The Personal Excellence Podcast
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Hi! I'm Celestine Chua, founder of PersonalExcellence.co, one of the top personal development blogs with over one million pageviews a month. The Personal Excellence Podcast is all about helping you achieve your highest potential and live your best life. I share practical tips and insights on how to live your best life. From relationship insights to mastering our emotions to dealing with life's setbacks to productivity strategies to business advice, I'm here to support you in your life's journey!
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How to Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive [Podcast]
Jul 10 16
PE reader Saim asks, “Hi Celes, this is Saim from Pakistan. For the last 6 years, I’ve been working in Saudi Arabia in a multinational company. Some of my friends recommended me the PE website and shared with me some free ebooks from the site. I’ve been reading your articles, courses, etc. for the last 6 months. I really appreciate that and it has been helping me in my job to excel.
“The question I want to ask is, ‘How can we be assertive without being aggressive?’ As a person, I’m humble and polite. But there are many situations in the workplace where we need to be assertive instead of being aggressive. I want to know and would appreciate if you can share through the podcast on how to be assertive and techniques to do so.”
Have you ever had moments when you wished you spoke up and asserted yourself, but didn’t? Have difficulty claiming your boundary and needs sometimes?
I feel this way sometimes too. In this episode of The PE Podcast, learn
How being assertive doesn’t mean being nasty or rude
2 key differences between being assertiveness and aggressiveness
6 tips to build your courage to be assertive without being aggressive
The value of your voice
An incident where I got molested and didn’t assert myself, and why I should have
3 questions to ask yourself in determining whether to assert yourself
How writing down something can give you courage
What I do when I get emails that are hard to reply or reject
How asserting isn’t just about speaking, but also about picking the right context to speak
Why you shouldn’t just “wait” when it comes to high-level career questions like promotion plan and salary rise
How to create the right context to assert yourself
The concept of “Face Saving” and how to apply it in assertion
What I do in my workshops when there are participants being weird or disruptive
The difference bet