Super Human Book Review: Quiet 3/7/2013

Greetings Cup Checkers,

Long time no see! Been a minute since my last post as these past couple months have been busy. After planning and re-planning all offseason, I finally got married and it’s been great. We were on our honeymoon when I had the downtime to get into a great book called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” written by Susan Cain.

Quiet Quick summary:

This book defines “introvert” and debunks many of the clichés surrounding the term. An introvert is a person who, more often than not, prefers listening to speaking, reading to partying, create rather than boast. Introverts are big time brainstormers. The “quiet” or “shy” people who we might view negatively are actually credited with many of the great achievements in the modern world.

Cain tries to show how much society takes introverts for granted through many real life stories and studies. Often viewed as a negative thing, introverts are not understood and perhaps being “shy” is not what it seems at all. Cain gives first hand experience on how to interact as an introvert and offers information to empower those who feel they are “quiet.”

What Cup Checkers can get from the book:

 Do you find yourself drained after a group event? Do you feel like you get power from time to yourself rather than meeting up for a big dinner? Chances are you are an introvert. This book will show you that that is not a bad thing.

Every day, as minor leaguers, we deal with a lot of people. If you find yourself to be an introvert, this can be a challenge. This book will definitely give one the toolset to navigate the world we live in and how to handle relationships, communication, etc. To understand what makes you tick and how to handle your genetic personality can be a valuable tool when understood correctly. It will make you more comfortable with yourself if you do want to read that book instead of going to that party….

In service to the Checkers,

C2

About C2

Quick Bio My name is Caleb but my friends call me C2. Native of Nashville, TN and also currently reside there. I played High School baseball at Mt. Juliet High School and college baseball at Vanderbilt University. Was fortunate to get to experience a lot of awesome things in college and be exposed to a whole new world of knowledge. After three years at Vandy, I was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2009. It was a dream come true and have loved every second of it since. Unfortunately, my body has not reveled as much in the experience. Soon after signing I had to have knee surgery for the second time and backed that up with a shoulder surgery. At the time it was the worst thing that had ever happened to me, but now I believe it was the best thing that could have happened. Most of my life in the past 5-6 years has molded me into what I am now. Without the struggles and tough times, I would not be where I am currently in my life. These tough times have opened up a huge world for me and somewhat have shown me the keys to my life: reading and getting after it daily. I plan to mix it up on the CupCheck and perhaps shoot you some books that have helped me on my way to overall mastery of LIFE. "There is no finish line" -C2