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How Kind People Get Tough: Assertiveness Tools, Tips, and Techniques for More Confidence and Happier Relationships Paperback – December 7, 2019

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Editorial Reviews



"A timely book with a timeless message, How Kind People Get Tough is more than just a blueprint for kinder living.  At its core, it also reminds us to stand firmly yet kindly within our power. Your heart and your relationships will be stronger after reading it."
Michael J. Chase, Bestselling Author & Founder of The Kindness Center

​'' How Kind People Get Tough in short, is a life plan to live by--guiding the reader to be true to themselves and to learn how to be assertive.  
The beauty of the book is it offers a companion course so the reader can stay on track to living life consciously and making positive, healthy choices. The contents include assertive communication tools, tips and techniques for more positive and happier relationships.  
Be kind to yourself, build your confidence in saying yes to you and buy this book.  You'll be glad you did.''  
Wendy Fry ~ Author of Write from Your Heart

"Marlene Rose Shaw's book "How Kind People get Tough" is a wonderful handbook for kind people who desire more confidence and relationships that feel good.
 She dispels the myth that kindness is a good thing and assertiveness is not, and helps us to understand clearly what is meant by each of those terms. As a sensitive person, I loved learning that assertiveness includes being authentic, focusing on love, and seeking a win-win outcome. Many sensitive introverts find it extremely difficult to set boundaries, be assertive, and put their own needs ahead of others'.  This book will be a game changer for them!
​She helps us recognize some reasons behind the reluctance to come across as mean or aggressive. Best of all, the book provides excellent, down to earth guidance and methods to gain respect, be heard, and create relationships that work.
​The "Intentional life plan" in the book is a practical value-add that I can't wait to share with my clients! This is a fantastic book on a difficult topic. "
Liesel Teversham  savvyselfgrowth.com

Product details

  • Item Weight : 11 ounces
  • Paperback : 265 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0993541917
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0993541919
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher : Nielsen (December 7, 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    5.0 out of 5 stars 10 ratings