Hi, I'm Nadia
I’m Nadia Finer. And I’m on a softly-spoken mission to help my fellow shy people be more mighty.
Shy people don’t need fixing. We don’t need to change who we are. But, in a world filled with noise and hot air, it’s time for us people to speak up and stop hiding.
I’m not one of those loud, confident people who lectures and shouts about how you need to be brave.
Far from it.
I know what it’s like to struggle with shyness.
Even in my forties, I still struggle with visibility. When people are looking at me, I feel super awkward and self-conscious. I don’t like bragging about my achievements. In fact, it makes me feel all kinds of uncomfortable.
Oh, and it’s hard to run a business, and be a fully fledged grown up when you hate picking up the phone!
The struggle is real!
Like me, you might have convinced yourself that success is equated with confidence and extroversion.
Whether you’re at work, at school, running a business, or even doing a sport, so much emphasis is placed on being seen, showing up, putting yourself out there, building a following, raising your profile, and self-promotion.
And that’s why I created Shy and Mighty. So that shy people can get the support they need to thrive.
My shyness hasn’t disappeared. It still shows up when I need to promote and market my work. When I worry about being judged. When I question my worth. When I compare myself to others, I view as more successful. When I’m faced with exciting-yet-scary opportunities. When it’s time to share my ideas and opinions.
But I refuse to let my shyness be the thing that holds me back. I decided it was time to stand up, speak up and stand out. And show that shy can be mighty.