Tired of being taken advantage of for being too nice? You don't have to turn into a jerk, but you will have to change. It took me many years and tons of mistakes to figure out what I was doing wrong. Call "Stand Up, Doormat" an instruction manual for Nice Guys or whatever, just don't make the same stupid mistakes that I did. Please.
If thirty-year-old Megan were any more of a doormat, she'd have footprints on her back. She takes up running to strengthen her body, but marathon training with cute but heartbroken coach Andrew strengthens her assertiveness too. When her best friend's demands threaten her race Megan must decide: cave in as she always has before or stick to her new-found 'happy pace' in running and life.
How to Stop Being a People Pleaser teaches you seven simple things that you need to do to stop pleasing people to your detriment regardless of whether the compulsive urge to please is brought on by the need for approval, love or validation.