Have You Ever Said “NO” To Your Manager?

Have you ever said “NO” to your manager?

Have you been tempted to but feared doing so?

In this video, I respond to a viewer’s question and share situations when I encourage you to say no.

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How Non-Assertiveness Leads To Distrust

Is your lack of assertiveness causing people to question your motivations?

Have they stopped trusting you and asking your opinion?

You shouldn’t be surprised, and in this video, I explain how that happens and why it’s so important to stand up for yourself and your beliefs.

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Part Two – Want More From Life? ASK For It!

After reading the Want more from life? ASK for it! post, Monique wrote me and asked, “Craig, you said to control the factors that influence results, like body language, facial expressions, etc. Will you be more specific?”

An important influence on getting what you ask for is your expectation of the recipient’s response. Dr. Milton Erikson’s Law of Expectations states “85% of what you expect to happen…will” because in certain ways you cause them to happen.

Let’s visualize how expectations affect how we ask. Think about a time when you asked a friend to go somewhere with you. Close your eyes and picture yourself asking, expecting a yes AND no response.

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Want more from life? ASK for it!

You create the life you have by the choices you make – what you choose to do and choose not to do. It’s true that life sends some stuff your way that you don’t choose, but you control what you get.

One choice I encourage you to make is to ask for what you want.

I remember being in a relationship with a woman who brought home pair after pair of new shoes, and bragged that they were all leather and she didn’t pay a dime for them. When I asked her how she got them, she replied, “I asked for them.”

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Why You Should Talk To People You Disagree With

I have always believed that talking to people I disagree with has tremendous value, as does reading and watching content that promotes a viewpoint contrary to mine. I must admit, it’s not always easy, but I’m definitely wiser in the end.

I’m pretty sure that perspective is not shared by all – especially lately. The divide between people with opposing views appears to be getting larger, to the point where I’m questioning whether the statement ‘agree to disagree and respectfully coexist’ still applies.

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The Powerful Payoff Of Patience And Persistence

Are you giving up on yourself and others too quickly – keeping yourself from accomplishing all you are capable of? If so, I’d like to help you change that self-defeating behavior.

We all know that if you’re responsible for getting a young adult or teenager to clean their room, study, stop a destructive behavior, or set the table, you need to ask or tell them repeatedly.

When it comes to adults, however, we expect that one time of asking or telling them (or ourselves) is sufficient. Man, that would be nice, but I don’t believe it works that way.

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