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Our Words Dominate Us

Unfortunately, many of us don’t pay attention to what we say. Even worse, we don’t realize or even believe that our words affect the outcome of our life.

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How to Establish Control of The Service Call

As a result of planning ahead and moving ahead of events, assertive persons have less chaos in their lives because they took care of it before it arrived.

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Who Told You?

Be extremely careful about what you receive from another person. Do not allow others to speak negatively over you, and especially do not receive it. Some of you may think that this is silly, but the law of faith is real.

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Shoe Shine Scam

The Shoe Shine Scam: Lessons In Firmly Saying No

Last week, I became a victim of the Shoe Shine Scam – or was I a victim at all? The event reinforced two valuable lessons; First, the importance of resisting, and, second, making an excuse for what happens to you is always the wrong response to a situation.

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Free Will

Free Will To Choose

An assertive person believes that they have options and free choice. Any decisions are made independently, without considering the expectations of others. Unfortunately, many people feel an obligation to seek approval, and as a result, don’t choose for themselves.

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Assertive Characteristics and Attitudes

Assertiveness encompasses the ability to express yourself in an open, honest, and natural manner. But it’s more than that.

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Effectively Asserting Your Personal Authority

Too often I encounter passive or aggressive leadership styles. Aggressive leaders use shame to control behavior, while passive leaders avoid conflict.

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Passive Behavior: The Right Or Wrong Choice?

Unlike aggression and passivity, assertiveness does not move against the self or others; it respects others while respecting the self.

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Assertive Behavior: Healthy Communication

Unlike aggression and passivity, assertiveness does not move against the self or others; it respects others while respecting the self.

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Speaking the Truth In Love: Assertive Not Passive

Silent treatment as a way of punishment is an example of non-verbal aggression; it is a choice to not engage with an individual on purpose.

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