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Don't Act Like Prey! A Woman's Guide to Self-Empowerment

Don't Act Like Prey! A Woman's Guide to Self-Empowerment

by Susan L Farrell
Don't Act Like Prey! A Woman's Guide to Self-Empowerment

Don't Act Like Prey! A Woman's Guide to Self-Empowerment

by Susan L Farrell

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If you're like many women, from birth you were taught to be passive. While the boys were being rowdy, we were taught to be quiet. While men could argue, we were told to avoid conflict. Be nice. Speak softly. Don't make a fuss.

Now we're adults, and we've discovered that passivity allows people to take advantage of us in both our personal and professional relationships. In response, some women adopt an aggressive stance. Unfortunately, that doesn't usually work either.

If docility encourages disrespect and aggression makes us disrespectful, what choice is there? In Don't Act Like Prey!, author and women's self-empowerment consultant Susan L. Farrell offers a third option: respectful assertiveness.

Drawing on the natural world and her personal life for examples, Farrell reveals how assertiveness strikes a balance between the passivity that characterizes prey and the aggression that is the mark of a predator. It is in this balance we find a way to stand up for ourselves without harming others or damaging relationships.

Written in clear, straightforward language, "Don't Act Like Prey!" includes exercises to foster your growing sense of assertiveness. It's time to abandon passivity without embracing aggression. It's time for the empowerment that comes with assertiveness.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940158062940
Publisher: SLF Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 106
File size: 704 KB

About the Author

Susan has always loved to learn. One BS in college was not enough; she obtained a double major with a minor. Years later, she returned to college for an MBA. Susan also believes deeply in learning everything possible from personal and professional experiences.

Her first career out of college was with a national health care company. She quickly moved from the facility level to division, field, and corporate levels. When she left she had been an executive director with national responsibilities for several years.

As owner of SLF Consulting & Training, LLC, Susan assisted clients with the challenges of combining customer satisfaction, cost control, and regulatory compliance. Her business acumen made her a sought-after speaker which led to a successful speaking career. This, in turn, led to her current writing career on self-empowerment for women.

A normal extension of a love of learning is a love of teaching. Susan has accomplished this in various positions through teaching and training her employees, co-workers, associates, and customers. She has taught as an adjunct instructor at business colleges. She has informally coached employees, associates, and friends in advancing professionally and personally. She now assists others through her books, blogs, and newsletter.

She is the author of "Don’t Act Like Prey! A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment," a book on respectful assertiveness as an option to passive or aggressive behavior. "52 Weeks of Wisdom, A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment," is designed to provide ideas to encourage women to think about what they do, why they do it, and do they want to change. "3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Guide to Self-Empowerment for Women" discusses how to make positive choices in all aspects of life.

Susan lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband and three cats.

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