Have you ever been called shy or awkward? How about antisocial?
People are quick to apply these labels to the quieter among us, often with little understanding of what they truly mean. And they often indicate a profound misunderstanding about what it means to be an introvert. Truth is men and women with a reflective, more inward style have hidden strengths that are often lost in our noisy world.
Beth Buelow is on a mission to change that. Known around the globe as "the introvert entrepreneur", Beth is an author, a speaker, and a professional coach dedicated to helping introverts understand and embrace their unique gifts.
In this book she weaves personal stories with wit and wisdom to explore the unique energy that comes along with introversion. Already it has helped thousands and won rave reviews.
As one fan wrote, "The most precious nugget I am taking away is permission to be who I am and how I am - without apology. What a relief to sink freely into the comfortable, introverted essence of myself and be okay with it!"
Comprised of short, bite-size essays, Insights is an affirming, thought-provoking companion on your journey.
©2012 Beth Buelow, The Introvert Entrepreneur (P)2015 Beth Buelow, The Introvert Entrepreneur
The book has good little tips for introverts who dread going to parties and business events. For example, a good insight is the first time you go to a business event, you might not know anyone but you'll meet some people. The next time you go, you might see some people you know. Each time you go, you'll know more people. Then it won't be as uncomfortable as it once was. Also instead of referring to these actions as expanding your comfort zone, the author refers to it as expanding your capacity. These little changes in how you frame situations can be useful. However, if you've read Susan Cain's book "Quiet," you'll probably find this book anecdotal and shallow.
There are a few helpful tips and some motivation for me as an introvert, but mostly basic information. This could have been a long blog post instead of being padded to become a short book, so I don't feel I got value for my money. Also, to me as a man, the style, tone, and content came across as very 'girly.' Maybe the book is intended for a female audience, if so I missed it in the description.
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