“You can be assertive without being an asshole”

We have all been the Mr. Nice Guy at one point or another, getting walked on by others and living in fear of rejection. There is skill and tact when it comes to being effective with establishing your boundaries. On one hand is assertiveness, which is precise like an archer firing his bow. On the other side is aggressiveness, which invites chaos and reduces safety. In this podcast I talk about the subtle art of assertiveness so tune in and sharpen up on today’s Monday Morning Meditation.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS: Describe the most recent experience you had where you had to be assertive … Do you feel you were aggressive or assertive? What’s the difference between aggressive and assertive – in your own words?

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