Ep 36: How to be Assertive Without Being an A-Hole

Many of us are afraid of confrontation. There's a big risk in asking for what we want or need. Our fear can turn into defensiveness and have the exact opposite effect. Instead of collaborating we end up in combat. 

Thankfully there is a simple yet powerful sentence you can use to be assertive (and not sound like an a-hole). I've seen it work wonders in all kinds of relationships; between partners, children and parents, roommates, co-workers, friends, you name it.

Watch now and learn exactly what to say to get your needs met in any relationship.  

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The magic words are: 

I feel ________ (feeling) when you __________ (other's behavior) I would prefer it if you would _________ (behavior you would like them to do instead.)

Try it and let us know what you think! Leave a comment.

More stellar relationship advice here: 

Ep 20: The 5 Secrets to a Rock-Solid Relationship with Alisa Ruby Bash - Marriage & Family Therapist

Ep 19: Creative Fatherhood and Freakout with Marc Blackwell - Digital Artist & Photographer

 

And always remember - You are complete. You are whole. You are miraculous. 

Cosmic hugs, 

Bianca 

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