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  • 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!)
  • Written by: Damon Zahariades
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (129 ratings)

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The Art of Saying No

Written by: Damon Zahariades
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
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Publisher's Summary

Stop being a people pleaser! Learn to set boundaries and say no to people - 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 best-selling 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)

©2017 Damon Zahariades (P)2017 Damon Zahariades

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Great book

Great content, well narrated. I finished it today. Will very soon be listening to it again.

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Nice self help

Great book. All examples are relative and advices are really helpful . Great work. All the best

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Great tips

Saying no is important but how to say and when to say it is even more necessary.

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Must read book to learn realise self worthiness

very well explained what we lose when we say yes where we should have said No to others and how we handle the situation and say No in appropriate way

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Something for everyone!

Author tackles every aspect of difficult situations and how to handle those uneasy conversions with utmost sincerity and honesty.

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Good strategies to say no and respect your time

we have limited time and energy, author has stated strategies to gracefully say no without guilt. if you implement these steps in real life it will be very helpful.

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User manual of how to say no

This book is a user manual of how to say no. Everyone should read it.

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Realistic

loved it, I have lots common incidents to connect with. thanks for your ideas of saying no .

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worth reading

A small book but you can take some tips for your entire life. It has helped me in saying NO gracefully

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A Handy Advice!

Although the concept has been repeated sometimes, it does covey an important message: building boundaries and assertiveness. The examples help a lot. The strategies are good. I did some of that with my own intuition but this book reinforced those ideas. I get bombarded with requests because of my job requirements, and this book showed me ways to gracefully deny requests. It was worth a read.

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  • Jacques A. Simon
  • 21-09-17

Don't Waste Your Time

This book is generic. You've already heard or concluded everything the author has to say. I feel like I could have wrote something better. Very little insight is offered on this subject by this book. Not worth the time. It may be good for junior high or high school kids but not adults with a lot life experience. Furthermore, the assertiveness problems the author presents is only from a first world privileged position i.e. Someone getting your order wrong at Starbucks. Really? There's real issues in the world. I recommend reading Brene Brown's books instead. Her honesty through vulnerability approach to solving people pleasing has been working well for me. Save your money or audible credits!

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  • Sunna
  • 08-02-18

Good listening

Compulsive “yes” to every request is not my problem, rather finding nice ways to decline unnecassary requests from zero-tolerance people. I did find parts of the book useful for that, especially regarding respectful “no’s”. It was good to listen to.

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  • Fred Bunsa
  • 07-10-17

Assertiveness is a Muscle

A thorough treatment if how to recognize if you are a people-pleaser and need to grow in assertiveness, and then everyday ways to practice building that muscle (hint: start with low resistance and work your way up the stack). Simple but not easy. Well done.

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  • Rahul Vartak
  • 20-09-17

Awesome!

Very well written and equally well presented. The strategies listed here are simple and yet very workable!

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  • Stephen
  • 17-10-19

Extremely beneficial. Highly recommended.

Extremely beneficial. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn how to say no with confidence, in their personal life, employment, and in business. One of the important lessons I learned from this book is that the saying YES to people and perceived opportunities which not in line with your goals it’s saying YES to yourself.

Thank you, Damon. Great work!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-03-18

Great book.

Great book on this topic. I highly recommend it to everyone who struggles with this.

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  • Diane Baldridge
  • 18-01-23

Read it!

Everyone can gain a helpful tool in communication skills with the quick, clear examples in this small book.. The author offers kind and respectful suggestions for this task.

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  • Toni A Braxton
  • 07-01-23

Life Changing

Everyone should read this book!! it was easy to digest, the skills that you learn are easy to implement, and I was able to completely resonate with this book. I will be recommending it to a few of my colleagues, who I feel could use some skills in the art of saying no.

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  • Anzi Rashid
  • 29-12-22

Do your self a favor and read this book

I will summarize the book and practice all methods for coming weeks
And the best method is be direct

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  • Barnes M
  • 28-12-22

Amateur hour

Written like a college first year paper, hard pass. The speaker is at least clear and concise.

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  • Claudia
  • 16-12-21

So so..

Wasn't bad... Good suggestions and ideas for me to apply now. Is harder in reality.. But is good to take in consideration the suggestions. 😍

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  • Dr. MB Rajesh, London
  • 24-08-21

Really drives home the point

Great book
Short and sweet.
Gives you practical strategies that you can execute straightaway.
Above all - it just resets your mindset !

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  • Olivier Garro
  • 25-07-21

Great book. Simple and useful to start reversing some bad habits.

If you want to start reversing some bad habits this book is a good start.

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  • Charlie
  • 02-07-21

Great book, Insightful and challenging and very helpful

Highlights the importance of saying no and establishing boundaries assertively and courteously to help you work towards achieving your priorities.No can be such an empowering word for the recipient of the no. Highly recommended for people feeling overwhelmed with heavy schedules or feel like they are doing too much.

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  • charlotte
  • 26-04-20

Just didn't get to the point.

just tell me which lines to use. Thats all i need to know. Too many examples, literally don't even know what to say. Did not learn anything 🙈

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-03-19

Great book!

Just the right length, lots of info and tips without saying the same thing over and over like some other books of this type. Really enjoyed it

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  • Stuart Bugden
  • 14-11-17

It could help some, but it was lacking

The book had potential and some elements were very good. However, it is far too short and I never really appreciate adverts in a book I've bought.
worth a read, but don't think it'll change your world

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  • Musonda Mumba
  • 31-12-22

Gives clear advice and instrumentation

The book is not long but practical a second and third reading is recommended to fully grasp what concepts and mindset to apply, where and with him.

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  • nery2qt
  • 28-12-22

Highly recommended

I learnt a lot from reading The Art of Saying No. Good for people struggling to say “No”.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-07-22

Inspiring, had more potential

I feel a lot better reading this, but I wanted more research in the book.

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  • Sammy Wildfire
  • 19-06-22

Very Helpful

This had some really useful advice that I will definitely be using from now on. Be ready to write some notes for the best experience.

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  • Asad
  • 08-11-19

liberating

loved it! now it's much easier for me to say No to people and have more time for myself.