IBG 85 – Jeffrey Shaw – Be Seen & Be of Service as an Introvert Entrepreneur

August 16, 2019 / By Sarah Santacroce


Many introverts struggle with feeling invisible. But if we’re hiding in the back of the line, we really can’t complain when we don’t get picked for the team. And if we want to be in service to the world, we’ve got to be seen. So, how do we gradually expand our comfort zone and learn to put ourselves at the front of the line when it counts?

Jeffrey Shaw is a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker and business coach for entrepreneurs. He hosts the popular Creative Warriors podcast, and his book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible, shows businesses how to attract an ideal audience by speaking to their values and priorities. For 30-plus years, Jeffrey was one of the country’s top portrait photographers, and today, he uses his keen eye to teach innovative marketing and branding strategies.

On this final episode of the Introvert Biz Growth podcast, Jeffrey explains how his introversion lends to his success as a professional speaker. He shares his practice of continually expanding his comfort zone and discusses how he learned to show up as his authentic self—even when he’s nervous. Jeffrey also describes his strengths in terms of observation and empathy and his ongoing struggle around taking it personally when he’s not recognized. Listen in to understand why businesses that uphold a standard of integrity will have success moving forward and learn to stand up for yourself when it matters most!

In this episode you’ll learn…

  • How Jeffrey’s introversion lends to his success as a speaker.
  • Jeffrey’s practice of continually expanding his comfort zone.
  • How Jeffrey learned to show up as himself when he’s nervous.
  • The research on why introverts are better at customer service.
  • Jeffrey’s strengths in the art of observation and empathy.
  • The value in understanding how the world sees you.
  • How Jeffrey still takes it personally when he’s not recognized.
  • Jeffrey’s insight on putting yourself at the front of the line.
  • Why businesses must understand customer values + priorities.
  • The introversion clause in Jeffrey’s contract for speaking.
  • Jeffrey’s gratitude for being in a heathy, loving relationship.

Other links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Jeffrey’s Website

Jeffrey on Twitter

Jeffrey on Facebook

Jeffrey on LinkedIn

LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible by Jeffrey Shaw

Creative Warriors

Creative Warriors Podcast

Jeffrey’s Free LINGO Website Review

Jeffrey on The Introverted Entrepreneur EP114

Chris Dyer on Creative Warriors EP491

Susan Cain

Todd Henry

Gallup StrengthsFinder

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

How to Fascinate Personality Test

Jeffrey’s TEDx Talk

Anxiety-Free Marketing for the Conscious Entrepreneur

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink

Daniel Pink on Creative Warriors EP431

The Gentle Business Revolution

Sarah’s Book List

How Saying ‘No’ Can Help You Grow

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Sarah Santacroce

Sarah is an internationally recognized LinkedIn Specialist & Online Presence Mentor who has personally coached over 1,900 entrepreneurs. She helps them position themselves as experts on LinkedIn so they get clients with ease. In addition, Sarah is known for helping helping conscious entrepreneurs market their business authentically & anxiety-free, sell their services & make a difference. She’s also the founder of The Gentle Business Revolution movement and host of the podcast with the same name. When she’s not working, she loves adventure & traveling, yoga & nature walks or hanging out with her family.

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