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The Art of Everyday Assertiveness

Speak Up. Set Boundaries. Say No. Take Back Control. Get What You Want.
Narrated by: Russell Newton
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Stand your ground without guilt, fear, or awkward tension. Finally, get what you deserve, and stop “letting it slide”. 

Who is making your daily choices for you? Is it you? Make sure you possess the everyday assertiveness to get what you want and resist the pressure to reject what you don’t want. You’ve put yourself last your entire life. It’s time for that to change. 

Stop enabling, sacrificing your needs, people pleasing, and being so “agreeable”. The Art of Everyday Assertiveness is a guide for the chronically “nice”, “overwhelmed”, and “accommodating”. It is a deep psychological dive into the beliefs that makes us lack assertiveness and describes how to systematically combat and replace compulsions with healthy mindsets. This is an audiobook that stands apart from others because of the plethora of real-life examples and solutions. 

If your problem is assertiveness, you’ll find the step-by-step answer in this audiobook - included is an "Assertiveness Action Plan" unlike any other. Gain respect, set boundaries, and ask for what you really want. 

Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. He’s also a recovering people pleaser who knows exactly how it feels to feel unable to speak his mind. Discover how to decisively say no and reclaim your time and energy. Stop putting others first and being taken advantage of. 

  • A wide variety of ways to say no - without tension or awkwardness 
  • Beating the subconscious beliefs that make you a compliant doormat
  • How to set healthy boundaries and protect yourself from others 
  • How to ask for exactly what you want, when you want it
  • The instinct to over-apologize and how to fix it 

Stop being a “helpaholic”, and start treating yourself better. Assertiveness is the first step to creating the life you want - not the life someone else wants for you or taking care of someone else’s to-do list. 

You’re not responsible for other people’s happiness. But you are responsible for yours. What makes you happy? Do that. What makes you unhappy? Avoid that. If other people interfere with this simple credo, assertiveness is what will save the day. 

Take back control of your life by scrolling up and clicking the buy now button!

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

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A must read if you lack assertiveness

This book was a tough pill to swallow because it points out a lot of behaviors that I am guilty of. I lack assertiveness and this book not only identifies the weak points but gives you solid suggestions and techniques to change. Not everything needs to apply to you and the author gives you examples and scenarios so that you can easily understand what the behaviors are and how to improve.
I have to admit that some of the reasons provided in the examples were unnecessary. I feel that having ironclad reasons why you should say no undermines your assertiveness. I think that the author should limit the amount of reasons and teach that you can say no whether you have a reason or not.
The narration was great and well suited for this material.

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Set the boundaries and say NO

I can make presentations to group of people, I can talk normally in the meeting. However, I use no social media and have almost no friends in daily life. One of the reasons is that I hate to interact with people and scared to hurt other's feelings. Now obviously this boundary is too thick and hurting self. This books offers some pretty practical advices to deploy. Let's say what will change

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Stand up for what you want

Many decades ago I took an assertiveness training for young ladies, much of what I learned stuck with me, but I was becoming to complacent. It was not worth fighting to get my desires.

This book breaks down assertiveness without aggression. It demonstrates well how to use assertiveness to stand firmly, and not give in. I am really glad I once again do not feel guilty about what I want and speaking up for myself.

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Both Instantly and long term useful!

The ideas and concepts are extremely easy to understand, and apply to everyday life on multiple levels! I am an extremely awkward person, and am already making use of some of the knowledge gained in this book! The narration is clear and concise!