405: “I want to share myself with the world, but I also kind of want to live in a cave.”
By Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson
Ahh, my fellow introvert. How I love thee. I know you well. At age 6, I used to stand behind the classroom door to avoid having to interact with the other kids. At age 30, I can't say my love of solitude has ever gone away. In fact, I enjoy my peace and quiet all the more. But things have changed. I stream three live shows each week. I record myself on video every day. I speak in front of crowds. I actually pay money and go out of my way to attend conferences with hundreds, and even thousands, of people. Why, oh why, would I ever do such a thing? This is what more than one of our listeners have wondered for themselves. Specifically, they say something like this: "Sean, I have a message. I want to share myself with the world, but I also kind of want to live in a cave. What in the world do I do?" I feel you. If there was ever anything I empathized with, it's the notion of wanting to stay out of the limelight while at the same time feeling a burning desire to share my message. This episode is a fun ride.