Becoming A Powerful Entrepreneur - EPISODE 37

Uncategorized Feb 04, 2021
 

“Personal power is all about having confidence in your skills, in your abilities, and in your experience… it’s a lifelong experience to develop that confidence.”

—  Keni Dominguez

 

Can you show up as an introvert — and still get the recognition you need?

 

My guest Keni Dominguez has always been interested in inclusivity, justice, and equity in the workplace, but her approach is a bit unique: she emphasizes the importance of being inclusive of all cognitive types, as 40% of most workplaces are made up of introverts!

 

As an introvert herself, Keni is interested in helping other introverts develop the skills that they need to thrive in a world of extroverts.

 

Many introverts have thrived during the pandemic, with its focus on remote working and asynchronous communication. Many of us have also developed better work boundaries during this time.

 

Having strong and intentional boundaries is a skill that will serve you well both during the pandemic and once we’ve returned to regular life. 

 

In order to create effective boundaries that work best for you, Keni recommends that you think about where and how you spend the most time, what your energy levels tend to be throughout the day, and what you value most.

 

Cultivating your personal power as an introvert is also hugely important. 

 

“I believe it’s a starting point to greatness,” Keni says. “When I’m talking about personal power, I’m thinking about it from the perspective of what it means to be empowered in your life, to really just be the leader in your life.” 

 

Extroverts take up a huge amount of oxygen in the room, and we need to be able to authentically speak up and assert ourselves as introverts — we don’t have to show up as extroverts to get what we need!

 

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌

  • Why cultivating personal power as an entrepreneur is so vitally important — and how to demonstrate power as an introvert 
  • The top 3 things you must consider when setting your boundaries 
  • How a simple auto-reply can train your clients to respect and honour your needs

 

About Keni Dominguez

Mindset coach Keni Dominguez helps introverts who identify as black women or women of color find confidence in the workplace, and helps organizations build inclusive and equitable cultures.

 

Highlights:‌ ‌

00:42  Listener shout-out

01:55  Introducing Keni Dominguez

06:08  Pandemic & work

07:34  Powerful authenticity

11:50  Introverted students

13:50  Importance of personal power

16:43  Boundaries

22:32  Email guidelines

24:44  Setting the tone

28:09  Weak personal power

33:51  Keni’s final thoughts

36:27  Lightning round 

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Links:‌

Keni Dominguez

Instagram: @keniwdom

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenitradominguez 

 

Black Boy by Richard Wright

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/black-boy-richard-wright/1100550794 

 

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/331191/difficult-conversations-by-douglas-stone-bruce-patton-and-sheila-heen 

 

Join the Mindful Entrepreneur Membership Waitlist:

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https://www.juliegreenham.com/workwithme

 

Download Your Free Guide: "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome"

https://www.juliegreenham.com/impostersyndrome 

 

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