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Business Genius by James Bannerman

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UP! YOUR ASSERTIVENESS

The eighth Block and Limitation to Business Genius is awkward assertiveness.

This awkwardness, however, is perhaps to be expected, because no one is born assertive.

On the contrary.

If you were to snatch a toy away from a young child who was enjoying playing with it, for example, what do you think would happen?

Well, the chances are they’d:

  • cry (i.e. go passive);
  • have a temper tantrum (i.e. go aggressive);
  • peer up at you with those pleading eyes (i.e. go manipulative); or
  • say nothing to your face, but then sneakily snatch it back again when you’re looking the other way (i.e. go passive aggressive).

Anyway, the point is, what they’re highly unlikely to say is:

‘Excuse me, when you took my toy away from me like that, ...

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