In his book How To Be an Adult, David Richo refers to assertiveness as “owning your own power.” This is so important because one of the best things we can do to increase our energy is to increase our sense of power and reduce our feelings of powerlessness. The most crucial way to do this is by getting clear on what we want and asking for it.
In this episode:
Assertiveness is owning your own power
Passivity is giving your power away.
Aggressiveness is changing power to control.
You can use the four step STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Request) to communicate assertively.