Friday, June 4, 2010

Introvert Calendar

I am thrilled to have author Meg North guest posting this week's Book Share. Recently, I bought her "Introvert Calendar" pdf book and loved it so much, I asked her if she would mind sharing about it here. She also has other excellent books available in her online shop, "Book Kingdom."

Book Share Fridays: Introvert Calendar

"Growing up in a family of Extroverts, it was plain from an early age that I was different. While the rest of my family dabbled in numerous outside activities, I curled up with a book and an apple. When there was a project or problem to tackle, I would use an incredible amount of focus and diligently pursue it until it was finished. In school, I had few but deep friendships. My parents marveled at my concentration, smiled at my good grades, and learned to let me alone ... most of the time.

A job experience truly opened my eyes as to how I tick. After an unproductive time in sales, I was moved to a web-only computer position. I could work alone and in peace. My task completion and overall job satisfaction sky-rocketed. My boss praised me for being quiet, committed, and productive.

I finally realized there was a deep and powerful beauty inherent in being an Introvert. But there was also a great deal of misunderstanding, labeling, name-calling, and loneliness. I was born an Introvert, the same as being born a brunette and a girl. There's nothing wrong with me, but I do not see the world the way an Extrovert does. My time and energy are spent differently. My focus on projects is different, the way I operate as an employee is different, and even lesiure time, traveling, finances, and holidays are different.

That's when I hit upon the idea of an Introvert Calendar. We just can't schedule lots of activities back-to-back, or we burn out. We need to allow for periods of time away, sandwiched between periods of time spent with others. We need to recharge between social obligations with the inner things that feed our personal fires, like resting, painting, reading, writing, music, and meditation.

The Introvert Calendar is a special tool just for Introverts. It provides tailored scheduling so that you feel you're making the most of your personal path to success. Some of the most talented people have been Introverts, and it's really important that you not squirrel yourself away without gifting the world with your unique vision. No matter what your dream, the Introvert Calendar can help you achieve it. All you need to do is recharge!"

~Meg North

Buy the Introvert Calendar

On a related note, here is a link to an article "Caring for Your Introvert," that is also very good reading.


  1. What a wonderful idea for a book! Thank you for sharing.


  2. I should get one of these; she described me perfectly!

  3. Thank you dears! I appreciate any feedback, so this is great. And a BIG thanks to Andrea for including this calendar. :)

  4. You wouldn't regret getting it, it's a great book!