Some people tend to be passive. Others are more aggressive. Part of being resilient is knowing how to be assertive. This week is also about becoming aware of your communication style. Click play to learn more!
Did You Know?
Assertiveness can lead to more self-confidence, self-esteem, a sense of empowerment, honest relationships, and even job satisfaction. Learn more about the benefits of assertiveness here.
Resilience at Work
Need to ask your manager for raise? Veto a decision from the group? Voice an alternative to the proposed solutions? Assertiveness in the workplace is important. You deserve to be heard. You also have a responsibility to respect others. Learn more about how assertiveness shows up in the workplace here.
Resilience in the Community
Henrietta Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Emily Murphy, and Irene Parlby showed assertivenes when they petitioned for Canadian women’s rights in 1929. Thanks to their efforts, women became persons under the law and could hold political office.
Self Love ❤️
If you’ve had a challenging interaction with a friend or colleague, make sure you take some time for yourself to recuperate. Take a break, grab a cup of tea, go for a walk, or close your eyes for a little bit. If you’re working on your assertiveness, remember to congratulate your efforts!
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”