Embracing Conflict and Embracing No are self-help guides filled with insights and tools to manage and overcome any challenges you may be facing in your life, be able to say ‘no’ and be ok with it and so much more. It helps to raise your level of self-awareness and empower you to make better choices in your life.
These self-help guides are quick and easy reads for anyone but don’t underestimate the depth and valuable nuggets they contain.
We are conditioned to think that conflict or saying ‘no’ is a bad or negative thing when in actual fact they are not. Conflict is growth trying to happen – we just resist it because it feels uncomfortable. When we say ‘no’ to other people and other things, we are saying yes to ourselves instead of putting ourselves and our own needs last.
Some of the topics covered in these books are:
- Relationships – understanding your relationship patterns and conflict management styles
- Choices – learn how to make better choices
- Values – understand how your values drive your thoughts, actions and behaviour.
- Control – learn how to find the balance in your life.
- Courageous Conversations – learn how to have difficult conversations with anyone
- Evaluating your Relationships – determine the quality and value of the relationships in your life
- Saying No – without having to justify why.
What others have had to say:
Paula has put together a superb book which should be read by everyone over the age of 14. As little girls we are taught to be nice, sweet and kind until one day you realise not everyone likes you and sometimes you don’t even like yourself. It’s a downhill spiral from there unless you decide to take the initiative and run your life the way you want it to be. As Paula points out in her book, you teach people how to treat you and you don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to! By learning to say ‘no’ in your life or relationships, you take control and that there is no knight in shining armour coming to take you away and look after you. If you spend every day working harder on yourself than you do on your job, you will end up living the life of your dreams – you have to make sure you give 100%. Thank you Paula for putting together such a well thought out book and I wish you every success. – Margaret Hirsch, COE of Hirschs Home Stores.
Conflict is messy and makes us feel uncomfortable. All growth, however, happens outside our comfort zone. Embracing Conflict provides us with a blueprint to grow ourselves and our relationships in all areas of our life. The author provides examples and exercises that will help us get “unstuck” and move into positive, growth enhancing directions whenever we experience conflict. A great little book, packed with solid advice and easy to read! – Harvey Deutschendorf (Canada), internationally published author of The Other Kind of Smart, Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success.