Protect and guard your energy

Surround yourself with people who align with the vision of your ideal future

ENERGY is everything. And EVERYTHING is energy.

If you’re an introvert or creative person you’ll know exactly what I mean 🙂

Esp. when you’re starting a new project or building your own business, challenges will come.

And while you might choose to be positive and believe you can overcome them, the people you tell may not be as confident or optimistic as you are. ⁣

Through genuine worry and fear for you and their own concerns and beliefs about their own capabilities, they will be radiating energy into your field that won’t serve you. ⁣

These people may truly care for you. But their energy may drag you down instead of lifting you.

They may not voice their concerns to you, but if they ⁣catch up with friends and share their worry and concern that energy spreads and becomes amplified.

So what should you do? keep all your good news and challenges to yourself? Become a hermit?

No, of course not. Not even if you’re an introvert 😅

You should not do everything on your own. ⁣No one is an island.

But just like collective fear and negative energy can hinder you, a collective vision of you ⁣that is capable, courageous, clear and progressing can also dramatically uplift you.

Having support is essential, and that support should come from people who can hold that vision ⁣for you, while also allowing you to have the occasional ⁣breakdown and pity party😅

If your vision is to build a dream business, that gives you time and freedom to do what you love…

Surround yourself with people who have vision and clarity, people who believe in freedom and turning dreams into reality, people who are business-minded, action takers.

People who believe it’s possible.

Be selective.

Surround yourself with people who align with the vision of your ideal future.

Mark Villarosa
3-step guide to find your purpose and start building your dream business

How being an introvert can be an advantage in life & business

Are you an introvert?...

Here's why that's an advantage in life & business.

👉🏽Do you feel drained when standing for long periods of time in a noisy public place?

👉🏽Do you prefer reading a book in a chilled-out cafe over attending a party with loud blaring music?

👉🏽Do you enjoy the company of animals more than people?😄

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then my friend, you might just be an introvert (like me :))🙌🏼

Now, being an introvert isn’t a bad thing. It also doesn’t mean you’re automatically shy.

It just means you have a certain ‘time limit’ for being around energy-draining places, situations and, well…certain people😅

Seriously, being an introvert can be a superpower💪🏼 especially when it comes to starting your own business. Here’s why…

1. Introverts are great listeners.

Since we aren’t always the ones who initiate conversations, we tend to pay more attention to what people are saying. This means we pick up on nuances and details that others might miss.

As a result, we are often more empathetic and understanding towards others, which can be a huge asset in any relationship, personal, social or professional.

2. Introverts are masters of observation.

We tend to be more introspective, which means we’re always analyzing our own thoughts and behaviours. This self-awareness can be a powerful tool in business, where being able to identify our own strengths and weaknesses are keys to success.

3. Introverts are fantastic at problem-solving.

Since we’re used to spending more time alone with our thoughts, we’re often better equipped to come up with creative solutions to complex problems.

4. Introverts are excellent at researching and planning.

Since we tend to be more introspective and reflective, we often take the time to gather as much information as possible before making a decision. This means we’re great at researching trends, analyzing behaviour, and strategising.

5. Introverts are great at networking, believe it or not.

While we may not enjoy large social gatherings, we tend to prefer more meaningful one-on-one conversations. This means we can make genuine connections with people and build long-lasting relationships.

In business, personal connections can be incredibly valuable in generating partnerships, collaborations, and getting funding! ; )

6. Introverts are great at focusing and staying productive.

Since we tend to thrive in quieter environments, we’re often able to concentrate for longer periods of time. This means we can get more work done in less time, which is a huge advantage when starting your own business and juggling multiple tasks.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Ok, so I’m an introvert! How can I possibly succeed in business when all I want to do is curl up in a ball and avoid human interaction?”

Chill. Starting your own business doesn’t mean you have to become an extroverted social butterfly.

In fact, many successful entrepreneurs are introverts, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg.

These guys leveraged their introverted nature to their advantage, focusing on their strengths and building a team around them to handle tasks they don’t want to deal with (send in the extroverts to deal with that😅)

Here’s another plus – the rise of technology has made it easier than ever for introverts to start their own business.

With tools like social media, email marketing, and e-commerce platforms, you can reach customers and build a brand without ever leaving your house (or changing out of your pyjamas).

So, if you’re an introvert thinking about starting your own business, embrace your superpowers💪🏼

Leverage your strengths, build meaningful 1:1 connections and focus on your goals. And remember, just because you’re not the life of the party, doesn’t mean you can’t be the life of your own business.

So smile (secretly to yourself ; )) and remember, in your own unique way, you are a powerful introvert capable of great things!

Mark Villarosa
3-step guide to find your purpose and start building your dream business

What’s your #1 job as a small business owner?

As a small business owner our job is to stay inspired

Your #1 job as a business owner is to stay in a state of inspiration.

Because when you’re inspired, you’re more productive, resourceful and creative.

When you’re creative, you can come up with new ideas for products, steer the direction of your company and look after your people (customers and employees) better.

But it’s tough to do any of that if you’re in a bad state of anxiety or mental stress, health or money issues, that can make you lose your joy for whatever reason.

And without an inspired ‘you’ at the helm doing all those positive things, your company could eventually fall apart.

This is life and these things are sometimes unavoidable.

Your job is to get back into a state of inspiration where everything is exciting and you feel like life is literally flowing from you.

So how do you get there?

It’s different for every person.

But science shows it’s not working harder – it’s actually taking TIME OFF and resting and recharging, something you’ll know a lot about if you’re an introvert like me😄

It’s something I personally try my best to maintain – a healthy work-life balance.

I tend to get renewed when I learn and do something NEW. New ideas, new products, new sights, new anything really.

How do you get into an inspired, elevated state of mind?

Let me know, I’m genuinely curious.

Mark Villarosa
An easy to follow guide to start & grow a business and win customers online