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The Secret to Being Assertive Without Being Aggressive

The Secret to Being Assertive Without Being Aggressive

There are 3 basic communication styles. If you’re passive, you find it difficult to express your feelings and needs. If you’re aggressive, you tend to put your own interests ahead of others. If you’re assertive, you know how to advocate for yourself while respecting those around you. As you might expect, the assertive style is likely to make you happier and more successful. The trouble is that it can be difficult to distinguish between being aggressive and […]

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Say Goodbye to Your Controlling Behavior for Good

Say Goodbye to Your Controlling Behavior for Good

Is your controlling behavior sabotaging your relationships? Maybe your partner tells you that they need more space or want to do things their own way. Maybe you recognize your own tendencies and feel guilty about snooping around their Facebook page. When taken too far, controlling relationships can lead to domestic violence. Even if your actions are much less extreme, you may still be reinforcing your insecurities and losing opportunities for friendship and love. If you’re willing to […]

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A Foolproof Formula for Overcoming Fear

A Foolproof Formula for Overcoming Fear

Do you allow your fears to impose limits on you? Maybe you stay in jobs and relationships that hold you back because you think you lack options. Maybe you have dreams that go unfulfilled because you doubt your abilities and hesitate to take risks. You can break out of your comfort zone. Follow this 3-part formula for accepting your fears and dealing with them effectively. Overcoming Fear Through Acceptance: 1. Increase your awareness. To figure out what […]

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