Everyone’s always saying, to be successful in the big bad world in which we live in, like me, you need to have a bit of an ego. That’s not to say that you must be a narcissist of any kind, even though that’s what all my former wives would call me when they’re being nice. Having an ego isn’t always about having a grandiose sense of self either. In fact, having an ego is healthy, especially when it’s having pure confidence in yourself.
The definition of CONFIDENCE according to the internet dictionary I read is “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” So how does this relate to our product placement picture /article this week? I mean, who wasn’t more confident in her abilities to save every starving kid from a third world country than Mother Teresa herself.
A side note on this one, according to my ex-wives and even my mother, in fact, I am the furthest thing from Mother Teresa that ever existed. They think it’s shameful that I once worked for the American Red Cross as they knew I couldn’t give two shits about anyone I was raising money for. You see, the American Red Cross needed help raising MOULA, and no one can go out there and market the shit out of a tragedy quite like yours truly. I became a non-profit fundraising legend after that stint, and everyone wanted my services from ‘Amnesty International’ to ‘The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.’ Now enough about me and let’s get back to Mother Teresa and this amazing book called Mastering Your Mean Girl.
All of the principles in Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini were used by Mother Teresa way before her death and even before the book was written. The principles were like the unwritten rules that were passed on from generation to generation on how to gain confidence in yourself and silencing your inner critic. At one time, Mother Teresa was just regular Teresa and was always thinking about being the nicest person on the planet, but she kept on psyching herself out. Then one day at church, one of the Nuns passed down this info to her and voila, her confidence began to grow as she started hearing less and less of her critic. It’s like she said “DEVIL, BE GONE!” and it was.
And now, the truly amazing Melissa Ambrosini, has taken these unwritten words and given us Mastering Your Mean Girl and the world is that much better for it. There have been many books silencing your inner critic that have been written, but do you know why this one works? It’s because Melissa Ambrosini is authentic and she’s genuinely inspiring. Each chapter holds a little of so many of the other books on subjects like productivity, positive thinking, re-framing your thoughts to be happier, healthy eating, and even grief. However, Melissa Ambrosini does something none of those other little books do…..she gets it! And why does she get it? Because she’s lived through it.
Isn’t that what you want most from a book? You want to be able to connect emotionally and when you emotionally connect you can take the next step in your journey, which is taking action.
So if you’re going to buy one book about thwarting your inner critic, make it Mastering Your Mean Girl. The rest of your life will thank you for it.
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