30 – The practice of self-assertiveness

April 27, 2010

(duration 20:32)

In this episode we explore the fourth pillar of self-esteem, which essentially means saying “yes” when you want to say “yes” and saying “no” when you want to say “no”

The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden http://www.nathanielbranden.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=35

Being assertive means respectfully honoring yourself; it doesn’t mean being aggressive or belligerent

There’s the “take-away” and then there’s the “follow-through,” which requires acts of self-assertiveness

Self-assertiveness means actualizing your values and goals, bringing them into reality

To assert your healthy desires in the midst of a group (or family) environment requires potentially bold acts of self-assertiveness

You are not here on Earth to live up to someone else’s expectations

Curiosity goes hand in hand with assertiveness

On the nutrition side of athletics, it’s helpful to train lower and race higher in terms of carb consumption; keep fat as your main energy source while training

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2 comments on “30 – The practice of self-assertiveness

  1. April May 5, 2010

    Hi!

    This is the April who was working 11 hour days… fortunately I am no longer working them! It only happens 4 times a year (at the end of the quarter) where I’ll have to do that for a couple weeks. It was just very stressful because I was also in the process of moving to my first house, which is in the process of getting done too.

    Planning ahead is key for snacks, especially in an office loaded with candy and chips like mine. I bring in hard-boiled eggs and almonds for snacking. We have a store downstairs who sells mini packs of beef jerkey so I will get that in a pinch sometimes. Thanks for reading my comment!

    And Kevin I see that you quoted Dan Millman earlier- I love his book Way of the Peaceful Warrior- you should have him on your podcast show!

    April

    • Hi April. Glad to hear that you’re work time has been reduced and you’re managing the big move well–and with good snacks! It would be nice if those who provided snacks at the office knew the good from the bad. Hopefully they’ll pick up on your example. :) I’ll talk to Kevin about the Millman prospect; that might be interesting.

      Take care,
      W

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