This video was inspired by Susan Cain’s book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.”
It started out like so many other videos. Published in a sea of 50 bazillion other videos on the Internet.
But in 2 weeks since it’s release, it’s been viewed on YouTube over 1 million times.
In fact, Bill Gates listed it as one of his favorite TED talks.
Yes, it’s an entertaining and well-produced video, but I don’t believe that’s the real reason why this video went viral.
Instead, I think it has everything to do with the message. And that is, you can be an introverted person and still be very successful in business. Shock.
It’s like, “Finally, someone is speaking up for the quiet people of the world.”
Because my public persona is that of an extrovert, I think most people would be surprised to discover that I’m actually an introvert.
Yes, I like people and I like social gatherings. But I like staying home and reading a book or watching TV *even better*.
Even though my true nature is that of an introvert, I do extroverted activities to promote my business because it’s what you have to do to be successful. But it doesn’t mean that I enjoy those activities.
Kind of like exercising. Just something you have to do, even if you really don’t want to.
So if you consider yourself an introvert like me, do yourself a favor and watch this short video. I think you’ll quickly see why it went viral. It’s because they “get” you.