
Introverts: It’s OK if You Don’t Want to Be a CEO
WP Engine founder and CTO Jason Cohen shares the importance of understanding your strengths, weaknesses, and preferences when building your professional life. He also describes the importance of finding the right advice for you instead of being confused by conflicting advice. Different things work for different people – what is best for you? Finally, Jason shares his introvert’s edge, and why he’s just fine being an “endearing geek.”
Will Your Business Idea Really Work?
With four technology start-ups to his name, WP Engine founder and CTO Jason Cohen knows a thing or two about the importance of validating a business idea before building it. In this episode, Jason shares his strategies for getting detailed, specific feedback from your ideal customers. An introvert himself, Jason understands that speaking to people can be challenging; but when you keep your larger motivations in mind, anything is possible.
I’m an entrepreneur and I’d say I’m more 51% introvert 49% extrovert, but podcasts like this really help a lot on learning how to use my more dominant introvert side as an advantage and not a hindrance! I found this guy through the True Underdog Podcast and so far I’m enjoy the content a lot!
As an introvert myself and an entrepreneur, this podcast has given me so much value and made me feel so at home with who I am and what I have to offer. Introverts have been underutilized for far too long and Matthew has done an amazing job of highlighting our strengths and showing how we can turn them into absolute advantages to give us an edge!
Turning weakness into strength
Listened to a few episodes and really got inspired hearing Matthew talking about what it means to be introvert. I've always kept to myself mostly but forced myself to be an extrovert to try to get ahead in business. But I'm getting a glimpse into a new paradigm that you don't have to deny your authentic self to be successful. Quite the opposite. I think there's something to be said for going outside of your comfort zone, which I don't think Matthew is against in the least, but rather owning your personality traits and using them as strength instead of weakness. Kinda like Arnold Sharzenegger used his perceived funny accent and ridiculous size to become an icon. So yeah, good show...subscribed!