The Power of No - Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness
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.
About the Authors
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.
"Every 'no' makes space for the perfect 'yes.' It's impossible to thrive in an overcommitted world. And yet it's so easy to get caught up--to drain our energy bank account, leaving us mentally, physically, and spiritually bankrupt. Your freedom may be closer than you think. The Power of No by James and Claudia Altucher is an invitation to a universe of meaningful opportunities on the other side of 'no.' I'm so grateful for this book and I know you will be too."
-- Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author of Crazy Sexy Kitchen
"The Power of No takes a fresh approach to becoming masterful at using 'no' to say 'yes' to life. Grounded in both practical and spiritual wisdom, James and Claudia take the reader on an unexpected journey that explores a variety of ways we prevent ourselves from being fully present in the here and now. Their book is filled with magic that can change your life if you're brave enough to follow their lead!"
-- Cheryl Richardson, author of The Art of Extreme Self-Care
"I would recommend this book to any member of the human species. It's bold, empowering, and useful. It gave me the courage to turn down distractions so that I could focus on the important things in life, like endorsing this book."
-- A. J. Jacobs, New York Times best-selling author of Drop Dead Healthy
"James Altucher is scary smart."
-- Stephen Dubner, author of Freakonomics
"What I like about James is you can tell he came from a roller coaster. He chose his own path to success without knowing the outcome. And... one thing is for sure: if you don't make courageous choices for yourself, nobody else will."
-- Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter
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