Have you ever been told to do something you really didn’t want to do, but you just couldn’t say no?
Being assertive has been my Everest. So much so that I even joined a six week course, took a self reflection test at the beginning and end, and came out of it even less assertive than going in.
But it was only when I had to deal with difficult health issues that it really kicked in because suddenly I was aware I needed those boundaries to be able to function. So why is it so challenging to say no to people?
Thanks to the following guests for participating:
Travel editor Siobhan Warwicker
Jennie Miller, psychotherapist and author of Boundaries
Here are some of the resources from the show:
James Altucher at a TED Talk in San Diego, 2015:
Marcus Weaver, from Weav Told Me talks about assertiveness:
Books looked at this week:
Damon Zahariades: 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!)
Jennie Miller and Victoria Lambert: Boundaries: How to Draw the Line in Your Head, Heart and Home
James and Claudia Azula Altucher: The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness
PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.