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Nice Girls Can Finish First: Getting the Results You Want and the Respect You Deserve... While Still Being Liked / Edition 1

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“First as a therapist and later as an executive coach, I've worked with a lot of 'nice girls.' Most were trying to find ways to succeed while staying true to themselves. I would have loved to give each and every one of them a copy of this book!”

~~Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., author of The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work

“Women who live their lives as doormats fear that they will be viewed as a BITCH if they learn how to say 'no' and set boundaries with others. So they keep their heads low and allow others to trample all over them. But with this book these women can finally learn how to effectively take charge of their lives and finish on top, while keeping their dignity in tact. Thanks Daylle for an awesome and inspiring read!”

~~Debra Mandel, Ph.D.: psychologist and author of several books including, Don't Call Me a Drama Queen!

The nice girl's guide to getting ahead-without getting mean

Are you a “People Pleaser”? Do you put up with put-downs? Say yes when you're dying to say no? Sit down when you should be standing up for yourself?

Congratulations, you're a nice girl. Nothing wrong with that-unless your need to be liked is holding you back from having the career, money, love, respect, and happiness you deserve. This step-by-step guide from a self-described former “doormat” shows you that you don't have to be a demanding diva or mean girl to get what you want. There's a “nice” way to be assertive-in business and in life. Once you learn the secret, you can:

  • Speak up-without shouting
  • Say no-without sounding negative
  • Be strong-without being aggressive
  • Get respect-without getting tough
  • Ask for anything you want-and get it!

Filled with subtle conversational techniques and people-friendly pointers you can put to work immediately, Nice Girls Can Finish First is the perfect go-to guide for women who know they deserve more out of life-but don't want to step on other people to get to the top. This book proves you can be strong, confident, powerful, successful-and nice too!

Daylle Deanna Schwartz is a well-known author, blogger, speaker, and self-empowerment counselor with a master's degree in psychology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071609074
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/11/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,204,962
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Daylle Deanna Schwartz is a well-known author, blogger, speaker, and self-empowerment counselor with a master's degree in psychology.

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Table of Contents

Daylle’s Story
Chapter 1 Nice Girls Who Finish Last
Chapter 2 Nice Girls Who Finish First
Chapter 3 Power Busters
Chapter 4 Nice Girls with Attitude
Chapter 5 Finding Your Inner Bitch
Chapter 6 Baby Steppin' New Habits
Chapter 7 Declaring Your Personal Independence
Chapter 8 “What Part of No Don't You Understand?”
Chapter 9 Living as a Nice Girl
Chapter 10 Being on Top in Romance
Chapter 11 Nice Girls at Work
Chapter 12 Staying in First Place
Chapter 14 A Few Final Words

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