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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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no substance

can be summarised in 1 page instead of listening for 2 hours. not worth the time

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Exactly what I wanted.

So precisely written along with the scenarios. Worth every minute spent on it. Thanks for writing this book.😊

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loved it.i found the tips very beneficial and all

loved the book.the scenarios described are very relatable and the tips are very valuable and doable.

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Good read.. will help to save time n be self productive n prioritise. Strongly recommend

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a must listen/ read for a 'Yes Man'!

Descriptive with real life examples which we can easily relate to.
Good narration by Joe Hempel.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • scott white
  • 12-06-21

No, I don’t write reviews…

I don’t write reviews, but thank you for the self help tips. I will begin using them. 😸

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-03-21

From saying yes now to respectfully saying NO

What a great book!! Really breaks down the importance of saying no without feeling bad. Read it!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-21

Listening to this book has given me great insight.

Listening to this book will give me more time to do things I need to do.. my goals

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  • Luany
  • 11-02-21

Establshing boundaries

I loved this book I have been manipulated for my relatives since ever and I have deicied to establish bounderires to them. This book has helped me a lot to discover myself and pursue to put myself in the first place. I am amused.

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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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  • champ
  • 22-05-21

great book

loved it and highly recommend it
it really discusses the idea of saying no to people like energy vampires

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  • MR. S.
  • 08-02-21

A good short listen

The book was an interesting listen. It was concise with some valid points and strategies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-21

Nice material

I enjoyed listening to this piece of work the author has done around the how to say no in cases that saying yes would damage and overload you.

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  • Owen
  • 31-10-20

Very good, and with practical, applicable advice

Recommended for anyone who is a chronic people-pleaser. The advice provided is simple and easy to try.

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  • ALISON HYNDS
  • 04-10-20

Boring 💤

Had 'some' good advice, but far too repetitive I got fed up of listening half way through every chapter.

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  • David Roberts
  • 02-06-20

Good book, with some subtlety.

Decent book on assertiveness with some simple examples of different scenarios where the listener may be stronger or weaker at drawing boundaries, as such it demonstrates a degree of subtlety.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-20

Loved it!

Lots of useful hints and tips, I would highly recommend. Easy to listen to and quite short at 2 hours so information is a absorbed effortlessly.

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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.