Highlights of This Episode:
- How Tara got started as an entrepreneur
- What her two hardest lessons were during the early years of her business
- What she discovered about business that was completely life changing for her
- How Tara’s background in religious studies helped, and also didn’t help, in her early years in business
- How Tara balances being an introvert and doing the work she does in marketing, teaching, and public speaking
- Why it’s especially important for introverts not to try to fit themselves into other people’s ideas about the way things are done
- How Tara uses being a “control freak” to her advantage (it’s probably not what you think)
- Which moment in Tara’s career had her thinking “this is the most amazing thing I have ever done” — and why it might surprise some introverts
- What two questions Tara asks all of her clients to help them determine how they’re most effective at connecting with people
- What Tara is most afraid of now in her creative work
- What Tara’s biggest challenge is now
“It wasn’t about finding ways for people to give me money. It was about finding ways to create value.” –Tara Gentile (Click to share – thanks!)
About Tara Gentile:
Tara Gentile is a business strategist and the author of Quiet Power Strategy. She works with entrepreneurs and idea people to help them leverage their Quiet Power and build businesses that generate wealth, peace, and ease. Her clients learn to lead themselves and their businesses based on what makes them most effective and compelling.
Tara’s work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Design*Sponge, and the New York Times bestselling book The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. Tara is a regular instructor on CreativeLive and speaks on entrepreneurship, money, and the New Economy all over the world.
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Quite Power Strategy
- Fast Company
- Design Sponge
- The New York Times
- The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau
- Lebanon Valley College
- Borders Books and Music
- Kick Start Labs
- Pioneer Nation
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