Are you an extrovert or introvert?
In small groups I do just fine, but don’t love big crowds. Business mixers require me to sell people on how “amazing” I am, and to me that feels unnatural. I enjoy being alone or with a few people at a time with a quiet/calm atmosphere. I am not one to fight to be heard; raised voices make me uncomfortable. I can count my close relationships on one hand but they are very dear to me. Being an introvert doesn’t mean you are antisocial, instead think of someone with this trait as a blooming flower. We stay closed up like a bud most of the time, but with the right people or environment, we blossom and share our beauty with you. I’m giggling as I write this, thinking of my studio complex at Sola Salons in La Quinta. It is a busy place filled with wonderful and talented people. I might be perceived as rude or antisocial due to my introverted nature. Most of the business owners socialize when not with clients and I tend to recharge my social batteries alone in between appointments. I love my close neighbors because I have been given the chance to get to know them, but do appreciate all of my neighboring businesses. If my curtains are open and my welcome sign is up, come in and we can get to know each other! Seeking others tends to put me out of my comfort zone. I love the freedom of having my own business and working with people in the calm and quiet environment have created in my studio. As a result most clients tend to fall asleep, even during waxing procedures. I take this as a compliment since I strive to make each service I provide, whether it is a lash, brow, facial, or makeup service, as relaxing for the client as possible. Most people don’t take time for themselves to decompress and slow down during the day. I like making that possible for everyone who comes through my door. What makes you relaxed and happy? Is it a soothing nap with a heating blanket, good conversation, or just drifting off to the music of your choice from @spotify?