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ASSERTIVENESS, REJECTION AND YOUR BRAIN

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ASSERTIVENESS, REJECTION AND YOUR BRAIN

First, a definition:  Assertiveness is a series of communication techniques to ensure an interaction is fair and respectful. Put another way: assertiveness is the expectation that your core needs and boundaries are important and worth respecting, but it also means you know that others aren’t mind readers, so you have to tell them what your boundaries and needs are. Example: Imagine you’re in a loooong grocery store line and the man waiting behind you has been standing weirdly, creepily close to you the whooole time you’ve been waiting.   Option A: ignore it and pray to the gods they open...

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EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS

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EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS

You spoke and we listened: We added a last-minute workshop to our February calendar on the Science of Financial Goals. This is our Science of Goals workshop -- revamped to focus specifically on money, including new tools to get through the most common financial goal blocks. If you're ready to get serious about your financial badassery plan, join us. One of the things we'll be covering: How to leverage your environment to achieve your goal.     The science: Experimental psychology researchers have found that our environment can predict a surprising amount of our behavior. The current theory is that the majority of...

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