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Assertiveness: How To Be Strong In Every Situation by Suzanne Potts, Conrad Potts

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Introduction

Assertion is more than just a set of techniques – it is a way of thinking about how to be authentic and get the most from life. Assertion is supported by beliefs which develop a positive mental approach to life’s ups and downs. You become the puppeteer and not the puppet.

Almost everyone seems to be working under greater pressure as the demands of the job or life in general increase. Life changes, such as moving house, getting married or coping with bereavement, can further contribute to this pressure.

We know demands come from various sources, both from things occurring in our external environment as well as what’s occurring internally – in our heads, we all know how our mind affects us physically too.

The internal pressures may ...

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