Year ago when I was in a course by Landmark Education called The Wisdom Course, this woman came up to me and said “Maria, the reason why you’re single is because you’re too powerful. Men are intimidated by you”, you should do this course called Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women.
Whether THAT statement was true or not is debatable, but it was enough to get me to register for the weekend long course. I love personal growth and development courses at any level.
It was an amazing course by the way. It explains men from a fundamental, biological place. Not like EVERY MAN is this way, but it gives insights to how many of them are. Many times when my sisters or a friend is cranky with their boyfriend/husband, I’ll quote from this course.
Here are a few excerpts (please note that this is not necessarily my point of view, but it’s interesting):
“Men are single focused, ‘hunt the deer, hunt the deer, hunt the deer’. And when a man is courting you, you’re the deer, and everyone at work is hoping that he will soon catch you, because he is totally useless”.
“Men live to make their woman happy”.
“A man will not marry a woman he has decided he cannot make happy”
“When your man does something for you and it’s clearly because he wants you to be happy! BE HAPPY, because then he’ll do it again”
source (This scarf in this colourway is very hard to find)
When my sister opened up the walls between her kitchen and living room and got the white kitchen of her dreams last year, as soon as it was finished, she turned around and thought “But now my living from furniture looks tired”. And, because I shared this course with her, she laughed when she called me and said “My husband can’t hear anything else right now but how madly in love I am with my new $40,000 kitchen!”
She is a smart woman. Be happy with what you have now and the living room furniture will come.
“Men are driven to win and they can’t read your mind.” So to help them win, especially when it comes to gift giving time, either tell him exactly what you want or if you like it to be a surprise, get a file and fill it with clippings of things that you like, or create a digital wish list on Pinterest, like this one. Then he’ll go there, find something you like and know that you’re guaranteed to be happy because you don’t know exactly what he’s chosen.
Now you’re happy, he’s happy, it’s a win, win situation all around.
Until Pinterest came along, I thought there should be a website in general where EVERYONE should go and post things that they love. Then when it’s your Birthday, your friends and family go there and buy you exactly what you want. So simple.
Everyone should be ‘registered’ like this all the time. It would be so much easier for all of us to get exactly what we want.
It’s like goal setting. You have a much stronger chance of getting where you want to go if you practice setting goals. It shocks me every time I review my goals on this blog how much of what I wanted gets accomplished.
(I still want this art by Bobbie Burgers in my living room, unfortunately she doesn’t paint these big flowers anymore) source
Presents are the same. If you don’t tell anyone what you want, you probably won’t get it. And most likely, you have a drawer or storage room full of presents you re-gift, sell at garage sales, or just pretend to like when you occasionally pull them out to wear or use in front of the person who bought it for you.
So for you guys out here that are reading this? You’re welcome, haha.
Get pinning everyone. This is for all of you, not just for the men.
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