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Stop Being A People Pleaser! Learn How To Set Boundaries And Say NO - 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 wi Stop Being A People Pleaser! Learn How To Set Boundaries And Say NO - 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 bestselling 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) PLUS, BONUS MATERIAL: dedicated sections on saying no to your spouse, kids, friends, neighbors, coworkers, clients, bosses, and even strangers! If you're sick and tired of being taken for granted, grab your copy of THE ART OF SAYING NO today! Start taking control of your life by learning how to say that simple, beautiful word: "No." Scroll to the top of the page and click the "BUY NOW" button!


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Stop Being A People Pleaser! Learn How To Set Boundaries And Say NO - 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 wi Stop Being A People Pleaser! Learn How To Set Boundaries And Say NO - 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 bestselling 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) PLUS, BONUS MATERIAL: dedicated sections on saying no to your spouse, kids, friends, neighbors, coworkers, clients, bosses, and even strangers! If you're sick and tired of being taken for granted, grab your copy of THE ART OF SAYING NO today! Start taking control of your life by learning how to say that simple, beautiful word: "No." Scroll to the top of the page and click the "BUY NOW" button!

30 review for 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!)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ujjawal Sureka

    Genre: Self-Help Publication Date: 2017 We all have a people pleaser in us, on being asked to help, we don't even listen to the end of the sentence and may pop in with a 'yes', or in the worst case scenario, a 'maybe'. If you feel like thats you during any occasions, then you should definitely check this book out. It is all about the art of saying no. Saying 'no' not for confrontation, rather for the very purpose of reclaiming what we have been tossing around, our time, our energy, and our efforts. Genre: Self-Help Publication Date: 2017 We all have a people pleaser in us, on being asked to help, we don't even listen to the end of the sentence and may pop in with a 'yes', or in the worst case scenario, a 'maybe'. If you feel like thats you during any occasions, then you should definitely check this book out. It is all about the art of saying no. Saying 'no' not for confrontation, rather for the very purpose of reclaiming what we have been tossing around, our time, our energy, and our efforts. And the author describes multiple ways on how one can learn to say no without feeling guilty, even when it might seem difficult to do so.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jake A. Smith

    Meh. I got fed up and didn’t finish the last bit. This book should have been titled, “The art of explaining yourself to other people.” It covers 27 different excuses you can use instead of simply saying “no.” No. Just no. “Why not?” Because I said no! I’m not going to waste my time trying to convince you my answer is acceptable. You don’t have to approve of my decision, your only role here is to accept it and move on. It’s pretty simple, really. The one thing I did like was the suggestion to prov Meh. I got fed up and didn’t finish the last bit. This book should have been titled, “The art of explaining yourself to other people.” It covers 27 different excuses you can use instead of simply saying “no.” No. Just no. “Why not?” Because I said no! I’m not going to waste my time trying to convince you my answer is acceptable. You don’t have to approve of my decision, your only role here is to accept it and move on. It’s pretty simple, really. The one thing I did like was the suggestion to provide alternative people, places, or resources to help others meet their objectives. That one is a great idea and an easy way to quickly help someone move forward without getting directly involved. That’s a paragraph though, or maybe a blog post, the rest of the book is a waste of time.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sergio

    I like the fact this book covers many different life situations where you can say NO and also remember to take care of your own priorities; however, it also sounds like a book of excuses, where you’re provided with many ways to justify your NO...you don’t need to justify or explain yourself all the time. In a nutshell, despite not agreeing a 100% with the author, reading this book helped me understand the act of saying NO from various perspectives and I appreciate that.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Vivek Vikram Singh

    Read the title. That’s the whole book. Really. Learn to say “No” to blog posts masquerading as books; starting with this one.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jesse Macy

    Definitely a worthwhile read. I didn’t realize how much of a people pleaser I have become over the course of my life. I have always felt guilty saying no to someone or declining a request. After reading this book, saying no has become A LOT easier. I was actually very surprised. It’s written in an easy to comprehend style. I could have read it straight through in one sitting but I decided to take my time with it and I’m thankful I did. This is a book I’d recommend to anyone who struggles with ma Definitely a worthwhile read. I didn’t realize how much of a people pleaser I have become over the course of my life. I have always felt guilty saying no to someone or declining a request. After reading this book, saying no has become A LOT easier. I was actually very surprised. It’s written in an easy to comprehend style. I could have read it straight through in one sitting but I decided to take my time with it and I’m thankful I did. This is a book I’d recommend to anyone who struggles with making themselves a priority, or just worrying about upsetting others. Every time you say yes to something, you’re saying no to another!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    It is indeed an art, the art of saying no. The author makes it look simple as he underlines the importance of this art in the beginning, " Saying no to people is one of the most important skills you can develop". It is an essential ingredient of a successful personality and through practice it can be developed. Damon provides an action plan for this purpose.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Deepu George

    Hmm... when u want to say no.. just say no.. that's it. No need to read a book on that. But if u want to get some body to support your stance to say no... just read it be happy and then say No... its up to u

  8. 5 out of 5

    Soumyajyoti Nandy

    Much needed read Needed this book a lot. Glad i got it and most of the things made much sense. Just neede to read it written somewhere. Hope i can follow the instructions.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ronde Asay

    Informative I found a lot of truth in this book, things that helped me learn and grow as an individual. I recommend that you take time to learn these skills

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nastacia

    2.7 Stars Many of these chapters/section are repeat. For example, Part Two: Reasons We Struggle To Ssy No, the sections titled "We Desire To Help Others" and "We Want To Appear Valuable" are essentially the same. A lot of repetition. I suppose that is the point to drive the "lessons" home. Also, some of those scenarios and examples seem improbable.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Lubin

    I struggle with saying no. I’m a people pleaser and I don’t like letting people down. Sometimes I sacrifice myself because I feel a strong sense of obligation when a friend asks me something. That's why I picked up this book. This book is good. I liked it and it's short and it's a friendly solid piece of advice. I like the author and think they did a good job writing something fairly concise and practical. It's really about putting it into practice. If I were to summarize the book in a sentence I struggle with saying no. I’m a people pleaser and I don’t like letting people down. Sometimes I sacrifice myself because I feel a strong sense of obligation when a friend asks me something. That's why I picked up this book. This book is good. I liked it and it's short and it's a friendly solid piece of advice. I like the author and think they did a good job writing something fairly concise and practical. It's really about putting it into practice. If I were to summarize the book in a sentence it would be: It's ok to say no and to prioritize yourself and your time as long as you do it honestly and candidly. NOTES FROM READING: Are you a natural-born people pleaser? Do you prioritize other people over yourself? No one will protect your priorities. It’s up to you to do so. You can learn to say no with grace Step 1. Be Assertive. Being assertive means expressing your needs and wants in the face of opposition. It doesn’t mean being dominant or rude. It’s declaring your point of view and not feeling you need others' approval or validation. At its basic form, it’s candid conversation. Assertiveness is not aggressive. Assertiveness is respectful. Aggressive is belligerent. Saying no can feel egocentric, mean, and cold-hearted. We don’t want to offend anyone. We don’t want to appear selfish. We desire to help others. We want to be liked. We want approval. We want to appear valuable. We want a feeling of status. You must care for yourself Recognize and Overcome the impulse to say yes. Recognize your motivation for saying yes. Be candid in your rejection and use the word “because” If you know you’re going to say no, don’t stall for time. It will lead the other party on and delay something you are going to do. It also opens up the door to negotiation. It’s a worse way of handling things than being candid. You are not responsible for other people’s reactions. As long as you are respectful, courteous and civil then you are not responsible for their reaction. Question Method & Test: 1. Describe assertiveness in the context of the book. 2. How is assertiveness different from aggressiveness? 3. List some negative feelings that saying no can illicit and describe a counter argument to them. 4. Describe the “because” method. 5. There are 10 strategies for saying no in the book. List and describe 6.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Prince Naresh Nayak

    Best part of the book is the 10 strategies for saying NO - without feeling a jerk And it's natural to everyone how we feel to say NO to family,friends, relatives, colleagues, strangers,,,, these are mentioned in one part.. This is best book to learn the art of saying NO And to now how much it is important to say that,, Since it is all about just saying no then book is not needed but without hurting feelings of the opposite person to negotiate then it's must read for the strategies to overcome that Best part of the book is the 10 strategies for saying NO - without feeling a jerk And it's natural to everyone how we feel to say NO to family,friends, relatives, colleagues, strangers,,,, these are mentioned in one part.. This is best book to learn the art of saying NO And to now how much it is important to say that,, Since it is all about just saying no then book is not needed but without hurting feelings of the opposite person to negotiate then it's must read for the strategies to overcome that and live your life prioritise yourself instead of pleasing others .... The last part again mostly same ... Overall the strategies are helpful if we put into practice So finally second ebook completed in my tab There are a lot of books in pending Corona vacation perfect time to read more and get more

  13. 4 out of 5

    The Conch

    Finishing dusk of 2019 by this book. Useful book which teaches about how to say 'NO'. Many have fear to say no directly as it could spoil relationship. However, not saying 'no' has lot of negative circumstances on one psyche. Further, this book hammers one idea that how people reacts after saying 'no' is none of one's business. One needs to activate 'speaking of no' muscle by applying it more and more, starting from saying small and effortless 'no' to telecaller executives to

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tanmay Meher

    A very useful book Indeed a very useful and helpful book. This can surely be a life changer if you put a little effort in reading this book and implementing its suggestions in your day to day life.

  15. 5 out of 5

    LOKESH NANJUNDAPPA

    Amazing and useful for people pleaser I was a people pleaser and I was loosing most of my life priorities for others. Others used me for many occasions for their benifits. I was on loser side. This book realized my position. Started adapting this techniques.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Deepika Ghodki

    'When you give in to temptations, you become a slave to your impulses.' Being able to say no is something that doesn't come naturally to many of us. With that respect, this book was pretty insightful. It helps you understand why do we instinctively say yes to things. The author talks about different reasons and scenarios from everyday life where one can't say no. Although after a point of time, it tends to get redundant. Nevertheless, it was an interesting read.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Vinay V

    Very quick & easily narrated. The book restores the thoughts on how to manuever the “No” conversations. Most of the tricks might be known already , but having them consolidated helps. Very quick & easily narrated. The book restores the thoughts on how to manuever the “No” conversations. Most of the tricks might be known already , but having them consolidated helps.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Yash

    Writing the same few lines 400 times and calling it a book is a little disappointing , but some parts in the middle somewhere were nice suggestions.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shailaja

    Could have compressed it into a much shorter book. Repetitive in many places. Has a few good points so I don't want to give it a one star.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Jordan

    Good concept. Simplistic writing.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mari Mjelve

    This is basically a book about passive aggressive behavior without ever mentioning passive aggression.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Harit Soni

    A short read to remind you how to take your time back in your own hands ...sometimes even by saying no to your own self. While some of the things mentioned are ingrained in some cultures , and needed in others - the key is to combine saying no with the right message and a courteous note to ensure you control your own time ..

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cameron

    Life is a balancing act. As a person whos a "people pleaser" I tend to overextend myself, but two simple letters, "NO" is help change that. I love the way Damon Zahariades frames the simple act of saying NO. This short yet sweet book completely changes your mindest on refusing requests from other people. In the future, I hope to better speak my mind and implement some of these strategies. The Art of Saying No is a great book for anyone looking to better budget their time, energy, and not feel ba Life is a balancing act. As a person whos a "people pleaser" I tend to overextend myself, but two simple letters, "NO" is help change that. I love the way Damon Zahariades frames the simple act of saying NO. This short yet sweet book completely changes your mindest on refusing requests from other people. In the future, I hope to better speak my mind and implement some of these strategies. The Art of Saying No is a great book for anyone looking to better budget their time, energy, and not feel bad about it. I recommend this book to all the nice, overused, underappreciated, "used" people out there. Will read again

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rob Lipovsky

    Short, excellent read (150 pages large font, huge margins). I have practiced the art of saying no already so I can attest that this book is on point. An example, I recently had a colleague ask me to take on more work than what was at all possible. She was persistent and pushy (nearly demeaning) about my inability to say yes. I stood my ground, let her know in no way shape or form can I take on the work because I am already scheduled for 75 hours of work that week (my office considers 75 to be on Short, excellent read (150 pages large font, huge margins). I have practiced the art of saying no already so I can attest that this book is on point. An example, I recently had a colleague ask me to take on more work than what was at all possible. She was persistent and pushy (nearly demeaning) about my inability to say yes. I stood my ground, let her know in no way shape or form can I take on the work because I am already scheduled for 75 hours of work that week (my office considers 75 to be on the high end), and sought out some alternative co-workers I knew (but whom she didn't know) to assist her. In retrospect this was one of the best "no's" I've ever given someone. She not only backed down on her pushiness to get me to work but was also extremely thankful for my poised seeking of alternatives - in retrospect, she was merely very stressed and did not mean to be pushy or demeaning - but saying no harshly would have clouded any semblance of being able to get what we both wanted and needed. This is one of the strategies (if I recall strategy #6 or #9 from this book) for dealing with saying no to a co-worker (or really anyone else) but doing so diplomatically, increasing your confidence, and even making allies and building goodwill at work (or elsewhere). This book outlines strategies like this, and more. Great read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amit Verma

    This is simple book about providing key insights into psychology of prioritising your work in times of chaos and saying no to most of nonproductive works. . Due inbuild tendency to avoid conflict and outraging others, we tend to say yes at points when we must say clear "no". . Book enlists why we fail to say no and how we can overcome this weakness. . It also depicts hiw to say "no" in a manner that is not offending as well as acts as a booster to your own self image and acts as timesaver. . Book is wri This is simple book about providing key insights into psychology of prioritising your work in times of chaos and saying no to most of nonproductive works. . Due inbuild tendency to avoid conflict and outraging others, we tend to say yes at points when we must say clear "no". . Book enlists why we fail to say no and how we can overcome this weakness. . It also depicts hiw to say "no" in a manner that is not offending as well as acts as a booster to your own self image and acts as timesaver. . Book is written in simple language and there are no jargons or magical tips. But there is a lots of repetition of ideas in different forms. That mekes the book little overstretched.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Dr Nitin Rai Vohra

    In a social world & a closely knit Indian society perhaps this is the most difficult self-help book to implement. But Damon breezes the steps with utmost precision & ease. It is not a mere coincidence that prompted me to pick this one but a deliberate attempt to ward off people that take undue advantage & a fair slice of your precious time. If somebody asks for a few minutes of your time it certainly does not take long to convert those minutes into hours without your realization. When we consent In a social world & a closely knit Indian society perhaps this is the most difficult self-help book to implement. But Damon breezes the steps with utmost precision & ease. It is not a mere coincidence that prompted me to pick this one but a deliberate attempt to ward off people that take undue advantage & a fair slice of your precious time. If somebody asks for a few minutes of your time it certainly does not take long to convert those minutes into hours without your realization. When we consent to other people's requests & put it over our own priorities it cannot be reclaimed. Well thought out book that is unmissable.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Inês Martins

    Assertiveness but nothing new This book is easy to read, it's pleasant, gives some ideas and tools for everyday life and teaches how to deal with the people that will take our time from ourselves, well, if we allow it of course. Nevertheless, it is not spectacular or something oh so amazing that I've never seen and heard before. The concept has been highly explored by those who seek assertiveness in their lives, and I will keep reading more into it. But this is just another book that looks into " Assertiveness but nothing new This book is easy to read, it's pleasant, gives some ideas and tools for everyday life and teaches how to deal with the people that will take our time from ourselves, well, if we allow it of course. Nevertheless, it is not spectacular or something oh so amazing that I've never seen and heard before. The concept has been highly explored by those who seek assertiveness in their lives, and I will keep reading more into it. But this is just another book that looks into "saying no" and not being afraid to say it, that's all, in a trendy way.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anvesh

    I picked to read this book only because i got it for free from amazon prime library. Author himself tells that concepts covered here are mostly intuitive and you do feel the same after reading. This falls in category of books which are better off as blogs than a book, however book is small and you can finish it in couple of hours anyway. I liked certain concepts mentioned here and there's one peculiar point i noticed with all self help books is they ask you not to seek validation from others whi I picked to read this book only because i got it for free from amazon prime library. Author himself tells that concepts covered here are mostly intuitive and you do feel the same after reading. This falls in category of books which are better off as blogs than a book, however book is small and you can finish it in couple of hours anyway. I liked certain concepts mentioned here and there's one peculiar point i noticed with all self help books is they ask you not to seek validation from others while they give you validation through the book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Diana Elizondo

    I didn't like this book. I found it to be contradictory: while it says that you shouldn't care less and aren't responsible for other people's reactions it provides with "strategies" on how to say no to them... Also, I consider it to be very shallow. At least, it's divided in short sections. I think that if you have your life principles clear, you'll know what your priorities are, and that's all that should matter even if your "no" is not in other people's plans.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Casidi

    If you have a really hard time saying no, this book is for you! I don't have the hardest time saying no but this book did help me find ways to say no without using the word "no" and also how to decline people with grace. It really is more for people pleasers and people who have a really difficult time saying no, but it is also helpful for the average person

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