Self-Confidence Made Simple – 16 French Women Share their Self-esteem Secrets
by Dr Margaretha Montagu
French women are famous for their effortless elegance, their enchanting independence, their irresistible charm and their unshakeable self-confidence.
Would you like to discover the secrets of these consistently confident women?
In Self-Confidence Made Simple, several of Dr Margaretha Montagu closest French friends share their confidence secrets with you. Margaretha has lived in France for part of her childhood and for most of her adult life. She has spent nearly twenty-five years, first as a medical doctor and more recently as a workshop leader, empowering women to live long, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, full of purpose and meaning.
Discover the secrets of supremely self-confident French women
In this book, you will meet several French women, Anaïs, Inès, Lisa, Marie-Therèse, Claire, Régine, Amèlie, Corrine, Béatrice, Annie, Monique and Eloïse who will share their stories with you.
As you share these women’s joys and sorrows, you will discover how they remain unconditionally self-confident, serenely sophisticated and perfectly poised no matter how challenging the situations are that they find themselves in.
To each story and to every secret, Dr Montagu brings her extensive knowledge and experience, with practical suggestions to help you incorporate each of these potentially life-changing strategies into your own life.
Self-Confidence Made Simple – with 16 French Women’s Confidence Secrets is a guide to becoming a woman who knows exactly who she is, who takes excellent care of herself, who leads a balanced, purposeful and fulfilling life, who has a solid support network, who can laugh at herself, who knows she has a lot to be grateful for, who knows how to forgive, who competently handles stress, who knows how to say NO without apologising and who knows that being ageless is all about attitude.
This book will empower you to
- make quick decisions in difficult situations based on what is really important to you
- accept yourself and appreciate your unique talents and abilities
- believe in yourself so that you can make the changes you want to make in your life
- deal with stress before it damages your physical or mental health
- care for yourself physically, mentally and spiritually
- build strong long-lasting relationships
- create a solid and reliable support network so that you can
- ask for help before you feel totally overwhelmed
- set firm boundaries and say NO without feeling guilty or needing to explain
- focus on what you can learn from an experience rather on what went wrong
- realise that whatever age you are at is the best age for you to be
- stop criticising yourself and
- celebrate your success without needing to apologise for being brilliant
And much, much more. This book is for women of all ages, convictions, orientations and cultures.
If you too want to master the skills you need to develop rock-solid self-confidence, this book is for you.
Testimonials on Amazon
R Coldrick: Magnificent…Magnifique
This book is bursting with good advice, wonderful characters and big bundles of confidence. It tells of a warm, stress-free corner of France; nurturing and empowering its women and their friendships.
T G Marais: Awaken the confident soul within!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I gained some valuable insights into my own insecurities and possible ways to address them effectively. Each chapter has something unique to offer. I particularly enjoyed Chapter 3, entitled “Balancing Act” as well as Chapter 7, entitled “Forgiveness”. This book is a must-read for women of all ages!
What a fabulous read. I am rereading and bookmarking pages to help myself gaining self-confidence. Beautifully written!
I’ve been following Margaretha’s blog since she first started blogging. When I saw her new book, I was intrigued, and naturally, I had to read it. I was not disappointed. The book is outmost interesting. I would go as far as claiming at not only does it have the potential to help women of all ages to feel better about themselves, but could also be of interest for any compassionate man that has an important woman in his life. Read it!
An enjoyable read with lots of explanation straight from those French women we so admire!
Uplifting! As enjoyable as a long chat with treasured friends. Helpful tips and techniques to practice and return to again and again. Lovely glimpses of French Countrywomen’s lives and outlooks. So much goodness here! And tons of ways to keep growing and glowing!
Ellen M. Harper
I adored this book! I have always admired French women- not only their confidence, but their effortless style, grace, and overall enjoyment of life. I really enjoyed the inspiring stories of all the women in the book. Such important life lessons could be gained from each of them. Margaretha Montagu wove in exercises that one could practice to change their thought patterns but it never came across as a self-help book which I liked. I am also an animal lover so I really enjoyed the stories of her horses. Fantastic read!
Paperback 146 pages
About the Author
Dr Margaretha Montagu is an experienced medical doctor, a certified NLP practitioner, a medical hypnotherapist and an equine-assisted psychotherapist (EAGALA level II). She has worked in a variety of disciplines including psychiatry and general practice. She now hosts personal empowerment workshops based on equine-facilitated experiential learning in the south of France.
Articles about her work have been published in Horse and Rider magazine, in Chronicles of the Horse and in the Guardian newspaper (UK).
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