Book Review: The Art of Saying No

By: Damon Zahariades

For those who really want to master the art of saying no, this book can transform your way of thinking. It’s broken down into three sections. Part 1: The psychology of assertiveness and the importance of asserting your needs. Part 2: The reasons we struggle to say no. Part 3: Concrete strategies for saying no (brilliant-they give you the language to say it!), Part 4: How to say know to certain groups of people (spouse, boss, children, clients, yourself, etc.) Insightful and pragmatic. Highly recommend.

Book Review: #Unplug: My Life Was Crazy So I Disconnected for 25 Days (Fast Company)

By: Baratunde Thurston

It seems fitting this newsletter to not offer a book, but rather an article. After all, books are so LONG, and you’re reading this newsletter on some sort of technology anyway- so with just a click you can be right there, digesting this information, and finishing in less than five minutes. That said, I do invite you to actually read versus skim the article. I had to remind myself of this as well when I was researching for this piece, and it really did make a difference in the impact it had on me. It’s a great article written by best-selling author and tech comedian Baratunde Thurston as he unplugs for 25 days. It’s honest, concerning, insightful, and pragmatic as it even offers steps on how you can prepare the world for you to disconnect and take a break, too. Article

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