1,001 Excuses: How to Get out of...and Away with...Anything

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If you are one of those non-assertive, overly nice, easily manipulated people who find themselves continually being roped into working somebody else's agenda, authors George Zgourides and Nancy Pickering have some proven techniques, methods, and strategies you can use to arm and protect yourself. Do you find yourself at a loss for words when you are approached by a manipulative person who wants you to perform a task you have neither the time nor the desire to do? Would you like to find that you have 1,001 excuses...
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Overview

If you are one of those non-assertive, overly nice, easily manipulated people who find themselves continually being roped into working somebody else's agenda, authors George Zgourides and Nancy Pickering have some proven techniques, methods, and strategies you can use to arm and protect yourself. Do you find yourself at a loss for words when you are approached by a manipulative person who wants you to perform a task you have neither the time nor the desire to do? Would you like to find that you have 1,001 excuses as an escape without having to search for the words?

George Zgourides and Nancy Pickering are "too nice" people who finally got fed up with doing everyone's volunteer work and finally started paying attention to the excuses they heard being used with them. More than that--they wrote them down so anyone can have the benefit of a quick reply that gets them off the hook.

You don't have to yield to another's wishes unless it's something you want to do. You don't need to be bullied by intimidating people. All it takes to be free of others' burdens is to make a conscious choice to change your thinking and George Zgourides and Nancy Pickering give you the tools you need to make that change work. Get 1,001 Excuses! and regain control of your life today.

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In 1,001 Excuses!, George Zgourides and Nancy Pickering successfully collaborate to present a compendium of proven techniques, strategies, and methods to prevent the reader from being entrapped into being involved with someone else's agenda, activity or scheme against the reader's own will and best interests. Of particular value is the introductory chapter clearly explaining why non-assertive, overly nice, easily manipulated people do not have to be exploited for someone else's pleasure or purpose. 1,001 Excuses! out to be prominently available in every community library self-help collection in the country, and is "must" reading for anyone no longer willing to feel like other people's "doormat".
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  • ISBN-13: 9781559502085
  • Publisher: Loompanics Unlimited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 203
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: You Don't Have to Feel Like a Doormat Anymore! 1
Part 1 Help for the Tongue-Tied!
Chapter 1 The Basic Problem: Manipulation 11
Chapter 2 Essentials of Reframing Life's Troubles 17
Chapter 3 Ready Replies: Excuses for Nice, Shy People 29
Chapter 4 The Truth: The Simplest Excuse 43
Chapter 5 When You Need Extra Help: "Exaggerations" and "White Lies" 51
Part 2 Excuses, Excuses, and More Excuses!
Chapter 6 Excuses for Work 63
Chapter 7 Excuses for Home 87
Chapter 8 Excuses for School 103
Chapter 9 Excuses for the Store 123
Chapter 10 Excuses for the Phone 141
Chapter 11 Excuses for Dating 149
Chapter 12 Excuses for Publishers 161
Chapter 13 A Compendium of Some of George's and Nan's Favorite Aphorisms, Proverbs, Maxims, and Comebacks That Make Truly Excellent Excuses! 167
A Parting Word 187
Appendix A How To Determine If You're a Pushover: A Self-Test 189
Appendix B How to Find a Reputable Mental Health Counselor 193
Appendix C Two Brief Relaxation Exercises (For Nervous Types) 197
Selected References and Suggested Reading 201
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