Posts by Naomi Yaw

Naomi Yaw is an empowerment coach helping stressed-out people pleasers create healthy boundaries and say no with confidence.  Her People Pleaser’s Toolkit has helped hundreds of people reclaim their time, money, and sanity.  Since she stopped people pleasing, Naomi has started a business, published a book, and traveled extensively with her husband of 22 years.  Learn more about becoming Thoughtfully Selfish at www.naomiyaw.com.

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3 Questions Every People-Pleaser Should Ask Before Making a Decision

“The one thing you learn is when you can step out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable, you see what you’re made of and who you are.” ~Sue Bird

I am a recovering people-pleaser.

I grew up in a hardworking, blue-collar house, nestled in a humble, rural, blue-collar town. I was instructed, both consciously and unconsciously, on how to fit in and play my part.

My entire decision-making process revolved around what I was supposed to do, how my actions made others feel, and the impact I would have on the status-quo. I became a teacher because that …