Are you an intense person?

Are you  an intense person?


Do you consider yourself an intense person? Then this message is for you because it could be costing you a lot of money!

When people come over to your house, do you have to have your place looking perfect?
Clean, with maybe some flowers on the coffee table and the kids’ toys picked up?

When you are stressed about a project, do you get intense and push people away?
I completely understand.

When I was a little girl I learned that success comes with stress and high intensity!
It’s kind of a curse, but it works because you get things done, doesn’t it?

Well, it can also cost you your freedom and your ability to make a lot more money!

Follow me here because I want to show you how to use this personality type to knock down procrastination and dissolve perfectionism.

There are times when intensity is great and works for you. That’s when you are in the mode of reaching a critical goal and the deadline is quickly approaching! It’s especially a blessing if you need to raise the bar for your company team or up-level your own commitment.

However, if you are trying to build your business by living in high gear all the time, it can cost you time, money, and freedom.

Building a business requires creativity. First you model what works in your industry, and then you eventually innovate new strategies. You grow new ideas off the shoulders of old ideas that used to work.

To grow your business you have to breathe, and the first thing you’ll notice about intense people is that they don’t breathe! They have a bulldoze mentality, but unless you are running a race, it’s a bad strategy to use while building a business.

Instead, practice meditating and grounding your emotions in clarity!
When you get frustrated and go into bulldoze mode, don’t try to make a rational decision; you’ll have no energy for the challenge.

If you are facing a challenge with your staff, your virtual assistant, or with having enough money to grow your business, instead of fighting for your life, you’ll get better results if you make decisions from a calm place.

You might think this is difficult, but it’s not when you realize that you are costing yourself money and, ultimately, your freedom. The best ideas we have come up with at HeartCore have been when we were excited! Intensity serves you only when you need that extra boost of energy to reach the finish line of a project. It’s not a good strategy for building your business.

Next, do a self-exam and ask your coworkers, friends, and family if they think you are intense. If they say sometimes, then you are probably doing all right. If they say yes, then you want to practice emotional intelligence, and ground your emotions so you can create everything you want to with your business.

P.S. Let me know how in the comment box below.


With Your Success in Mind,

Shanda Sumpter
Business Coach | CEO
HeartCore Women

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Hi! I’m Shanda Sumpter, owner of HeartCore Business, investor to entrepreneurs on The Pitch, and named as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in 2017, 2018, and 2019. I’ve helped business owners all over the nation grow and scale their businesses while enjoying their lives more. I believe in giving generously and being honest—all in the name of leaving a legacy.

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