'How to Say no without feeling guilty teaches practical skills for embracing what's important and getting rid of what is keeping us from living the lives we want to live. It's a book to consult over and over again. I highly recommend it' John Gray By learning to say no without feeling guilty, you will find time you never dreamed you had. Even more important, you will learn to say yes to all those things that you hold most dear to your heart. Your life will become yours again. As you learn to say no, you become more available, compassionate, effective, energetic and generous to the people, organisations and causes dear to you. With the authors' help you will be able to identify what is truly important in your life and realise that vision. Whether your dream is to write a great novel, have more leisure time, or travel the world, both your life and the world around you will be better off because you have learned to say no.How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty devotes a chapter each to saying no: --at work;--to kids, family and friends;--to invitations, dates and romantic entanglements;--to requests for money whether from friends or charities;--to high maintenance people;as well as a chapter on all-purpose no's, difficult no's with extra bite, and excuses.
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If "sorry" is the hardest word, then "no" must come a very close second. Saying "no" isn't as easy as it sounds. It takes skill and sensitivity. Many people find it impossible to say. They're scared of hurting peoples' feelings and letting people down. If you're the kind of person who tends to please everyone but yourself, then How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty is the book for you. The message is simple. If you feel put-upon, don't put yourself out. Instead, learn to put yourself first.
As well as explaining the power of 'no', the book also teaches the basic techniques of wriggling out of a request, such as buying time and saving face. From gentle let-downs to classic alibis, How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty contains (often hilarious) examples of how to respond to certain difficult situations. For example, how to say no to houseguests: "I can't wait to see you, do you need recommendations on a good place to stay"; how to say no to girl scout cookies: "I've made a commitment to give up sugar"; and how to say no to noisy neighbours: "You probably didn't realize this, but when you play your bagpipes, they sound very loud in our house. (Can you practise somewhere else?)."
Authors Patti Breitman and Connie Hatch promise that once you feel comfortable and justified in saying "no" "you'll have acquired a skill that will lead to lifelong satisfaction and a more permanent sense of joy". And by the time you've finished their book, you'll be saying 'no' like a pro. So, would you like to order it? No? You must've already read it. --Christopher KellyBook Description:
How to say no gracefully and effectively and reclaim time, money and peace of mind!
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Book Description Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091822246