Replay: How to Self-Advocate as an Introvert - EP 67

 

“I’m just learning over these last few years that ‘no’ is a complete sentence.”

—  Christen N. James

 

Alongside management, sales, and marketing, self-advocacy is an important skill that every entrepreneur should master!

 

As introverted business owners, we often stumble when it comes to standing up for ourselves — whether it’s against pushy clients, unfair vendors, or collaborators who may be taking advantage. We tend to be people-pleasers who focus on the needs of everyone around us, prioritizing ourselves last.

 

My guest for this episode is Christen N. James, who has built a thriving career on helping entrepreneurs become more in touch with their own needs and learn how to advocate for themselves. 

 

Christen, also known as C.J., is a mindset and transition coach who helps her clients become more self aware — and use that new awareness to shift the way that they show up in their businesses.

 

I couldn’t think of a better guest for this topic!

 

This is a replay of an early episode, but its subject matter remains timeless. Tune in to learn about C.J.’s personal journey to self-awareness and strong self-advocacy, why it’s so hard for introverts to speak up for ourselves, and how to say no without saying “no.”

 

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌

  • Why self-advocacy becomes easier through practice and experience
  • How to weigh the benefits of speaking out — and know when to save your energy
  • Strategies for standing up for yourself (even when it terrifies you)!

 

About Christen N. James: Christen N. James is a certified master mindset and transition coach who believes in the importance of understanding how experiences, emotions, and thoughts impact how we show up in our businesses.

  

Highlights:‌ ‌

  

00:01  Behind the replay

 

01:27   ‌Meet C.J.

 

02:37  What holds us back & planting the seed 

 

04:16  What’s in a name?

 

06:17  Pivotal moment

 

08:09  Finding her voice

 

11:26  Changing in new environments

 

13:45  Learning through experience

 

15:31  Weighing benefits

 

18:13  Say no without saying no

 

21:45  Benefits

 

23:59  Self-advocacy in kids

 

25:30  Reflecting & finding courage

 

28:07  Nervous v. excited

 

29:53  Mindset

 

32:14  3 questions

 

33:30  Honour yourself

 

Links:‌

Christen N. James

https://www.christennjames.com

https://www.facebook.com/christennjamesthecoach 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfz4ME5tVUaGAqnYc--4oig 

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

Instagram: @christennjames

Twitter: @christennjames

 

Join the Mindful Entrepreneur Membership Waitlist: https://www.juliegreenham.com/membership 

  

Work with me: 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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