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Your Power to Say No Paperback – December, 1981
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It's about giving yourself space; breathing room; it's about being in control of the most important thing you have: Your time.
It's one of the best books I have ever read.
Talk about self help.This is a self help book about using a single word that will, the more you learn to use it,change your life.
A two letter word can change your life if only you have the courage and wisdom to use it.
I highly recommend this book to you if you are serious about discovering who you are and being who you are.
"Your Power To Say NO," by Vernon Howard is a super-powerful, 5 Gold Star book. Other people benefit when we say: "Yes," when they want something from us. At times, we don't think things through well enough, when a seemingly 'minor' request is asked of us to do. This has happened to me occasionally, where I said, "Yes" to a seemingly minor request. And sometimes in the end, it turned out to be a huge, time-consuming pain in the Ass!
GREAT BOOK FOR GUIDANCE
Vernon Howard's short book is top notch. It is one of the finest, most helpful little books I've ever read in my life. Vernon's book helps protect you from the pitfalls of saying: "Yes," too often and hurting yourself in the end. I wish I would have said "NO," a lot more often to forceful people who made demands and imposed on me. Reading the book gives you excellent ideas for protection. It is full of golden wisdom.
JUST SAY "NO!"
I learned to say: “NO,” to people who were wrong for me. Decades ago, I stopped socializing with ex-friends who often did bad drugs and binged on alcohol. I began saying “NO,” to everything I DID NOT WANT TO DO. I put people to the test. I asked: "Do I really want this person's "stuff" they're offering, in exchange for my precious good health, valuable time and money?" Often, it's smart to give a quick: NO! It gives you time to think about any negative consequences. Stop being rushed by people. Hold back and think about it. Protect yourself from life's dangerous offers, often hiding in sheep's clothing.
Beware! I started saying “NO,” to greedy Medical Doctor's d a n g e r o u s drugs, and their surgical experimentation. Today, I love saying "NO" to the demands of our selfish, self-centered world, and feel totally H A P P Y about it! I say "NO," to credit card Banksters, dishonest Stock Brokers, forceful Sales People, lying Telemarketers, corrupt Politicians and many oddball people, etc. Buyer beware! Be H A P P Y to say "NO!" to the world's sly and treacherous offers it wants to hand you. Live a careful life, for less problems and worries.
Avoid buyers remorse. Be alert. Pay attention. Give yourself peace of mind. Evaluate people's offers that can often be deceptive and dishonest. Be smart: Give yourself plenty of time to think about their loaded offers. Avoid the problems and bad consequences that may await you. I'm serious when I say: "Stay sharp and alert."
Regarding pushy friends, just say: "NO!" Or say: "NO thank you, I changed my mind." Bravely say "NO," to selfish demands that selfish people put on you. I am not telling you to say, "NO" to everything. But I am saying, to BE MORE CAREFUL with the self-centered people who are everywhere around us.
A SUPER POWERFUL, HELPFUL BOOK
Well written, Vernon Howard's book delivers far more than you would expect. Buy it and benefit yourself BIG TIME! It is a totally excellent, Grade "A" book. The book is worth at least 5 Gold Stars.
I was that person that was always willing to try to accommodate others. After all, we are told that's what makes us a "team player". But sometimes, we simply must learn the difference between being a "team player", and being "used". It took a while, but when i first started saying "No", you should have seen the look on the faces of the "users". But they really caught on quick. After 2 or 3 No's to each of them, they started doing their own work. And I was a very happy non-team player.
If you feel you need help dealing with "people" issues or self esteem, make sure you include this book in your road to self help !! This book changed my life for the better!! It's a very small book. but with a most powerful message I every absorbed.
that about sums up the whole approach
just start saying NO to everyone regardless of what relationships you would normally be looking to develop
a perfect example would be if you spouse says let’s do X and you don't want to - say NO and don't worry about what your spouse feels because you will now be empowered by the power to say no
also, be forewarned, this is really more like a pamphlet than a book and the scale is small (like 3” by 4” in size)