Archive for the ‘Assertiveness’ Category

Assert Yourself – Shape Your World

February 5, 2011saloni sawnani No Comments »

Tweet Malcolm Gladwell says “If you work hard enough, if you assert yourself enough, if you use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world according to your desires.” Do you want to shape your world according to your desires? What does it really take to do that? The most important thing here is […]

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The Purpose Of Make The Most Of Life

January 5, 2011saloni sawnani 3 Comments »

Tweet A friend of mine came up to me one day and said that just as much as he loved ‘make the most of life’ he thought the site had so much fluff. He felt the site was lop sided and did not focus or talk about the realities of life. After all, life is […]

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Build Stronger and Healthier Relationships

January 11, 2010saloni sawnani 3 Comments »

Tweet Making friends is relatively easy… keeping friendships is what sometimes gets messy. It happens at times because we begin to assume that friends or close ones should always understand us and will stay by us. But like Oliver Wendell Holmes said “Don’t flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your […]

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The Rule Book

December 2, 2009saloni sawnani 22 Comments »

Tweet “I must never be late”… “I have to be perfect”… “I should always tell the truth”… How often do you catch yourself making such statements to yourself? Most of us are programmed right from childhood to freely use the ‘should’ – ‘must’ – ‘have to’ rule book on ourselves and others. So what happens […]

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Is Stress Getting The Better Of You?

November 8, 2009saloni sawnani 4 Comments »

Tweet What is stress? Stress is a response to real and imagined event that alters the normal functioning of the body. Stress arises when a situation is perceived as stressful. Stress is often associated with situations that you find difficult to handle. How you view things also affects your stress level. If you have very […]

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Is Anger bad?

September 28, 2009saloni sawnani 2 Comments »

Tweet What’s anger? Anger is an automatic emotional response to a real or perceived threat. It generates energy as well as motivation to eliminate that threat. The greater the threat, the higher the level of arousal and greater motivation to eliminate it. So the 3 key aspects of anger include Threat Energy Motivation This shows […]

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Thought for 21st September, 2009

September 21, 2009saloni sawnani 5 Comments »

Tweet “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” –  Mark Twain

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Test how assertive you are…

September 11, 2009saloni sawnani No Comments »

Tweet Instructions: Score 1point for every statement that you agree with. I am quick to say yes to requests before taking the time to consider what the task involves, or the time it may take. I have a difficult time telling family members and friends that they have done something that offends me. Sometimes it […]

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Thought for 31st August, 2009

August 30, 2009saloni sawnani 3 Comments »

Tweet “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time.” — Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame Football Coach

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Are you assertive?

August 5, 2009saloni sawnani 43 Comments »

Tweet There is a party late in the night. You have to reach office early next morning for a very important meeting. You don’t want to go but your friends are repeatedly inviting you. How would you respond? a) Say “what is wrong with you people. How can you even think of asking me out […]

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