If you have hard time saying “NO” to people or you feel you cannot offer your real opinion on different topics because this may create conflict, you have come in the right place.
Do you lack of courage to speak up for yourself because if you are not saying in the right way you will live the consequences? If you like to learn more about how to better express yourself, you are in the right place.
This course is design with:
Here is what we will cover:
1. Understanding Assertiveness
2. Understanding Self-esteem
4. People’s perception
5. Your personal level of assertiveness
6. Appropriate personal assertiveness
7. Appropriate workplace/business assertiveness
8. How to be an Assertive Buyer
9. Raising assertive children
10. Myths that Discourage Assertive Behavior
This introductory lecture summarises what will be covered, who should take the course and what will students gain once is completed.
In this lecture 2 you will learn the definition of assertiveness and what it means to be an assertive person.
Also, there is a Homework for you: you are asked to write down your vision of assertiveness as you can see it right now, at the beginning of this course. You are also asked to keep this homework until the end of the course when you will compare it with the vision of assertiveness you will have it then.
I find it very interesting for a transformational adventure to mark the start point and the end point of the journey. This is what I do with my clients, during coaching sessions.
Being an assertive person has advantages and disadvantages. You will learn in the lecture 3 which are these. Obviously the advantages of being an assertive human being are more important than disadvantages, but they need to be taken into consideration.
In this lecture 4 you will learn the definition of passiveness and what it means to be a passive person.
In this lecture 5 you will learn the definition of aggressiveness and what it means to be an aggressive person.
In this lecture 6 you will learn the definition of passive-aggressiveness and what it means to be a passive-aggressive person.
In this lecture 7 you will learn that healthy self-esteem is the very first step to achieving confidence and learning to be assertive.
In this lecture 8 you will learn the root of self-esteem, the elements that influence your self-esteem.
In this lecture 9 you will learn the first part of self-esteem concept: self-confidence and efficacy.
In this lecture 9 you will learn the second part of self-esteem concept: self-respect and self-worth.
In this lecture 11 you will learn the differences between low self-esteem, false ego or grandiosity, and healthy self-esteem.
This lecture 12 is a homework for you: test on Psychology Today site to get to know you better.
In this lecture 13 you will learn what building a strong foundation is.
In this lecture 14, you will acknowledge a set of rules called "Bill of Rights" by Manuel J. Smith that will give you internal fortitude and serves as a reminder that you are worthy of respect.
In this lecture 15 you will learn about the self talk and how to use it to build the foundation of SELF
In this lecture 16 you will learn about practices that increase self-esteem and healthy self-worth by paying attention to your own needs and wants, taking good care of yourself and doing "feel good" activities.
This lecture 17 is a Homework for you: Lists
This lecture 18 is a Homework for you: Lists
In this lecture 19 you will learn about people's perception and how people’s perception of you affects your ability to communicate.
In this lecture 20 you will learn about body language - physical demeanour. I will call it Walk the Walk.
In this lecture 21 you will learn about body language - voice. I will call it Talk the Talk.
In this lecture 22 you will learn about personality types and how the level of assertiveness depends largely on the individual's personality type - different personalities have different methods of self-expression that works for them.
In this lecture 23 you will learn about five personality aspects that, when combined, define the personality type: Mind, Energy, Nature, Tactics and Identity.
In this lecture 24 you will learn about the Role layer that determines our goals, interests and preferred activities. The roles we take based on our personality are: Analyst, Diplomat, Sentinel, and Explorer.
In this lecture 25 you will learn about the Strategy layer that shows our preferred ways of doing things and achieving goals. The strategies we apply based on our personality type are: Confident Individualism, People Mastery, Constant Improvement, and Social Engagement.
In this lecture 26 you will have a brief conclusion of what you learned until now about Personality Types.
This lecture 27 is your section 5 homework.
In this lecture 28 you will learn about specifics of assertive communication in personal life and in particular, the specifics of assertive communication with the significant other.
In this lecture 29 you will learn how to communicate with your children in an assertive way.
In this lecture 30 you will learn how to communicate with your parents in an assertive way when they are overbearing and judgmental and by their behaviour are affecting the quality of your life.
In this lecture 31 you will learn how to communicate in an assertive way with your parents when they need parenting (yes, that time will come sooner or later).
In this lecture 32 you will learn the particularities of practicing assertiveness in personal life.
In this lecture 33 you will learn what professional assertiveness is and to be able to clearly ask for what you want, what you need, and express what you do not want and need in a calm, professional manner.
In this lecture 34 you will learn how to deal with or to give feedback / constructive criticism in your professional life.
In this lecture 35 you will learn how passive aggression looks like in workplace.
In this lecture 36 you will learn the steps to follow in order to ask a raise in an assertive way.
This lecture 37 is the section 7 homework.
In this lecture 38 you will learn to define a passive, an aggressive and an assertive customer/buyer.
In this lecture 39 you will learn how to perform a research for purchase reason.
In this lecture 40 you will learn how to determine your needs and wants for purchase reason.
In this lecture 41 you will learn how to use your brand loyalty in your advantage when purchasing goods or services.
In this lecture 42 you will learn how to go for everything you want and need by asking.
In this lecture 43 you will learn how to say NO and assert yourself.
In this lecture 44 you will learn that as an assertive buyer, you have the power in sealing the deal.
In this lecture 45 you will learn how teaching your children assertiveness will give them several critical skills for life.
In this lecture 46 you will learn how to teach children assertiveness by modelling which is the most effective method to teach. Children usually watch what parents do more than listen what parents say.
This lecture 47 is the section 9 homework.
In this lecture 48 you will learn about anxiety as a myth that discourage assertive behaviour.
In this lecture 49 you will learn about modesty as a myth that discourage assertive behaviour.
In this lecture 50 you will learn about how an old relationship can be used as a myth that discourage assertive behaviour.
In this lecture 51 you will learn about obligation as a myth that discourage assertive behaviour.
In this lecture 52 you will learn about gender role myth that discourage assertive behaviour.
In this lecture 53 you will learn about the myth of strength that discourage assertive behaviour.
Norina has always been passionate about the human nature trying to know everything about the human body, psychology and its spirit.
With her medical background, she has dedicated 12 years to neuroscience research and in the past 4 years, she used her knowledge and experience in the personal development industry.
She loves to help people in understanding how our body and mind work. She is also dedicating her time to teach people how to embrace the self-care concept.
Norina's ultimate dream is to create life-changing self-improvement resources for humans that aim to be the best of themselves.