Do you find it hard to promote yourself without feeling you are boasting?
Do you prefer to keep your head down and focus on what you do best: making?
Or are you a shy or introvert creative, who doesn’t like talking about their work, let alone about themselves?
You are not the only one!
Creative business adviser, coach and trainer Pete Mosley has created The Art of Shouting Quietly a thought-provoking workbook full of practical and visual worksheets to help you discover how to communicate better and find out what works for you.
Early on in the book Pete admits that he is shy too, but has overcome his own challenges to become a well-known speaker and author. In this book he shares many of his own stories and challenges his clients have faced.
Because let’s be honest … we all have times when we need a bit of a confidence boost, are overcritical of ourselves, stand in our own way, fulfill everybody else’s needs but forget our own, and need extra help to find our own voice and place in the world (again).
As Pete says:
‘What matters most in life is to be yourself, not what other people think you should be.’
And you might discover throughout the journey of this book the many facets of confidence and the many advantages you have as an introvert!
What I love about The Art of Shouting Quietly: A Guide to Self-Promotion for Introverts and Other Quiet Souls is that it feels like Pete is talking directly to you.
In a comforting, encouraging voice. Full of ideas and possibilities.
As your own personal coach.
But at the same time he tackles the deep, emotional stuff.
He has some big, awkward questions for you!
About that well-intentioned but critical comment made many years ago, which is still holding you back right now.
About what’s really going on when you procrastinate.
How to embrace your non-conformity, instead of denying it (to yourself and the world).
What risks are you avoiding?
And how big is your world (really)?
And without you noticing you get drawn in.
What works for YOU.
Without realising that this is marketing (!).
Before you know it you will find aspects that you love doing and are confident in.
You are starting to communicate. Via your work or though-leadership, your website, YouTube, social media, podcasting, blogging, running workshops and even public speaking.
Because let there be no doubt: Pete is very clear about how important marketing is for creatives. Not just to get clients, but to reflect your values, share your stories, to create relationships and build partnerships, to be a contribution to the world.
This book doesn’t necessarily give you all the answers.
In fact it’s more likely to raise many more questions!
It’s a book written by a coach, full of question to find YOUR own answers with ‘questions to ponder over’ and visual worksheets that are beautifully illustrated by Claire Duffy.
It’s a workbook, with a ring bound and double-sided worksheets that you can fold out.
It would be easy just to read it, and think ‘yeah, I know that’.
The real beauty and challenge of The Art of Shouting Quietly: A Guide to Self-Promotion for Introverts and Other Quiet Souls will be revealed when you stop being an observer and jump right in. Enjoy!
Our Business Club members can watch a webinar here with Pete Mosley on The Art of Shouting Quietly.