Becoming Assertive

Written by Mike Moore


If you're one ofrepparttar many who find it difficult to assert themselvesrepparttar 131480 following might be of assistance. Remember, you don't exist on this planet to be someone's doormat.

1. Don't avoid expressing your negative or critical feelings. They are not bad or improper, they are just your feelings and you are entitled to them.

2. Feelings aren't facts. They are just feelings.

3. Use "I" Language to indicate thatrepparttar 131481 feelings you are expressing are yours. You are not accusing or judging anyone.

4. You don't have to justify your feelings, you only need to state them.

5. Assertive behaviour discloses your wants, needs ,preferences and opinions. Aggressive behaviour discounts, ignores and over-ridesrepparttar 131482 wants, needs, preferences and opinions of others.

The Secret to a Prosperous Life, Online or Off - Part 2

Written by Mary Wilkey

My next discovery/conclusion was that, if I'm ever to succeed in accomplishing my income goals online (or off line, for that matter), I need to first of all decide EXACTLY what I want out of life and what kind of income I'm trying to establish to fulfill those dreams, so that I can conjure up a concrete mental picture of it.

You know, there is a story in one of my very favorite books that I mentioned a couple of issues back. (For those of you who missed my list of favorite books and would like to have it, just visitrepparttar archives at

In "Riches Within Your Reach," Robert Collier tells about a certain woman who had lost her job through no fault of her own. A widow, she wasrepparttar 131478 sole support of her three children and herself, and try as she might, she'd found it impossible to obtain gainful employment. She was nearingrepparttar 131479 end of her rope, her money was about to run out, andrepparttar 131480 landlord was threatening eviction.

One day as she set out to look for a job, she happened to stop by a magazine stand, and her eye was caught by a title about "treasure-mapping" for success and supply. She was led to buyrepparttar 131481 magazine, but instead of looking for work that day, she went home (something totally illogical, which we'll talk about another time) and devouredrepparttar 131482 entire magazine —that attracting article in particular.

Then she dug out a bunch of old papers and set to work to put together a treasure map—so many things came to her mind to put on it—first, repparttar 131483 little cottage atrepparttar 131484 edge of town, thenrepparttar 131485 little dress shop she'd always longed for, then a car—and in that cottage would be a piano forrepparttar 131486 girls—and a yard inrepparttar 131487 back where she could grow flowers— she worked all day and cut pictures and words and sentences out of papers and magazines—all connected withrepparttar 131488 idea of success and abundance.

She worked and worked on her treasure map, carefully placing inrepparttar 131489 middle of it a picture of a little storeroom, underneath which she pastedrepparttar 131490 words "Betty's Style Shop" and pictures of fashionable clothing. Throughoutrepparttar 131491 treasure map she inserted little mottoes and sayings, all carrying outrepparttar 131492 idea of success, abundance, happiness, and harmony, and she was getting more excited allrepparttar 131493 while.

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