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You work hard every day, yet can’t get a raise or a promotion. 

If someone asks you to do something for them, you’ll undoubtedly say yes, even if you don’t want to. 

Do you feel as if life is punishing you and it simply isn’t being fair?

It’s not a case of bad luck, karma, or destiny. 

If you’re finding it hard to express yourself, whether in work environments or at home and if you feel like your voice is not loud enough, you need to transform yourself into a more assertive person. 

Here’s what you get with this workbook: 

  • Techniques for personal empowerment
  • Attested methods to develop assertive behavior and build confidence
  • A list of famous assertive individuals and what you can learn from them
  • Numerous examples of how to be assertive in everyday situations 
  • A deep guide on how to say no

Even if you feel like you’re confident enough to express yourself clearly, assertiveness is a communication skill and as such can be trained and upgraded. If you’ve ever felt like you’re not getting enough respect, you should use this book to test your behavioral patterns and find a solution. 

Do you want to gain confidence, become a more assertive person, and gain the respect you deserve? Start here.

©2020 Gerard Shaw (P)2020 Gerard Shaw

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  • Cedric E
  • 06-05-2020

Don't believe the hype

No new information here, just basic info copied from other books popular books on amazon. After researching the author found nothing he's done but profit from other authors by stealing their content

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  • Lola Noble
  • 30-04-2020

Gerard Shaw keeping it real! Thank you!

This audiobook opened my eyes in a way that I sincerely have not been the same since. There is a clear before and after in my life concerning this audiobook! Gerard Shaw does an indispensable job at keeping it real and empowering you if your skin is thick enough to do the hard work. I wish EVERY woman could listen to this audiobook and know what they really are made of if they aren't aware already!

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  • Peter
  • 18-04-2020

Should be on every woman’s must listen list

The Alpha Assertiveness Guide for Women takes a sensitive issue for women (and men!) and makes it approachable, applicable and relevant no matter what your age or stage in life. As a psychotherapist and life coach who works primarily with women, it will be on my "must listen " list. As an aunt, sister, daughter and mentor, I want to put a copy into the hands of the women I love because the explanations and tools help us to be more fully present, more clearly understood and more capable of deepening connections.



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  • Wickham
  • 17-04-2020

Empowering for Women

This is an excellent Audible for any woman who doesn't want to be "walked on" in relationships but also doesn't want to "walk on" others in the process. It helped me see what assertiveness really is and how being assertive can actually help connect better with others. It teaches you how to better distinguish and communicate your thoughts, feelings, desires, and wants.

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  • Ralph
  • 17-04-2020

Made a big difference

It is truly amazing how little changes make such big differences. The quality of my relationships since using the principles has gone to levels I had never dreamed of!
I could not be successful without the help of this audible. I learned how not to insult my co-workers and bosses. I really think with men and women working together so much more these days that it's important to understand the differences, and there are differences between the sexes. This one has helped me very much towards the path of success.

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  • Ben Duck
  • 23-05-2020

Persuades you into action

This is a magnificent little book for people who manages individuals, groups, teams and organizations. It is pretty straightforward and the content is highly valuable. It doesn’t attempt to impress and the writer doesn’t use aggressiveness to persuade you to take action. It is loyal to what it is preaching and pretty consistent with its messaging. I think if you have the proper comprehension of the more profound purpose of this book and the true purpose of learning assertive behavior, you’ll realize how this book is unique, purposeful, and valuable. The author lays out simple rules and simple concepts to follow. It is more focused on function rather than the glitter and the dazzle that was put into the other books on this topic. I’ll definitely prescribe this book to others who need to improve their social skills in business and personal relationships.

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  • Aliya Butt
  • 23-05-2020

Some really good springboard

This book is very useful and has provided me with a good understanding of different types of behaviour and how to be assertive rather than aggressive or passive. It has some great scenarios, examples, well researched explanations, and some springboard exercises as well which are useful if you like workbook-type exercises.

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  • Ead Joyce
  • 22-05-2020

Not too late to try

This audiobook made me realize that it’s not too late to try and set a goal of becoming more assertive. This book has clear steps to support those who are taking their first step, just like me. It has given me a beautiful understanding of what assertiveness means, not just by definition, also I now understand why I need it in my life. It has given me a good sense of what it looks like to be assertive and I feel motivated and eager to pursue this newly found endeavor to achieve excellence and confidence.

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  • Ponting Leace
  • 22-05-2020

Achieve harmony

If you want to achieve a harmonious environment at home and your workplace, and if you want to nurture the spirit of teamwork and good leadership, you’ve got to listen to this fantastic book. This audiobook incredibly helped me to express myself to people in an effective and assertive way. It helped me get my points across clearly and smoothly. This book offers some great insights into the true wonders of the art of communication.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-2021

Assertiveness not really covered in depth

Assertiveness not really covered in depth, only a few shallow points made. Book doesn't really speak or give tangible guidelines to be mkre assertivene in the workplace.

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  • Luis Carey
  • 30-04-2020

Excelent to heard

It's like medicine a total mind opener. I feel lack of confidence in all situations whether it's conscious or sub conscious has just got to me. And reading this has opened my eyes to how i have been whether both passive or aggressive in situations and my inability to deal with being assertive or how people treat or perceive me. No time like now to start so. I think this book can help many whether at work, relationships, colleagues, returning goods, in business etc. I'm still reading it but it's one of those books i need to make notes and read twice!! Well recommended for those fed up of coming last, being overlooked, trod on, not progressing in life or just a general doormat. Thank you to the author!!

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  • Floyd
  • 27-04-2020

Inexpensive underrated gem! Support this author!

This is a very comprehensive manual, describing some potent techniques that can equally be applied in our business or personal lives. It covers an impressive range of topics, from active listening to meta-conversations, micro-expressions, mindfulness, and proxemics, but all explained in simple-to-understand language. I love the well-explained concepts of metaperceptions which I have read about a long time ago. But it is only now that I fully understand how that is important in our understanding of how we see ourselves and how others see us. Truly enriching in a rather underrated way and I love it! Great wisdom is in this audiobook which many books failed to deliver. I would rather pay twice as much for the author’s wisdom imparted in this book, than the big names we pay for overrated complex concepts about the art of winning through assertiveness.



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  • Lakia
  • 27-04-2020

Well laid out and easy to follow exercises

This book was great! It was really well laid out and easy to follow. There are a lot of helpful tips to begin using the information right away. I've started going through the exercises in the third part of the audiobook now and already starting to notice a difference in myself. Honestly, I want to take it slow but that doesn’t take away how excited I am to get to chapter 6 and wonder what helpful exercise or guidance I will get about setting boundaries. This is the area where I most struggle with, because I’m not very good at setting my own rules, which I find other people in my life mostly good at. I wonder why I always tend to follow no matter how inconvenient. I know I need to change that for me to be happy and accomplish something in my life that I think I truly deserve. I can tell as early as now that this book contains a lot of truly revealing insights and ways for us to discover ourselves more and deeper. I think if you are also looking to overcome past passive or aggressive behaviours or the opposite, I highly recommend giving this book a listen!



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  • Anibal
  • 24-04-2020

Creates new great possibilities in your life

Gives you everything you need to start learning about asserting yourself. This audiobook is particularly focused on creating a perfect mindset and a healthy well-balanced perception and relationship with yourself. Simply insightful and illuminating in many areas of your life where you seem to be lacking control and the courage to express yourself. A good way to finally learn how to stop doubting yourself and your dream life. Yes, it is possible to live the way you want without hurting others and yes it is also possible to live guiltlessly without having to please others. If you’re a people pleaser just like me who struggled for many years “for being nice”, it’s not too late to turn things around and escape this habit that’s causing you to sabotage all your dreams for the price of people pleasing, of looking good in other people’s eyes without feeling good about yourself in the process.

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  • Michael
  • 27-04-2020

This is a self-awareness book. And a good one!

This is such an excellent motivational audiobook for me. This book really helped me understand myself better and become more aware of my interactions with others. It has some really good tools for self-assessment. It gets you started in having that inner conversation within, just asking yourself real good springboard questions, enquiring deeper. I found it interesting, enlightening, instructive, and crucial to building stronger relationships and becoming more self-aware.

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  • Cox
  • 24-04-2020

Married? Listen to this one!

I wasn't sure what to expect, but the audiobook was very helpful to me because I don't understand my wife and why she still behaves the way she does with respect to our marriage. So I picked up this audiobook and I was surprised by not only the level of detail but his explanations about interpersonal as well as male and female dynamics. In relationships, men (as well as women) should know how to lead the other half. Areas of our lives together with our partner should be well guarded and nurtured with more assertive decision making and confidence where you (both) want it headed. More often than not, your other half is just waiting for you to lead. This is a must listen audiobook for every man. This audiobook has changed the way I interact with my wife. After listening to this audiobook, I can see through the behaviors to the reasons behind it. If you are married or dating or want to be, you must listen to this one!



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  • John
  • 23-04-2020

Badass life-changing audiobook!

Badass life-changing audiobook with clear easy to use advice that any guy can relate to (especially if they've been dumped or mistreated by women). If you're letting women take advantage of you and treat you poorly, this audiobook will show you how to stop that cycle and become a more attractive man. An attractive man is confident and assertive. Assertiveness is attractive. If you want to be an Alpha, listen to this one.



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  • Burden
  • 22-04-2020

Achieve a balance of confidence and respect

This is a very helpful audiobook. It has a great introduction and everything is sorted in a step by step manner. If you think that you're pushing yourself, saying yes even if you don't want to, and more, then this audiobook is for you. I think this audiobook might be helpful for helping you get out of undesirable situations that you often let happen because you don’t think about yourself enough for your true voice and wants to matter. It is very unfortunate that many have to suffer the lack of ability to live life assertively. Assertiveness is not only a way of communicating, it’s a path we choose to lead our lives and ambitions. If you are ambitious and want to make your goals achievable through a proper balance of confidence and respect, this audiobook is where you should start asserting the energy that drives your life force to work and welcome everything you truly desire.

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  • Jasmin
  • 21-04-2020

Rich, informative but easy listen

This audiobook's content, including the free booklet gift from Gerard Shaw, is quite interesting and easy to digest. I simply love the great manner in which the complex information is presented. It is very well done in spite of it presenting so much detailed information. There are 9 chapters of good quality information, tips, and techniques. There’s so much thought put into this book than I’ve seen in others. I highly recommend this excellent guide audiobook.

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  • Sharon
  • 20-04-2020

Path to recovery

Assertiveness may be improved as we grow or as we find ourselves living in a good healthy setting. On the other hand, stress-related illnesses can be the result of resentment and distress caused by environments where it is difficult to assert the self or especially when coupled with abuse that affects organs such as the liver and the adrenal glands due to the live in a fight or flight mode (survival mode) chronically. Many people have found themselves in the latter situation and it was often too late. We find it hard to recover what we have lost, mostly respect to oneself and the confidence and positivity to power through life. I appreciate this book for giving people the hope that there is indeed a training that can be used to empower the mind and the heart to be bold enough to overcome stress and the long term results of losing this power (assertiveness). I think the less you practice assertiveness in your life, the more your light dims on important areas in your career and personal relationships. The best feature of this audiobook is that it is designed for practicing assertiveness everyday. I can see how this figuratively and visually brightens up dark holes in my life as I get better each day. A ray of sunshine indeed. I start my everyday with assertiveness using this guide.

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