"Unlike my theory about how outgoing or shy we are, introversion and extroversion actually relate to where we get our energy from. Or in other words, how we recharge our brains.
Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds.
Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social.
Ambiverts exhibit both extroverted and introverted tendencies. This means that they generally enjoy being around people, but after a long time this will start to drain them.
Similarly, they enjoy solitude and quiet, but not for too long. Ambiverts recharge their energy levels with a mixture of social interaction and alone time.”
Beth Belle Cooper
"Redefine success beyond the first two metrics of money and power to include well-being, wisdom, and our ability to wonder and to give back."
What is your definition for your success?
Shine Business's vision is in alignment with Arianna's quote. We believe money and power, as well as success as you may define it, will follow after first exploring and discovering what it is you were born to do.
It is not easy to achieve clarity.
So often we listen to what others say about us and to our own critical voices and thus are stuck and lose our way.
It takes courage and commitment to turn off those voices and to look deeply into oneself and find the answers.
But we know you can do this!
"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.”
Do you know your true colors?
Once you are clear on that, you will be able to create a life of success not only for yourself but for others as well.
Too many of us rush into what we can do to create money rather than discovering first who we really are and what we want to be.
Often, it is not our dream but that of our family or society that we are blindly following. Instead of following the path that was designed by someone else, ask yourself these questions:
Over the past months, I have been delighted to have someone to bounce ideas off. I find that having a partner allows me to think and reach beyond my areas of comfort and to explore new ideas. The fact that we are both artists and value new ways of looking and doing things is exciting to me.
I wanted to record some of our thoughts and conversations over the since May. So much has happened since then. I have kept notes of our journey thus far and want to post snippets of our process both in video and also in writing.
The TED video you sent me is awesome! It is a source of great inspiration. I agree that we should share the video with our community.
Like you, I feel that Shine Business has a mission to support women to be seen, heard and truly themselves.
Too many women have spent their lives being good “slaves.”
Instead of following our dreams, we have been doing what others expected of us.
Through support and encouragement of others, I have found the confidence to pursue my own dreams and want
to help other women do the same.
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Ioana & Carmen
Shine Business is designed to be a vibrant safe community for dynamic women to find the support and encouragement needed to found, build and grow their Big Dreams. It is a place to be heard, be seen and be authentically YOU.