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Told You’re “Too Quiet”? Take it with a Grain of Salt | Episode 41

One of the most fascinating things about us quiet people?

We’ve usually got a lot going on underneath our demure facade.

Others may not see it right away. Some may never see it.

No worries.

Trust that your hidden treasures — your talents, interests, life experiences, etc. — are there to serve the right people, at the right time.

And know that, in the meantime, those hidden treasures are always enriching you. Keep cultivating them. They are your superpower.

Further exploration

In this episode, I describe the amazing underground wonderland of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, located just outside Krakow, Poland.  I highly recommend a visit, either in person or virtually. Here are a few links to get your started:

And, shifting back from the metaphorical to the practical, a book recommendation: The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside our Hidden World  by Jenn Granneman.

Granneman is the founder of Introvert, Dear, a wonderful publishing platform for quiet people and those who love them. Check it out!


About the author, Stephanie

Stephanie created Beautiful Baggage to share her love of travel and exploration and to inspire others to enjoy the benefits of cultivating an adventurous spirit. If you enjoy this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your favorite podcast platform so that others will be able to find it and share!


  1. Genessa on 10/30/2020 at 8:03 PM

    I ran across this podcast on Apple and had to comment. People want shy people to speak up because they come across like they’re sitting in quiet judgment of everyone and everything around them. And they probably are. Shyness and arrogance are two sides of the same coin. Until a shy person addresses her false belief that everyone is going to judge her as harshly as she judges them, she’s never going to speak up and actually enjoy life. That’s the truth, salt or no salt.

    • Stephanie Martin Taylor on 10/31/2020 at 5:52 AM

      Thank you for your comment. It’s so fascinating how the mind makes up stories about what’s going on in other people’s heads when the truth is, we can never know for sure. There is room for growth and compassion on all sides of this, don’t you think?

  2. Moira Taylor on 11/10/2020 at 12:18 PM

    Wow! An eye opener in more ways than one. Difficult to believe now! I was exceptionally shy and afraid to speak out in case I made a fool of myself. Now that I am connected to the Internet and confident, with surfing, in the knowledge that I can check on anything that I would like to know more about, my confidence for giving my opinion has grown and I am no longer the quiet one. I grew up in an era that you “were seen but not heard”. I was delighted to see the Salt Mine via video and thank you for this. Love this podcast do carry on as I learn something new each time.

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