Mastering Your Reality: Susan Cain

In every moment, you choose who you want to be and how you want to live your life. It’s your ultimate power, and your inescapable responsibility. You’re the master of your reality.

Susan Cain is a revolutionary—she’s the Chief Revolutionary of Quiet Revolution, an organization she founded to unlock the power of introverts for the benefit of us all. Her groundbreaking book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, was on the New York Times Best Sellers list for three years, and her TED Talk, The Power of Introverts, has been viewed approximately seventeen million times.

In this episode of Mastering Your Reality we discussed:

  • how the college admissions process mirrors our larger societal bias against quiet souls, ranking the qualities of “alpha leadership” above all else;
  • the values inherent in a system that selects for young adults on a path to wealth and power;
  • the lasting harm endured by those who are inclined to follow their own paths, or to traverse “conventional” paths in their own way;
  • the objective shortcomings of such a system, and the substantial cost for society at large; and
  • how Quiet Revolution trains Quiet Ambassadors in schools and workplaces to change the narrative and harness the power of introverts.

To learn more, read Susan’s recent NY Times article on this topic, or click here for more episodes of Mastering Your Reality.

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