Confidence, Feminism

Why blaming nature is a shame

I don’t know when it happened, but at some point along the line, the notion that rape, sexual harassment, interest without men being able “to do something against it”, has become something that’s supposed to be flattering for women. Excessive attention of men is, according to society, the goal of any woman. Well, sure, she can wear skirts, and heels and make-up,…

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Books, Confidence

Books that get you going 4 – Honoring the Self

Choosing the fourth and final book for the series was really hard. There are still another 20 in my shelf, which would have been worth presenting here. I choose “Honoring the Self” by Nathaniel Branden, because I have also read various essays written by him and think that he has a lot of important insights to give on the topics…

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Confidence, Feminism

Some jokes just aren’t funny…

…and you are not a bore for pointing that out! It doesn’t matter whether you are female or male, I am pretty sure that you too have been in a situation already, where someone told a “joke” and you just didn’t think it was funny, because it was against all your values. Everyone has a different trigger. For me it’s…

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Books, Confidence

Books that get you going 3 – The 50th law

“The 50th law” is an amazing cooperation between the author Robert Greene and the well-known Rapper 50 Cent. I could understand if you are confused. 50 Cent didn’t especially strike me as a very deep personality, as someone, who’d have a say in a book. Girl, was I wrong! I have to admit that I haven’t put much effort into…

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Feminism

The difference between confidence and respect

The difference between confidence and respect is quite an important one. Why, you might ask, can those two not go together? Isn’t it a similar thing? Shouldn’t I be confident and respectful at the same time? Of couse you are right. You should be both things and this won’t be an article on dimming your light or on being quiet…

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Confidence

When to stop listening to others

Normally I am a great advocate for listening to other people. You can learn a lot more, you can deepen relationships, you can discover new ideas – all by listening to other people. Of course, how much you achieve is always influenced by the kind of people you surround yourself with and by the quality of their utterances. There are…

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Books, Confidence

Books that get you going 2 – Essentialism

In 2014 Greg McKeown published his book “Essentialism”. He himself calls himself an essentialist – a person who is able to focus, to work efficiently, is productive and uses his time wisely. Some facts The author, Greg McKeown, is a Stanford University graduate and works as a business consultant and public speaker on leadership (next to writing, obviously). The book…

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Confidence, Feminism

On all your colours #maximaCOMEPASS

Saying that you are a feminist, is a lot more difficult than one would imagine. People tend to view this matter black and white – and it is! At least, partially. You either are a feminist or you aren’t, there is no point in discussing this. You can’t be a little bit feminist, when you feel like it and none…

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Books, Confidence

Books that get you going 1 – The New Psycho-Cybernetics

The book “Psycho-Cybernetics” by Dr. Maxwell Maltz was published for the first time in 1960 – and then republished, and republished and republished until the current version, “The New Psycho- Cybernetics”, edited and updated by Dan S. Kennedy was introduced as the (currently) final product. Some facts The original author is Dr. Maltz, a plastic surgeon who has studied the…

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Books, Confidence

Books that get you going – the series

It doesn’t really matter at what stage of your life you are. Sooner or later you will start something new, or at least have the desire to do so. You will want to improve yourself, one way or the other, move forward and find motivation and happiness in your life. Do you know those people, working in an office, complaining…

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