Authored by Sasha Mobley
The Strong Woman Trap
Are you the one who saves the day at work? Does your family expect you to do it all when you get home? Perhaps you used to like being thought of as reliable, but you long for a life of your own again—one with fewer emergency circumstances and people who need lots of "help."
It isn't just you. Lots of women have been socialized to quietly pick up the slack and not complain—this is a set-up for isolation, second guessing, and waiting for rewards that never come.
The Strong Woman Trap takes a hard look at the cultural beliefs that set strong, driven, ambitious women up for a life spent constantly saving others from themselves, filling in gaps, and going it alone like a hybrid of Wonder Woman and Working Girl.
We are playing too hard at a rigged game that we didn't create. We spend our energies managing demands and treat our own emotions and needs as irrelevant.
This book is for the women who spend their spare moments looking wistfully through magazines telling themselves their dreams are just one more personal sacrifice away.
If you read Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg and wondered just how much farther you had to lean, this book is for you.
Wishes won’t get you there. Neither will doubling down on old strategies.
What will get you there is learning the secrets to escaping The Strong Woman Trap.
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About Sasha Mobley
Sasha Mobley is a Martha Beck Certified Life Coach and author of Guided by Strengths; The Strong Woman Trap; Agile! The Half-Assed Guide to Creating Anything You Want from Scratch– No Experts Required!; as well as Sylvia, Sylvia So Fast Sylvia, and Sylvia, Smarter than the Teacher.
When she isn’t writing or working with clients, Sasha can be found enjoying the charms of the California coastline, experimenting in her kitchen, paddle boarding, studying Japanese, or watching anime. If she’s not doing those things, she’s probably roller-skating with scissors or encouraging other disobedient behavior. Sasha lives in Silicon Valley with her lovely wife, Keri, two dogs, and three cats.