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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!)
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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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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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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Awesome!

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

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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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Great book.

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

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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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great book

this book really gets to the point, this book helped me a lot. after a week I already dont feel bad saying no and am more respected for it.

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Easy to listen to learned a lot!

I would recommend this audiobook it’s packed full of good tips! Having always a hard time saying no he gives actual phrases etc.

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Love the book!!!

This book has immediate practical use and contains a lot of good tips and strategies combined with nice and clear narration. I would definitely recommend it and easily reread it.

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Read it to have the tools to manage burn out

This was my first read from Damon and I am pleased that I came across his series about productivity. Now going into the book itself. If you don't take your work with rigor and you don't feel the instrinsic need to excel in your work, then move on a read some novel or biography. It is a fine line between being known to be a mentor and a knowledge reference in the company and the feeling of burn out because you feel you are missing out if you don't answer that call. It becomes a habit and you feel a instant feeling of realisation. However, in the end, you and your family pay the bill with your long hours at work and health damage caused long term. Saying no is an art if you want to receive dividends in your work place. Be selective when saying no is part of thar art. This book will teach you both forms of art.

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i like this book its simply and to the point

loved it spekers voice is nice to hear and clear the examples given are all relatable and easy to understand

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  • 03-22-19

Great book!

Just the right length, lots of info and tips without saying the same thing over and over like some other books of this type. Really enjoyed it

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  • Stuart Bugden
  • 11-14-17

It could help some, but it was lacking

The book had potential and some elements were very good. However, it is far too short and I never really appreciate adverts in a book I've bought.
worth a read, but don't think it'll change your world