We live in a big world which can make anyone feel small. However, there are some living in this big world that feel particularly smaller than small. Hi, my name is Deslonde Harvey and I am an introverted business woman. Once upon a time I was really uncomfortable about being an introvert before I actually knew what an introvert was. But as soon as I was able to put a name with how I felt on an everyday basis, immediate total self-acceptance was established; I realized there are a lot of people out there like me as well. It’s not wrong — it’s just different! But finding out that the word “introvert” really exists gave me so much clarity and confidence. I was so intrigued by finding out what an introvert was. My extrovert husband has received so many articles (sent by me) on introversion that when he receives one now (yes, I still send them) he’s thinking something along the lines of, “Another one? I know babe, you’re an introvert… I get it.”
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If you have seen the movie "Eat Pray Love" you are all too familiar with the Italian saying dolce far niente. By day I am a wife, mom, full-time employee, and contract designer. By night I am a blooming entrepreneur and daydreamer (I wish I could say I was more of a literal night dreamer but that’s just not the case — I am the ultimate night owl daydreamer). Juggling all these tasks can be confusing and a bit overwhelming at times; and because of this, I realized I have been completely disregarding the most important task that every business person should make a priority — the task of dolce far niente, meaning the sweetness of doing nothing.
So I would like to think that all entrepreneurs have been there… you know the “how can I make this happen?” or “I’m not sure I have what it takes” moment. How did I make the leap? If you know me, you know that me starting a business is something you didn’t see coming.
It definitely started as a little spark that became a reality. Since the time I was introduced to the graphic design industry, I had a thirst for learning as much as I could so I could eventually apply it to my future company. I knew that even though I was fortunate enough to work with companies that broadened my skill level, I always felt there was something more God wanted me to experience. I read this quote and it hit home for me, “If you don't have big dreams and goals, you'll end up working really hard for someone who does” - unknown.