Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon: Extra Intelligent, Intense, and Effective

Quite often uncommon competence, creativity and drive remain hidden or partially used by its owners. Do they perceive the gift of being uncommon as a millstone instead of an enjoyment?

This book introduces and illustrates three practices for Extra Intelligent People (XIPs) to become more effective in their work and private life, for their own sake and for the sake of their environment. These practices are based on ten years of experience in coaching XIPs and on various concepts from literature. Together they offer a practical tool for sustainable personal and career development of uncommonly intelligent and intense people. There is much to enjoy about being uncommon!

An important work that should be read by all who have wondered if they might be uncommonly intelligent…by all corporations seeking to attract and keep highly competent employees…and by all those who seek guidance in actualizing their potential.
Linda Silverman, Gifted Development Center, Denver, Co, USA.

Highly readable and well-organized prose….useful tools….Read and learn about practical ways to be most fully yourself. You will be challenged and intrigued by the information here.
Betty Maxwell, Visual-Spatial Resource, Denver, Co, USA.

eBook versions

Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon: Extra Intelligent, Intense, and Effective
is also available as an eBook in two versions.
There is an ePub-version, that can be read e.g. through iBooks on an iPad. It can be downloaded through the iBookstore.
There is also a Kindle version, that can only be ordered through the Kindle store of Amazon.com and other Amazon Kindle stores. The price depends on the country of residence.

Two printed versions

With black & white illustrations

As of June 16th 2011 there is a black & white version of the book, produced ‘on demand’ through the subsidiary CreateSpace of Amazon.com both in the US or in Europe: ISBN 978 1461 185567, 196 pages, 6.14 x 9.21 inch, 12 ounces, (approx. 15,6 x 23,4 cm, 340 gr.). All illustrations in black & white.
The price of the book is US $ 18,95 and it can be ordered through Amazon.com or other internet booksellers. In Europe it can be ordered faster and more easily through Amazon.de or Amazon.co.uk.

With full colour illustrations

Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon: Extra Intelligent, Intense, and Effective
Willem Kuipers. Zoetermeer: Free Musketeers. November 2010.
ISBN 978 90 484 1572 4. 196 pages, 16 x 23 cm, 430 gram. 17 full colour illustrations. Price: € 22,50

Unfortunately, this publisher has perished, and currently (as of April 2019) this version of the book is not available anymore. In the meantime, please purchase the black & white version while I try to find a solution.