- Monthly Workshop
Hey Guys- Sorry I haven't been able to schedule a workshop before this, but the venue just cleared up some building issues. They are still not quite clear, which is why we need to meet on Saturday, not Sunday, but that's the deal. In any event, this is our last workshop of the year, and it's holiday season, which can bring out strong emotions in all of us, good and bad. Don't be alone for this. Come join in and get some support from other guys like you. In fact, let's make the topic getting through the holidays with a measure of joy and peace. Hope to see you there. Michael
- Dress for Success in Love and Life: A Free Happy Hour
Here is a time-honored question: Do clothes make the man? On Friday, October 26th, we’re going to find out, when Erica Ojeda, who represents The Trunk Club, a Nordstrom’s company, is providing us with a free happy hour at her company’s private demonstration space. She will begin with a one-hour discussion of dressing for success in the dating and professional arenas, and she will follow that with a demonstration of transformation, using three of us Nice Guys as “models” to showcase Erica's styling skills and the clothes in Nordstrom’s current catalogue (which you will have an opportunity to examine and purchase.) The best thing? It’s all free (except for the clothes themselves): the discussion, the demonstration, and the happy hour itself. That’s right. Nordstrom’s is providing free beer and wine for everyone! So, come on out to The Trunk Club demonstration warehouse and see for yourself how dressing better can lead to feeling better and ultimately to performing better in work, in love, and in life.
- 8 Essential Hacks: A Special Workshop with Robert Glover and Michael Pariser
This is something different, called: 8 Essential Hacks to Get You Unstuck and Rocking Your Life. It should be a great day full of useful approaches to making your life work better. Here's the link to Dr. Glover's website with all the information: https://www.drglover.com/workshops-seminars/la-10-18.html I hope to see you there!
- What Do Women Want from You? A Panel Discussion and Q&A with Three Smart Women
**Update: If you are parking in the building parking lot: -Press the button at gate -Tell the parking attendant you are here for ICP, Suite 350 *** What do women want, and what do you want from them? Hard questions for us Nice Guys. This special workshop will replace our normal monthly one, and it promises to be very informative and interesting. There will be a panel of three women: a dating coach, a matchmaker, and a therapist, all of whom will present ideas and field questions from you. I will give you more information about the participants in just a few days. This event should be helpful and fun. Don't miss it.
- Monthly Workshop
As an adjunct to our discussions about assertiveness, I am writing a piece about decision-making, which is an important part of knowing what you want in life; and of course, you can't really be assertive if you don't know what you want. I'll send you the piece just as soon as I'm done with it. In the workshop, we can discuss any aspect of assertiveness you want, as well as how to make good decisions. We can also practice assertiveness using the situations in your life you'd like to solve. Michael
- Monthly Workshop - Assertiveness and Courage
Hi Guys- I'm thinking more about assertiveness, and along with it, the courage that it takes to act. I'm writing a short piece (which I'll send you all as soon as it's done) with some ideas about confidence and courage. We can put them together with what we're learning about assertiveness to get a better idea how to take action in the face of fear. And, like last time, we can do experiential exercises to practice what we're learning in a real way. Michael
- Monthly Workshop with Dr. Michael Pariser
Hi Guys- This month, we're going to continue working on assertiveness. It's a topic that is so important, and we're going to try to get practical. I've written a short piece (Assertiveness Part 2) I will email to you. It focuses on boundary setting, which is something many of us struggle to effectively accomplish. Please join us. One note: I know it's Mother's Day that day, so if there are a lot of people who want to attend but cannot, because of family commitments, I will consider changing the date, but let's try to make this work.
- Monthly Workshop
As we discussed last month, I will be posting a short piece I wrote as a topic to discuss (although we can also discuss any other topic you have in mind.) The piece is about assertiveness, and it's the first of two on the subject that I'm writing. Look for it on this meetup site, and if you can't find it, just email me at [masked]. Two notes about ICP: 1. Although those of us who normally come on Sundays have grown used to free parking, Saturdays, the meters are on. Make sure to pay for that. I think it's a dollar an hour. 2. The front door code is #207. We'll be in suite 350.
- Monthly Workshop
Last month, we started talking about the way Nice Guys try to please others to avoid their core darkness and the shame associated with it. I'd like to build on that. We can look at the darkness itself, and we can also investigate other ways men have of escaping their darker feelings. Of course, as you all know if you've attended in the past, we end up talking most about whatever you guys want to address. See you there. Michael