In a world of 'shoulds' and 'musts' choice seems unattainable. Accepting 'NO' is saying 'YES' to greater freedom, time, and pleasure.

Have you ever considered that the tiniest word
'NO'
can change everything?

This book is a manifesto for anyone who wants autonomy. Explore these pages to learn about saying 'NO' and how 'YES' may not always be your best option.

Paperback $39.95 +p&h

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eBook (.pdf) $9.95

Order and download the .pdf version right here after August 1, 2024. Otherwise, specialised international online sellers will be announced shortly.

Volume Purchases 

If you purchase a quantity of the books—say, ten or more—it serves as a great motivational tool, business reminder, and gift for your colleagues. For enquiries regarding bulk orders, send me an email at df@tickthoseboxes.com.au

I will get back to you right away with a great discount for your organisation.

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'NO' - Building a Life of Choice Without Obligation

Available from 1st August 2024

STOP
putting your plans and
dreams on hold

IT'S TIME TO FOCUS
on your priorities
not others

ELIMINATE distractions
enough with the excuses
and people-pleasing.

Darren with his arms crossed and is smiling

Darren Finkelstein, The Accountability Guy®

A formidable international accountability coach, business advisor, mentor, and author/speaker, fostering development and measurable results in entrepreneurship, leadership, and accountability. Darren’s tale is one of perseverance, self-reinvention, and resilience.

In compelling execution, Darren has inspired high-achieving individuals and teams from Australia and New Zealand to Latin America, Europe, Asia, the UK, and the US to embrace accountability—your superpower.

The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game“, one of Darren’s bestselling books, guides his one-on-one and group coaching programs.

Darren’s experience as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ at Apple Australia during the Steve Jobs revolution and his subsequent business sale and successful exit of his lifestyle business(es) with a business partner, illustrate that he passionately ‘walks the talk.’

  • It’s possible you’re already living a life of choice and duty without realising it,
  • Saying ‘NO’ is the ultimate expression of personal freedom, responsibility, and liberation
  • It’s about putting your health, aspirations, and ambitions over external pressures.
Available from 1st August 2024

This book will help you understand the importance of saying ‘NO’. Accepting ‘NO’ is saying ‘YES’ to greater freedom, time, and pleasure.

Greetings from your new beginning, which begins with ‘NO’. 

Paperback $39.95 +p&h

Postage and handling:

+  $ 9.95 Aust/NZ delivery
+ $19.95 Worldwide delivery

eBook (.pdf) $9.95

Order and download the .pdf version right here after August 1, 2024. Otherwise, specialised international online sellers will be announced shortly.

Volume Purchases 

If you purchase a quantity of the books—say, ten or more—it serves as a great motivational tool, business reminder, and gift for your colleagues. For enquiries regarding bulk orders, send me an email at df@tickthoseboxes.com.au

I will get back to you right away with a great discount for your organisation.

Discover the freedom of choice
start with ‘NO’
“The Best Accountability Coach in the Game”
Andrew Griffiths – International Bestselling Author and Speaker


“One of the World’s Leading Accountability Coaches”

Callum Laing – Investor & Entrepreneur, Veblen Director Programme
Darren Finkelstein name written in signature style text

How does this book
'NO' - Building a life of choice without obligation work?

My 10-Step framework, outlines how to make those difficult decision easy.

“Boundaries by Design” will help you to consciously choose ‘NO’ with respect and empathy.

It starts moving you and your business forward towards achieving your GOALS.

Beginnings
  • The reasons why ‘NO’ is so effective.
  • Yeah-Nah – the Captain’s Call
  • Embracing the power of ‘NO’
  • Why saying ‘NO’ is worthy of discussion
  • Accountability and ‘NO’ are intimately linked
Chapter 1

The power of 'NO'

  • The rationale for declining requests
  • Frequently held beliefs about saying ‘NO’
  • Examples from history, sports, and business where saying ‘NO’ was decided and executed
  • The Generation Gap
  • Admired Case Study: Taylor Swift
Chapter 2

Historical and cultural views on refusing offers

  • How refusal is viewed in various cultures;
  • ‘NO’ table individuals in history who were regarded as wise
  • Religious Beliefs and Teachings
  • Modern society’s evolution of assertiveness
Chapter 3

Understanding your boundaries

  • The Psychology of ‘NO’
  • Personal boundaries and psychological obstacles to saying ‘NO’
  • Methods for acknowledging and respecting your boundaries
Chapter 4

Saying ‘NO’ in personal relationships

  • Finding a balance between empathy and assertiveness
  • Case Studies: friendships and families
  • Effective communication without guilt
Chapter 5

The workplace art of saying ‘NO’

  • Differentiating between assertiveness and aggression
  • Agreeing to responsibilities and workload
  • Establishing mutual respect and trust through transparent communication
  • Expert Insights– Callum Laing, Investor/Entrepreneur
Chapter 6

Strategic 'NO’ - Choosing for long-term objectives

  • Studying successful people and their decision-making processes;
  • Keeping focused and avoiding distractions
  • Matching daily decisions with long-term goals
Chapter 7

The power of ‘NO’ in consumer behaviour

  • Budgeting and financial planning; investing in what matters;
  • ‘NO’ and Financial Freedom
  • Saying ‘NO’ to unhealthy habits can have a positive impact on one’s physical and mental well-being.
  • Breaking unhealthy habits.
Chapter 8

My 10-Step Framework
“Boundaries by Design” - to consciously choose ‘NO’

  • (Footnote) – My story behind the checklist
    – Overcoming Adversity with Structure
  • Strategic Planning as a Path to Success
  • The Power of Deliberate Choice
  • Empowering Others Through Shared Wisdom
  • Nothing Beats Accurate Data
Chapter 9

Technology Boundaries

  • Disconnecting in a Connected World
  • Information overload and social media management
  • Finding calm in the age of constant connectivity
  • Cybersecurity – ‘NO’ don’t click that link
Chapter 10

‘NO’ as a tool for personal development and learning

  • The authors discuss how to embrace discomfort in order to grow.
  • Learn from rejection and failure.
  • Provide case studies of personal transformation.
  • Effective Communication: The Best Way to Say ‘NO’
  • Expert Insights– The Power of ‘NO’ in Scientific Focus and Goal Clarity – Perspective from Professor Selma Saidi Ph.D. – Technische Universität Braunschweig
Chapter 11

‘NO’ is oxygen to accountability

  • The Essence of Accountability
  • ‘NO’ as a boundary-setter
  • The clarity that comes with ‘NO’
  • ‘NO’ and the power of choice
  • Strengthening relationships through ‘NO’
  • The courage to say ‘NO’
Chapter 12

Saying ‘NO’ in your life

  • Workable techniques for daily activities
  • Affirmations and setting realistic objectives
  • Creating a network of support
  • Consenting adults
  • Does ‘NO’ ever mean ‘YES’
  • Expert Insights- with Andrew Griffiths
    International Bestselling Author and Global Speaker. 
Chapter 13

My 101 reasons why saying ‘NO’ is darn effective

  • My 101 reasons, the complete 1-101 list.
Final Thoughts

Choosing to live a life of freedom rather than obligation

  • Condensing Essential Takeaways
  • Providing motivational meta-stories
  • Promoting an ongoing process of personal development

Three more reasons to read this book:

  1. Discover a step-by-step guide to defining your limits using my ‘Boundaries by Design’ framework. 
  2. Enhance relationships by saying ‘NO’ with respect and empathy.
  3. Create plans to prioritise personal and business goals using my checklists.
“MASTER THE ART OF ‘NO’ AND I GUARANTEE YOU WILL FORGE THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.”
ANDREW GRIFFITHS – INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR
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BUY THE BOOK NOW

Waste no more time, your clock is ticking. Imagine turning mandatory tasks into empowering choices. Imagine if ‘NO’ could lead you to abundance and freedom.
This book will show you that ‘NO’ can open the door to a life you never thought possible.
So why wait?

Available from 1st August 2024

Paperback $39.95 +p&h

Postage and handling:

+  $ 9.95 Aust/NZ delivery
+ $19.95 Worldwide delivery

eBook (.pdf) $9.95

Order and download the .pdf version right here after August 1, 2024. Otherwise, specialised international online sellers will be announced shortly.

Volume Purchases 

If you purchase a quantity of the books—say, ten or more—it serves as a great motivational tool, business reminder, and gift for your colleagues. For enquiries regarding bulk orders, send me an email at df@tickthoseboxes.com.au

I will get back to you right away with a great discount for your organisation.