• Master of the Arts: Excel at Saying No

  • Change the Habit of Pleasing, Overcome the Fear to Refuse, Gain Your Time and Respect, Say No Without Feeling Guilty, Grow Your Wealth and Success
  • By: Beau Young
  • Narrated by: CJ Lewis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Say yes to what matters by saying no to what doesn’t!

If you’re like most people, saying no probably makes you feel uncomfortable. Eventually, you will feel overwhelmed by all the things you said yes to but didn’t really want to do. This can lead to unnecessary stress and anxiety, ruined relationships, a lack of identity, and burnout.  

All of these could have been avoided if you had just said no. But that’s easier said than done, especially since there are emotions and social expectations involved in all our interactions. So, how do you say no when it makes you (and, maybe, others) feel bad? 

In Master of the Arts: Excel at Saying No, you will discover: 

  • How to set healthy boundaries with close friends, family, and romantic partners without feeling guilty about it
  • A simple change in wording that will make it less challenging to refuse someone who asks you for a favor
  • How to respond to your boss without sounding like you’re avoiding additional work or shirking from your responsibilities
  • Seven common mistakes that could backfire on you when trying to politely turn down an invitation or refuse a request
  • The sneaky tactics people use to manipulate you that make it harder for you to say no and how you can recognize and deftly counter them
  • And much more

There’s no need to be afraid of sounding harsh or seeming selfish. You don’t have to change your personality or how you deal with people. You just have to shift your mindset and your priorities. It’s not about saying no to others; it’s about saying yes to yourself. 

Find out what’s truly important to you and say yes to only these things. You’ll find yourself with a lot more time to focus on what really matters in your life.

If you want to take back control of your life by saying no without feeling bad about it, then you need this audiobook today! 

©2020 Beau Young (P)2020 Beau Young

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surprisingly lovely

I wasn't sure what to expect, often I feel like books in this genre end up mansplaining or are tedious- this was generally understated and really helpful. already I feel myself changing and that's just...a huge deal.

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Very motivating

the wonderful and practical information helps to motivate me to overcome my worst enemy at times which is myself. sometimes I don't realize that I hold the keys to my own prison, and need to be reminded that although to be liked by others, doesn't mean that I'm to be a slave to others when they ask me to do something. this gives the information that anyone can use to set themselves free of the high demands and expectations that we can have on ourselves and learn to say no. it's nice to be able to do it without being handcuff to any guilty feelings and this gives you the insight to do so and the right way of thinking about it that we don't always think about and some good and practical tools that we can use that can change the way we think about things that keep us trapped into feeling like we have to say yes instead of saying no. 😊 I this practical knowledge can be useful and practical for just about anyone to improve themselves in a lot of different ways with a better mindset and a more quality life that this very practical information has to offer. thank you.

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This has saved me

All I ever did was feel guilty about saying no. It's so hard, especially when people beg you or come up with a story on why they need help so badly. I would feel like I had an obligation to help them even though I know I needed to get other things done. This created such an issue for me over the years because I never put my own needs first. After reading how people manipulate you, I was able to actually be able to say no because I knew what they were doing. A few weeks later, and here I am, finally being able to work on everything I've put off. I've actually started my own home business for once, and I'm not doing stuff for the family anymore! It feels great!

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I have more time to spend with my wife!!

I have a very pushy boss who is constantly trying to milk the overachievers in our group. When he sees what you are capable of you will have to keep up that pace every minute of the day and pick up slack for others. I was overworked, depressed and the relationship with my wife was crumbling. This book taught me everything I needed to know to persuade my boss to do less. I feel like a real dad now because I can be there for my kids for their after school activities. My only regret is I wish I found this book 10 years ago. I have my life back!!! Thank you Dr. Beau Young, you are a life saver!

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A habit that is hard to break until now

Beau Young brought in a great audiobook in which I have always had problems saying no. CJ Lewis explaining that it is ok to say NO and a few methods in exercise this was a great solution and will practice for sure.

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"No" Will Set You Free

We are often hesitant to say "no" because we don't want to be a villain or seem selfish, and unfortunately, many people like to take advantage of the "yes" man or woman. Friends, families, coworkers and bosses, and strangers, they all want your time and time and energy, but they rarely repay the favor. After all that what is left for you? You only have so much to give, without getting something in return, before you get burnt out and dried up. And you too have your own life to live and business to take care of. I found this audiobook to be an excellent manual to unlock the power of "no." I love how it explains how to calmly but firmly refuse without being rude or flaring up tempers, how to respond to unreasonable or inconvenient demands, and how to spot and avoid manipulators. Don't get me wrong, "yes" still has its place in a few aspects of life, it's just that not as many things as you might think are worth it. Focus on what matters to YOU. I wholeheartedly recommend this audiobook to all, especially empaths and givers.

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Great audiobook

I really enjoyed this audiobook, step by step the author explains how to say no to other people what will give you much more freedom and tranquility, highly recommended!

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  • 12-14-20

Great book on assertiveness

We have limited time and energy in our lives, and if we spend both of them too much for others, we will not have enough energy for ourselves. So identifying where to say “NO” is crucial. And this book will give you everything you need to know when it comes to saying no and be assertive in your action. This book will help you learn where to draw the line for giving too much to other people. You will also learn how your self-esteem is related to your people-pleasing, and this book will give you some solid advice and technique to boost your self-esteem and be assertive. Overall this is easy to understand, insightful book on assertiveness. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

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Practical, Empowering, Insightful

Bought this as friends had family had said I'm too much of a people pleaser -- which I agree with. I tend to bend to other people's whims too easily, and rarely stand up for myself or my desires, often to my own detriment. I bought this title with the hope of developing some tools for overcoming this tendency to say "yes", and wow was it a great decision!

After listening, I am finding myself being more assertive with others, not only about my preferences, but with my thoughts. Most surprisingly, I am finding myself comfortable with disagreeing with others, which I wasn't before. Master of the Arts: Excel at Saying No is as much a manual on self autonomy as it is self esteem. The author helps the listener identify sources of self esteem, and how to overcome deficiencies through various techniques.

The narrator is engaging, easy to understand, and doesn't lose the listener's attention even in longer passages. For anyone looking for an effective and empowering audiobook for becoming more assertive with their own voice/preferences, I would absolutely recommend Master of the Arts: Excel at saying no!

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Saying No Is Super Important

Saying no is one of the most important skills everyone should master. If you help too many people too much, you'll become a people pleaser. It's not bad to please people but it's your own life and you should be your first priority. Many people agree to do something just to be kind. But this way they'll lose respect from others and from themselves! "Saying no is drawing the line in sand." I really liked this quote from the book. I highly recommend listening to it.

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  • Chandler Kitching
  • 12-28-20

This book is a work of art

This book is can be viewed as a build off to Greg McKeown's Essentialism. In his book he doesn't dive that deep into how to say no, leaving me wanting more. That's where this book came in handy. I found myself devouring it like santa eating Christmas cookies. The narrator is very good and the author really knows their stuff. The information is priceless and for the price you're almost getting this great knowledge for free. Give this book a listen!

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  • Byron Tyler
  • 12-23-20

This is the Power Guide to saying NO!!!!!

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I like the research, examples and illustrations behind no and the mindset to change the way we view no. This audio is straight forward and encouraging at the same time. This is the audiobook to listen to if you struggle to say no.

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  • brett lemos
  • 12-23-20

The Art of saying No. Very Important.

Well if i said yes to some things ,wheww would there be trouble in my life. I liked The quotes given in the book and the real life example of Logging in for your friend. The performance by CJ was very good.

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  • 12-21-20

Start getting comfortable with setting boundaries

I think the ability to set healthy boundaries in your life is the best one to master. For some, it's easier than for others, and this is why this book comes in so handy, to give helpful tips on how to navigate different scenarios. The first NOs are always the hardest, but it gets more and more comfortable afterward, getting out of your comfort zone for a bit is well worth it on the long term!

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  • Edvin Szolcsak
  • 12-19-20

Finally I can say NO!

As my mental health is the key for myself, finally with this book I could learn how to say no! Without to be rude with anybody.
This Well researched audiobook speaks mainly about liberal arts institution. A really great resource whoever wants to improve themselves in this area and also whoever needs to improve the self-confidence. I Can't wait for the next episodes!!!

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  • Lou
  • 12-18-20

No, it’s No. Don’t feel guilty

This audiobook is very interesting. I am a person who likes to please, but sometimes I get manipulated. Whether it's my girlfriend or my family. I feel bad for saying no, and even if I say no, they ask again and again for me to say yes.

So, I bought this book. The narrator has a beautiful voice to listen to. I liked the sneaky tactics people use to manipulate you offer in the book. I will use them. This book is full of information to help you say no and not feel bad. I'll let you discover them for yourself.

If you're like me, I highly recommend you to listen to this audiobook or read the book. thanks to the author for writing this book and helping people say no.

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  • T. Huang
  • 12-18-20

If it's not a 100% YES, it's a NO

This book contains many great advice about mastering the arts of saying no. I used to have a difficult time saying no but now I'm getting better at saying yes, not to other but to myself, and respecting y own boundaries. Highly recommends for anyone who want to say YES to themselves and living a happier, more fulfilling life.

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  • Sam
  • 12-16-20

How to say no

I was captured by the title of this book.
It was really what I needed to finally take the driver's seat of my life.
In my job, I always tried to take all the jobs that people were given to me, but that is not the right way to behave, I was just scared by what could have been happened if I'd said "no".
There is just a better way to answer to people without feeling guilty about it.
excellent audiobook and topic

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  • YA
  • 12-08-20

great information

Great book!! I think it's been a long time since I found myself listening to a book from start to finish, and wanting the book to continue,!! The author has given a lot of useful information however number 3 and 10 are my favourite chapters. make sure you have a pen and paper with you when you start listening.

The author not only gives you the information about the art of saying no, but also helps you to practice it.
highly recommend this book to anyone who is a 'people pleaser' like myself and looking to change the habit of a lifetime!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-20

A great life lesson

I wouldn't say that I struggle with this all the time but even as someone who would not describe themselves as a people pleaser this book has taught me that it is okay to be a bit more selfish and say no sometimes. many a time saying 'yes' has just added to my already stressful life and made me sad and I am glad that I am going to start saying 'no' more often