What comes to your mind when you think of assertiveness? Becoming assertive is very different to being angry, rude or controlling which are all fear-based closed responses. Instead, becoming assertive exists on a finely balanced continuum between communicating your needs, boundaries, negotiables and non-negotiables, whilst also communicating your listening skills, empathy and understanding for others. […]
Saying ‘YES’ can mean so many different things and have many different consequences for each of us within different situations and times of our lives and careers.
What springs to your mind when you think of success? Perhaps it’s wealth, ranking, having a dispensable income so that you can purchase your dream car or home and jet-setting across the world for both work and pleasure. Or perhaps success means having a close circle of family and friends, a career promotion, a cosy home, taking a few holidays a year, or simply the fact that you go to sleep and wake up feeling content with your life and yourself?