Category Archives: self-confidence

(All-or-)Nothing Ever Happens

Me in the club: “Nothing’s going to happen.” Friend: “Nothing ever happens.” Me: “I know!” (cracking up) 5 minutes later I approach two women leaning against the opposite wall, chatting. Spend rest of night dancing intimately with them. I really … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year’s Resolution: Embracing My Inner ‘Sheep’

It’s now the Year of the Sheep (Yáng) in the Chinese Zodiac. Since my mother is Taiwanese, and a sheep, I consider it a good idea to make this my first ever Chinese New Year’s Resolution. I’m also doing this … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished: 30 Days of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

My commitment to 30 days of focusing on nonviolent communication was satisfied as of September 28. It was a resounding success. Here is an overview of how it went, as well as some thoughts for the future. The Social Media … Continue reading

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Consumerism Breeds Perfectionism

Perfectionism in our society is tied to consumerism. If you don’t DO anything but consume perfect images of others, of course you’ll be perfectionistic. I’m talking about the combination of consuming many things without ever doing them. Without exercising our … Continue reading

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30 Days of Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

Yesterday I decided to start a new project: for 30 days, I will practice nonviolent communication (NVC) on social media. NVC is based on the framework presented by Marshall Rosenberg in his book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. I’ll … Continue reading

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Travis T’s Drag Show Debut

This is my debut in a drag show: “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” by John Mayer Blues dancing with Ray/Red. The End of the World Show Location: December 2012 at Phase One King Ken, founder of the D.C. Kings, … Continue reading

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Finding My Unique Confidence

One thing I have realized from writing this blog and doing The Self-Confidence Experiment is that (self-)confidence is not a monolithic concept. It’s not an identity that defines your whole being. Even as I currently use “Self-Confidence” as my screen … Continue reading

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