Do you have trouble standing up for yourself?
Do you experience situations in your everyday life that frustrate, annoy, disturb or concern you but you do nothing about them?
Do you complain about someone behind their back but never talk with them directly in an attempt to try and resolve the difficulty?
Do you often agree to do something you really don’t want to do, and immediately afterwards feel annoyed – with yourself – because we didn’t say “no”?
Do you feel you don’t know how to say “no” without offending people?
If you do, you’re not alone.
How often do you start off being very clear and get talked into something you don’t want to do?
If only we knew how to be assertive! We the ability to have our needs met by clearly saying and doing what we want to say and do, without aggression, sarcasm or manipulation, respecting ourselves and others in the process.
Most people recognise aggressive and passive behaviour, but can’t find the middle ground – assertiveness. That’s where assertiveness coaching can help.
A lack of assertiveness in most people comes from a fundamental lack of self-esteem.
Assertiveness can happen when our self-respect
and our respect for others is in balance!