30 – The practice of self-assertiveness

(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”

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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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