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Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself and Still Win the Respect of Others [Kindle Edition]

Judy Murphy
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This book shows you how to be a more confident, assertive individual.

It teaches you the necessary skills to be decisive and in control of your life.

With the information in this guide, you will learn to improve your relationships, move your career forward, and earn the respect of your friends, family, spouse, co-workers, even your boss.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 248 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006B96NDM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,871 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A helpful, useful, clear and well-written book 10 Sept. 2012
By Lucy Felthouse VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is designed to help you stand up for yourself, i.e. learning to say no and encouraging you to give your real opinion, rather than what you think other people want to hear. I thought this would be a useful read to help me with group situations, for example giving talks, taking part in discussions, appearing on panels, etc. I wanted to learn to speak out without making enemies or annoying people, and for that kind of thing, this book has been a great help.

You are encouraged to start from the beginning in terms of becoming more assertive. Exercises help you to understand where you are with your level of assertiveness, then advice is given on how to create a solid foundation on which to build your confidence. There are real word examples given too, i.e. asking what you would do in a particular situation - the idea is to change how you would react when you have transformed into your new, confident, self-respecting, assertive self.

Although it wasn't what I bought the book for, the information given also provides help with personal relationships, dealing with difficult co-workers, pushy sales people, asking for a pay rise, and how to deal with customer service of a company. Parents will also be pleased to find information on raising children to be assertive, too. So I got more than I expected and therefore even better value for money.

Overall, the book basically helps turn you into someone to be taken seriously, a better communicator and more. There are also health benefits to not holding in your opinions. Your stress level can be reduced, improving your life all round. A helpful, useful, clear and well-written book. If you need help in the assertiveness department, this is the book for you.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Changed My Perspectives 12 Jan. 2013
By Courty
Format:Kindle Edition
Reading this book on assertiveness really changed my perspective on how I view myself. The self-evaluation results made me realize that there are some things I really need to work on.

I was pleasantly surprised by every thing in this book. It provided detailed information regarding the positive uses and outcomes of assertiveness. It was very informative and easy to understand. I did not find myself having to read the material over and over again trying to make sense of what I just read, which tends to be an issue for me with most informative books. The author really captured the content and tone.

While I was reading I kept writing down certain bits of information that I wanted to apply to situations I face every day. The chapter about work really opened my eyes. I am among the many people who dislike their job and find it difficult to deal with. Thanks to this book, I can actually manage getting through work without wanting to pull my hair out! I had no idea that assertiveness could be used as such a powerful form of communication.

Since reading this book, I find myself using a lot of the knowledge I gained. For example, I now pay close attention to body language, and think more about my own movements. I feel more in control of my life now than ever before.

I recommend this book to anyone who is in a relationship or who wants to learn more about themselves. It is an easy read that can change your life for the better!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effective Advice, 25 Aug. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I have to be honest, when I initially bought this book, I was preparing myself for motivation filled pep talk. To my pleasant and thankful surprise, this book was not that. Although pep talks can be good, you are still left with the problem of what to do and how. What this book offers is a set of real world advice about the do's and don'ts of becoming an assertive individual.

There are several important themes that run through the discussion and instructions here. Primarily, assertiveness is about respect - of both you and others. Assertiveness is not about demanding respect from others, but becoming the type of person who naturally receives respect...which this book helps you become.

There is a lot of good advice here. They are supplemented with plenty of real world examples, which deal with handling conflict and issues at home, work, with children, as well as a consumer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, great book 25 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book seeks to solve the problem that many people suffer from in today's world - a lack of assertiveness. While coaching the reader about the importance of saying "no" and of protecting your needs, the book teaches the importance of communicating with respect and doing so without hurting others. Simply put, the book teaches assertiveness. The book claims to provide real guidance for people in real world situations, and it lives up to that promise.

The book begins by emphasizing the importance of building a strong foundation, by providing guidelines and helpful tips into making you a better person. Many people, myself included, suffer from many of the problems that the book points out. From low self-esteem to negative self-talk, the book provides an objective guide to eliminating these negative aspects from everyday life and replacing them with more positive habits.

The book then continues to provide you with real-world ways to apply the tenets of assertive communication to all the realms of personal life - from work, to relationships, to raising children, and even how to be an assertive consumer. This book also shows the myths that discourage assertive behavior and works with the reader to disprove these myths. With no myth left to hide behind, the reader learns to accept assertive communication.

Through the practical guidelines and real-world scenarios, this book helps to train an individual to think assertively. While this book offers help for those who need to become more assertive, it can offer aid for almost anyone, whether they be passive, assertive, or aggressive, to fine tune their communication skills for a better life. The book doesn't provide a magic pill or overnight cure, but rather provides a way to make a real, positive change within an individual.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a great laymans guide with tips worth following and practice...
Comprehensive and relevant for all life situations. It is a great laymans guide with tips worth following and practice exercises worth doing.
Published 1 month ago by Karen Unrue
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
felt like Judy really understood my personal issues, and the exercises and advice are helpful if you apply it. very easy to read and digest.
Published 3 months ago by Lukas Hester
4.0 out of 5 stars Good confidence building book - useful guidelines
Informative and with a practical outlook. My only disappointment is that there isn't more good tips and exercises included in the book.
Published 3 months ago by Peter McLoughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars makes me feel more deserving
I did not come into this book with much expectations. For the price, I thought that I’d give it a shot. This book did not disappoint. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Marta Jelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Packs a Punch
Just finished reading this book, and couldn’t be more happy with it. Judy Murphy does a fabulous job of coaching readers to not just be assertive, but to lead a confident and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Baldovin Arriola
5.0 out of 5 stars Monumental
For anyone who is shy, quite, unsure, apprehensive, and hesitant in communication and interactions, this book is a must read. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kyle Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars not good, but Great
I read this book in one day, I couldn't put it down. It is both motivating and inspiring.

Judy Murphy has a unique gift of understanding what it is like to be a passive... Read more
Published 7 months ago by nicole wong
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
not as informative or helpful as i thought it would be
Published 7 months ago by mark chisam
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 7 months ago by MRS. JAN LACEY
2.0 out of 5 stars Very basic lacks substance
Didn't provide anything new for me. Not keen on the agony aunt style of writing. Would sit better as a magazine article.
Published 8 months ago by K J
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