From The Quiet Warrior Podcast: An Introvert’s Journey to Genuine Connections

Petros Eshetu was my guest for Episode 53 of The Quiet Warrior Podcast. He is the author of many #1 Amazon best-selling books including The Introverted Immigrant’s Journey. He is known as the Narrative Whisperer, where he helps coaches who want to share their knowledge and expertise through a book so that they can build authority in their field and get more speaking gigs.

I loved my conversation with Petros Eshetu on so many levels, but especially his insights on:

  • Pleasing others and looking perfect
  • How to be comfortable in your own skin
  • The value in allowing yourself to be vulnerable
  • “We model what we are exposed to”
  • Developing masks to protect our real selves
  • Trying to fit into everybody’s group when the group is not for you
  • The challenges of international students and immigrants
  • Cultural influences on how we speak and what we say
  • Personality tests and the impact of Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
  • Introversion is not an excuse
  • Importance of community as your safety net, especially when your family is not with you
  • Any friend you have now was once a stranger
  • Be aware of the compliments you receive; write them down
  • And my favourite: “Who am I to hold back?”

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