Launching Boldly Quiet has prompted a great deal of reflection on who I am, my career to this point, my conversations with others, my failures, and my successes.  I have relived the feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt, as well as the feelings of confidence and pride.  I offer you the Boldly Quiet Manifesto, the public declaration of my intentions to thrive as an introvert in a professional world often biased towards extroverts.  Join me in the Boldly Quiet Community.

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I WILL

embrace who I am.

I don’t have to be ashamed that I am wired differently from more stereotypical leaders.  I am unique and bring talents, skills, and perspectives to the table that are valuable and worthy of consideration.  I cheapen my value to myself and to others when I pretend to be someone else.

I WILL
embrace others.

While my energy may come from within, my sense of purpose as a leader is built upon equipping others to be successful.  I will draw others out by asking insightful questions and really listening to their responses, helping them draw connections and conclusions that spur their personal and professional growth.

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I WILL
be heard.

I will prioritize “pre-thinking,” so that I can speak early in a meeting about a planned topic.  I will give myself permission to talk before my thoughts are fully formulated.  I will not assume that others who talk more than I do know more than I do and will professionally insert my own thoughts and questions into the dialogue.  I will not wait for others to create a “safe space”; neither will I wait to be invited to speak.

I WILL
be visible.

In professional settings, I will wear splashes of bright color that will help me stand out in the sea of gray, navy, and black.  I will arrive early, sit in front, and smile and make eye contact with others.  I will be the first to reach out to newcomers and others standing by themselves.

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I WILL
breathe.

Whether I am by myself or in a crowd of people, I will periodically close my eyes and take deep, cleaning breaths to re-center my thoughts and renew my energy for the task at hand.  Better yet, I will take a walk, allowing my thoughts to wander and my mind to recharge.

I WILL
surprise.

I will strategically and with intention sing, dance, belly-laugh, yell, or pound my fists to make people reassess their perceptions of me.  I will passionately express my thoughts when I speak in front of groups, small or large, and will show my vulnerability by being able to laugh at myself.

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I WILL
grow.

I will surround myself with diversity so that I can understand different perspectives and make better decisions.  I will celebrate failures, seeing in them an opportunity to learn, and will surround myself with people who challenge me by being better than I am in areas and who will provide me with authentic feedback.  I will intentionally expose myself to new ideas.