Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone

Forget shyness. Forget being the quiet person in the back of the room. There’s nothing wrong with being an introvert, but society has largely confused this term with a real problem that many face: social anxiety. Communicating your authentic self to others is crucial to achieve success and a happy life. If you are among the 40-60% of people who report being shy, this book will guide you through the necessary steps to learn to be yourself in front of others.







Mark offers practical tips to help make daily changes to resolve what for many has been a lifetime sentence of social anxiety.


Raw, revealing, and remarkable guide to building quality relationships, improving your sense of well-being, and making your impact on the world.”

This step-by-step guide to screw being shy and be yourself in front of anyone teaches: 


  • How the author, Mark Metry, went from having severe social anxiety, unable to speak to anyone or even make eye contact, to becoming a socially free person and speaking on stage to thousands of people worldwide


  • How to conceptualize shyness for what it really is: a glitchy nervous system run by ancestral neurochemistry & other biological functions


  • How to establish long-lasting motivation and consistency for your existence: to do what you really want to do, without being affected by the opinions of others


  • How to use food, sleep and other biological tools to re-engineer your body’s physiology and rewire your brain to be less socially anxious


  • How to redesign yourself as a human: change the way you think about yourself, understand the layers of social anxiety, overcome overthinking, and get on the path to be capable of learning anything!


  • How to rip off the mask of false confidence and expose yourself psychologically with exposure therapy


  • How to begin expressing your true self at work as an entrepreneur and even sharing your voice on social media, if that is what you desire


Includes over 50+ scientific references and exercises at the end of each chapter for the reader to take action!


“Screw Being Shy offers an incredibly helpful conceptualization of the widespread and universal experience of social anxiety.  Grounding social anxiety in past psychological trauma and the body’s natural fight/flight response to such perceived threat, Mark normalizes this difficult phenomenon for all those who suffer.  With this awareness and understanding comes the ability to heal.  Mark offers practical tips to help make daily changes to resolve what for many has been a lifetime sentence of social anxiety.” — Dr. Nicole LePera, Holistic Psychologist (@the.holistic.psychologist)

”As someone who's helped thousands of leaders become more self-aware and successful, I find Mark’s wonderful book to be an essential guide for anyone struggling with shyness and social anxiety, not just at work but in life." -– Dr. Tasha Eurich, organizational psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Insight and Bankable Leadership


"Screw Being Shy is the book I wish I had growing up with social anxiety. This uplifting, honest and practical book will help you overcome the fears that are holding you back from living the life you are meant to live. Throughout the pages of Screw Being Shy, Mark serves as both a role model and a guide with curating research and voices that prove that anyone can be more authentic, outgoing and confident."

— Dan Schawbel, author of Back to Human, Promote Yourself and Me 2.0


“Screw Being Shy will stop you from being your own worst enemy when it comes to relationships and help to clear your connection to the most important people in your life.”

— David Meltzer (Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing, best-selling author, and top business coach)


 "Screw Being Shy is a MUST for anyone in the world who faces moments of shyness and/or social anxiety looking for a simple yet highly researched and practical solution." — Hal Elrod, international keynote speaker and best-selling author of The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Equation


”Screw Being Shy is a must needed guide for the young to the old for those facing social anxiety and not being sure of themselves in social situations." — Chip Conley, New York Times bestselling author and Strategic Advisor of Airbnb


”The true essence of most great entrepreneurs comes from being grounded in their personal solitude. Mark's book not only shows entrepreneurs how to harness their inner strength and creativity but also serves as a blueprint to work through the highs and lows of personal struggle and professional ambition. Screw Being Shy is a must-read for entrepreneurs and every one of his or her closest advisors.” — Sharran Srivatsaa, CEO of Kingstone Lane and Creator of


“SCREW BEING SHY provides real world, no nonsense advice for anyone dealing with social anxiety. Mark Metry gives the exact playbook he used to go from being unable to  speak to strangers in public to becoming a TEDx Speaker and host the world renowned Humans 2.0 Podcast. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to overcome shyness as well as those seeking a better understanding of how crippling social anxiety can be.” — Marcus Aurelius Anderson, High Performance Coach and Author of The Gift of Adversity

"Screw Being Shy is a raw, revealing, and remarkable guide to building quality relationships, improving your sense of well-being, and making your impact on the world.” — Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Indistractable