Successful Entrepreneurs Can Be Highly Sensitive

Can you be a successful entrepreneur and a highly sensitive person?

The personality trait of high sensitivity can include being multipassionate and dissatisfied with routine jobs, and also be a strength as an entrepreneur.

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Free Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur webinar with Heather Dominick, founder of A Course In Business Miracles. In this video from her Facebook page, she talks about the webinar and replay available through Friday Jan. 13 2017.

In the webinar:

“Discover The 13 Steps You Must Have To Create The Solid, Sustainable Financial Success You Desire As A Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur (HSE) –

“During this uniquely designed for HSEs class you’ll learn:

* What to do when you feel overwhelmed so it doesn’t stop you in your tracks

* What you need to prioritize during your business day (so it feels good, gets done and generates income)

* Who you need to speak to in order to attract your ideal clients (and how it doesn’t need to feel all intimidating)

*and a whole lot more…”

Sign up for the free Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur webinar

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video: Are You A Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur?

A Course in Business Miracles founder Heather Dominick says:

“A Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur™ is a person with highly sensitive abilities who has chosen to utilize these special traits within the world of self-employment. Most likely, if you are highly sensitive, you have been given the message over time that your traits are not assets but hindrances.

“Perhaps you heard things growing up like:
~ Stop being so sensitive.
~ Cry baby!
~ What’s wrong with you?

Elaine Aron

Elaine Aron

“But in truth you are coded to be extremely successful within the world of self-employment in what according to Dr. Elaine N. Aron, one of the primary researchers of the high sensitivity personality trait, refers to as ‘advisor role’ within society.

“She states, ‘For aggressive societies to survive they always need that priest – judge – advisor class.

‘Highly sensitive persons tend to fill that advisor role.

‘We are the writers, historians, philosophers, judges, artists, researchers, theologians, therapist, [coaches], teachers, parents, and plain conscientious citizens. What we bring to any of these roles is a tendency to think about all the possible effects of an idea.’

“It’s no accident that the coaching industry has exploded over the past five years, offering a litany of business building opportunities aimed at a more ‘spiritual’ practice of integrated business and marketing. Literally, as Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs™, our time has come.

“However, as Dr. Aron states, ‘to perform our role well, we have to feel very good about ourselves.

‘We have to ignore all the messages from the ‘Warriors’ that we are not as good as they are. The Warriors have their bold style, which has its value. But we, too, have our style and our own important contribution to make.'”

[Elaine Aron is author of many books including The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You.]

Dominick asks, “How do we do that? How do you use your highly sensitive abilities to support you in being purposeful, profitable and empowered rather than scattered, poor and undervalued?

“It’s why Business Miracles™ was created.

“Use your gift of being an excellent coach, healing practitioner or creative entrepreneur and learn how to be powerful, empowered and profitable with it.

“You may be asking yourself, how do I know if I’m a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur? — Simply take the Free Quiz on the site and find out.”

Business Miracles site

Also on the site, learn about her programs for being a successful entrepreneur including:
A Class In Business Miracles
A Class In Intuition
A Class In Managing Overwhelm

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AneAxfordAne Axford, MS, LMFT comments:

“My name, Ane (I pronounce it like “Annie”), comes from my Danish heritage.

“I am a highly sensitive person, who is also high sensation seeking, introverted, a licensed mental health and relationship therapist who specializes in working with highly sensitive persons.”

> This brief audio clip below starts with her voice, and comes from her longer interview: “On HSPs as Entrepreneurs with Marie Forleo” – on her former site at http://sensitiveandthriving.com/ane_speaks (no longer found).

[See more about Ane at Facebook.com/SensitiveLeadership]

In the longer interview, Ane and Marie talked about HSPs [highly sensitive persons] and being, in Elaine Aron’s term, high sensation seeking, and how this can lead to being multipassionate and dissatisfied with routine jobs – and even a diagnosis of ADD – but it is also a strength for us as entrepreneurs.

Play

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Marketing and fear of rejection

Are you challenged by marketing yourself and your business?

See the article:
Is your fear of rejection keeping you from the dollars and impact you want from your business?

By Sana N Choudary, founder of Own Your Sensitive Genius.

Are you doing everything but actually marketing because you are afraid being rejected?

Maybe, you are angry at yourself for not being able to get over your fear of rejection?

Well you are in luck, because in this post I will:

  • Help you understand the real source of your fear of rejection (hint: it isn’t what you think) AND
  • Give you the only antidote to your fear of rejection that works at the source

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Marie Forleo - Richard BransonMarie Forleo “has helped thousands of women entrepreneurs accelerate their businesses, transform their lives and live Rich, Happy & Hot.” {That is the title of her b-school program.}

“She had the honor of being the first woman interviewed by the world-renowned Tony Robbins for his DVD training program, The New Money Masters.

She is a “best-selling author, speaker, online-entrepreneur, Nike Athlete and Master Trainer, fitness personality, and dancer/choreographer…”

Learn more about her at Facebook/MarieForleo.

[Photo: Marie Forleo notes: “Sir Richard Branson invited me to South Africa to mentor other young entrepreneurs in the art of creative hustle at his Centre for Entrepreneurship.”]

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Networking For Introverts

Marie Forleo writes in one of her posts that “as much as one third to a half of the population considers themselves introverts.

“If you’ve ever questioned the best way to balance your need for quiet with the never-ending opportunities to “put yourself out there” — today’s MarieTV episode is for you.”

Susan Cain says: “Don’t think of it as networking; think of it as seeking out kindred spirits.”

From post by Marie Forleo: Networking For Introverts w/ Susan Cain.

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Do We Need to Toughen Up?

In another post, Forleo asks:

“Do you ever wonder if you’re too sensitive?

“Maybe people have said, ‘You need to get a thicker skin,’ or it’s simply something you repeatedly say to yourself. Particularly on those days when conflict, criticism or other people’s negative energy makes you feel like you got punched in the gut.

“As a highly sensitive person, this has been a recurring theme in my life. And in today’s episode, you’ll learn how to make your sensitivity a gift instead of a setback.

“Because I honestly believe my ability to feel things deeply is one of my greatest strengths. It’s what allows me to do the work I do in the world. And it’s taken me quite some time to figure how to really leverage that gift, while mitigating the downside.

“Sensitivity is a sign of strength. It’s not about toughening up, it’s about smartening up.”

Quotes and video from Should You Toughen Up? Unexpected Advice For Sensitive Souls.

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NOTE – In this article – and many others in my series of sites – there are references to both high sensitivity and introversion: These are somewhat different traits, but overlap and interact with each other.

Psychologist Elaine Aron comments that Susan Cain’s very popular book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking “is actually more about HSPs (highly sensitive people) than social introverts” and “Her discussion of ‘introversion’ throughout is almost identical to what has become the standard definition of high sensitivity.”

From article: Shyness, Introversion, Sensitivity – What’s the Difference?

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For more about the personality trait of high sensitivity, see my site Highly Sensitive
or Highly Sensitive / Facebook.

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