• The Art of Saying No

  • How to Stand Your Ground, Reclaim Your Time and Energy, and Refuse to Be Taken for Granted (Without Feeling Guilty!)
  • By: Damon Zahariades
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (499 ratings)

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The Art of Saying No

By: Damon Zahariades
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
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Stop being a people pleaser! Learn to set boundaries and say no to people - without feeling guilty!

Are you fed up with people taking advantage of you? Are you tired of coworkers, friends, and family members demanding your time and expecting you to give it to them?

If so, The Art of Saying No is for you.

Imagine being able to turn down requests and decline invitations with confidence and poise. Imagine saying no to people asking you for favors, and inspiring their respect in the process.

Download The Art of Saying No: How to Stand Your Ground, Reclaim Your Time and Energy, and Refuse to Be Taken for Granted (Without Feeling Guilty!)

Amazon best-selling author Damon Zahariades provides a step-by-step, strategic guide for setting boundaries and developing the assertiveness you need to maintain them. You'll learn how to say no in every situation, at home and in the workplace, according to your convictions. And best of all, you'll discover how to get your friends, family members, bosses, coworkers, and neighbors to respect your boundaries and recognize your personal authority.

In The Art of Saying No, you'll discover:

  • My personal struggle with being a people pleaser (and how I overcame the habit!)
  • The top 11 reasons we tend to say yes, when we know we should say no
  • 10 simple strategies for turning people down with finesse
  • Why saying no to people doesn't make you a bad person (the opposite is true!)
  • The best way to develop the habit of setting personal and professional boundaries
  • How to know whether you're a people pleaser (and how to gauge the severity of the problem)

©2017 Damon Zahariades (P)2017 Damon Zahariades

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Don't Waste Your Time

This book is generic. You've already heard or concluded everything the author has to say. I feel like I could have wrote something better. Very little insight is offered on this subject by this book. Not worth the time. It may be good for junior high or high school kids but not adults with a lot life experience. Furthermore, the assertiveness problems the author presents is only from a first world privileged position i.e. Someone getting your order wrong at Starbucks. Really? There's real issues in the world. I recommend reading Brene Brown's books instead. Her honesty through vulnerability approach to solving people pleasing has been working well for me. Save your money or audible credits!

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Good listening

Compulsive “yes” to every request is not my problem, rather finding nice ways to decline unnecassary requests from zero-tolerance people. I did find parts of the book useful for that, especially regarding respectful “no’s”. It was good to listen to.

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Assertiveness is a Muscle

A thorough treatment if how to recognize if you are a people-pleaser and need to grow in assertiveness, and then everyday ways to practice building that muscle (hint: start with low resistance and work your way up the stack). Simple but not easy. Well done.

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Awesome!

Very well written and equally well presented. The strategies listed here are simple and yet very workable!

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Extremely beneficial. Highly recommended.

Extremely beneficial. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn how to say no with confidence, in their personal life, employment, and in business. One of the important lessons I learned from this book is that the saying YES to people and perceived opportunities which not in line with your goals it’s saying YES to yourself.

Thank you, Damon. Great work!

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Great book.

Great book on this topic. I highly recommend it to everyone who struggles with this.

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Covered family and work

It was helpful and full of common sense. The recommendations were solid and I realized I could be worse.

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The depths of my Yes-ing and why I found out I had been doing it. The hidden benefits of saying No.

Great Book! It is the number one book i always recc when I encourage someone to begin a book reading regiment

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Pulling the Plug on People Pleasing

The biggest barrier to saying no is wanting others to think well of us. This book describes the ways we put our needs on the shelf to accommodate others and provides simple strategies for breaking this habit. If you have developed the habit of saying yes to control how others see you, these may not be easy to implement. But they are well with the effort! There are many options here so choose the ones that work best for you. Congrats in advance for freeing up some valuable time in your schedule!

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The new phrases I learned

I love how he gave us sample phrases like “I don’t help people do this anymore “ . I just love the idea.

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