Do you want to be successful in your professional and personal life in 2014? Of course you do! We all do!
A critical strategy is to be assertive. This sounds easy, until you try to do it routinely. There is a fine balance between passive behavior and aggressive behavior, called assertive.
When we are passive, we do not speak out on our behalf. We do not stand up for ourselves. When we are passive, we will not achieve our personal and professional goals.
When we are aggressive, we damage the relationships with the people in our life. We need others, and positive relationships with them, to achieve the life we want.
A simple technique to find the balance of being assertive is respect. Respect ourselves and respect others.
For a quick synopsis of these concepts, please view the video clip (the link is at the top). It is a very condensed version of my presentation, Don’t Act Like Prey! My regular presentation provides more detail, stories, and examples. Please contact me if you are interested in having me present to your organization or association.
For an in-depth look at passive, aggressive, and assertive behavior, and tools to assist you, please order my book, Don’t Act Like Prey! It is available from Amazon.com. If you order through my website, SusanLFarrell.com, and leave me your email address before clicking on the link to order from Amazon, I will send you a special bonus chapter.
I wish you a happy and prosperous 2014!