Embracing No is a self-help guide filled with insights and tools to empower you to say ‘no’ and be ok with it. It helps to raise your level of self-awareness and empower you to make better choices in your life.
This self-help guide is a quick and easy read for anyone but don’t underestimate the depth and valuable nuggets it contains.
We are conditioned to think that saying ‘no’ is a bad or negative thing, so we often try to justify our no with all sorts of reasons or excuses. It’s ok to say no. 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 this book is:
- Relationships – saying no to unhealthy relationships
- Self – saying no to self-sabotage and self-destruction
- Families – say no to unhealthy family dynamics
- Friendships – say no to negative or toxic influences
- Workplace – say no to a negative practices in the workplace
- Parenting and children – say no to inhibitive parenting styles
- 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.
“Embracing No” is a practical guide on the art of saying no at every stage of one’s life, something we can all relate to as saying no can be very trying at times. Paula skillfully embeds exercises with the learnings, she speaks from a real-world point of view and utilises many of the lessons she has learnt along her journey, guiding us through self experience and mastery. I enjoyed that the book is from a positive stand point of self-discovery. She teaches us that change does not happen over-night but rather over time so be gentle on yourself in the process, focus on the bigger picture which is equipping yourself with insights, knowledge and tools to achieve a healthier outcome that, over time, will instill sustainable and lasting change. – Colleen Larsen, CE of Business Engage and President of 30% Club Southern Africa and East Africa.