“Be Proud . Be yourself . Live the creative life . Take risks” – Pete Mosley
Last week I pottered on down to Derby to the Friargate studio to attend a certain ” business talk for quiet people” I was very excited to see by Creative writer and coach Pete Mosley. I’ve been an admirer of Pete’s creative work after coming across his blog way back when I started my pursuit of a creative career as an inky illustrator and writer.
Being a naturally shy and quiet person I’ve often always found it hard to promote my talents and put myself in front of people socially to share with them what I do. Many of you may no doubt feel this way to and at times rehearse what you do or say to be confident, which in turn means pretending to be someone else entirely to who we really are inside.
Through many of Pete’s blog posts and podcasts which you can find at the Craft & Design website I’ve been inspired in my own creative work. Taking his creative advice and thinking about things differently, I challenged myself to be a little “cheeky” in some creative cases despite my shy exterior and its started to make positive change for me and my career. What I learned though through Pete’s inspirational talk is it’s not all that complicated to promote yourself as a shy person, you just have to find your own way of doing things.
We over think things to seem much more scarier and complex than they are. However once you get past that and find your own way of doing things you can go far even if you’re a quiet business person. I’d really recommend Pete’s talks if you ever get the chance to sit in and listen, his words are genuine down to earth and just what any shy person might need to get going.