7 Powerful Habits That Make You More Assertive

Lolly Daskal
Jul 4, 2016 · 3 min read
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Everyone wants to be more confident, but not everyone knows how to be assertive. Assertive falls right between passive and aggressive. If you’re passive about voicing your opinion, you may come across as submissive. And if you are aggressive with your viewpoint, you may come across as a hostile or, even worse, a bully.

But if you learn to be assertive, you can express yourself without being passive or aggressive, and you will have a better chance of getting what you want.

Here are seven simple ways to help yourself become more assertive.

1. Understand assertiveness.

2. Keep your communication style in line.

3. Understand and accept differences.

4. Speak simply and directly.

5. Exercise the power of “I.”

6. Stay calm.

7. Set boundaries.

Assertiveness is like any other skill — it takes practice and time to get it right. Keep working through each of these techniques and soon you will feel more confident.

Originally published on Inc.com

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Lolly Daskal specializes in leadership & entrepreneurial development. |Top columnist @Inc | Leadership Coach| Business Consultant| Author| Speaker| Tedx Speaker

Lolly Daskal

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Lolly Daskal specializes in leadership & entrepreneurial development. |Top columnist @Inc | Leadership Coach| Business Consultant| Author| Speaker| Tedx Speaker

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