How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things—overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This lively, practical guide helps you take back that power—and shows that a well-placed "No" can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life. Drawing on their own stories as well as feedback from their readers and students, James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher clearly show that you have the right to say no: To anything that is hurting you. To standards that no longer serve you. To people who drain you of your creativity and expression. To beliefs that are not true to the real you. When you do, you’ll be freed to say a truly powerful "Yes" in your life—one that opens the door to opportunities, abundance, and love.
|Publisher:||Hay House Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, chess master, spiritual teacher, and writer. Claudia Azula Altucher is an author and a teacher of yoga, meditation, and philosophy. Together they inspire people through their writings, talks, online seminars, and Twitter Q&A sessions, shedding light on topics from stress and anxiety to money and relationships to accessing and honoring our true selves. James is the author of eleven books, including the bestseller Choose Yourself. His blog, The Altucher Confidential, has attracted more than 15 million readers since its launch in 2010. Claudia is the author of 21 Things to Know Before Starting an Ashtanga Yoga Practice and frequently gives talks and retreats on yoga and meditation. Both have published their writings in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Thought Catalog, and Elephant Journal.
Table of Contents
Your No Bill of Rights 1
Why This Book is for You 9
1 The No That Chooses Life 19
2 The No That Bring True Love, Creativity, and Abundance 41
3 The No to Phony Storyteling 77
4 The No to the Angers of the Past 119
5 The No to Scarcity 135
6 The No to Noise 153
7 The No to "Me" 181
Saying Yes to Your New Power 193
Time to Say No to This Book 209
Coming to Yes 217
About the Authors 221
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm in the middle of reading this and enjoying it very much. I often have trouble saying no, resulting in many commitments that I simply dread. I also enjoy the authors' personal stories and how the power of no has helped them.
“No.” Is one tiny word that has a huge impact for everyone in every walk of life. In their book, The Power of No, James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher help readers to see how such a seemingly negative word can bring an abundance of positivity to your life. The book is broken down into James and Claudia’s seven levels of no and subsequent exercises that help you learn to master them so that you too can say no to the negative and yes to abundance in all facets of your life. The title of this book is what drew me in. As a wife and a mother I find myself bending over backwards a ton for people. Whether it be for my daughter, my husband, my parents, or my in-laws…I find myself sacrificing what I want and need all too often for the “better,” of others. What this book helped me realize is that while yes, I was doing good for others, I was not doing good for myself. It was a never-ending cycle of putting myself on hold and not being true to me. Yes, I still make allowances for people, but I’ve learned that it’s important not to do it at the expense of myself. I really enjoyed this book, but felt while it made a lot of amazing points….it was too choppy in nature. I almost wish it would have had less information to cover, but expounded more on less. Nevertheless, I learned that in saying, “No,” more I was actually saying, “Yes,” to owning my truth and my power….and that’s a pretty wonderful thing. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review.
This book rates 5 stars for its important message about putting aside what we don't want in order to find the freedom to achieve and allow what we do want. It loses 3 stars for the lack of fact-checking, which is a distraction. Please note: The brain does not think. The mind does.