Why “No” Needs to Be Your New Best Friend

Mindset

You’ve over scheduled yourself and now you’re totally overwhelmed, but whenever you say “no” you immediately feel guilty and selfish 😭⁣⁣⁣⁣

Can you relate?? ⁣⁣⁣⁣

While I’m not a pro at saying “no,” it has definitely become one of my top vocab words over the past year 😂 ⁣⁣

So let’s dive into 3 guilt-free strategies for saying “no” 👇🏼⁣⁣⁣⁣

(1.) Know Your No⁣⁣⁣⁣

Determine what is important to you and then acknowledge what isn’t. When you know WHERE and HOW you want to spend your time, it becomes easier to identify and decline the opportunities that don’t align with those boundaries 🙅🏽‍♀️⁣⁣⁣⁣

(2.) Be courteous and appreciative ⁣⁣⁣⁣

Thank them for thinking of you and extending the opportunity, but let them know you’re currently prioritizing XYZ ☺️⁣⁣⁣⁣

For example, “Thank you for inviting me to attend this event, however, I am currently prioritizing my time completing homework and preparing new service launches, so I’ll have to kindly decline the offer to attend. Thank you for thinking of me though!” ⁣⁣⁣⁣

(4.) Offer an Alternative Option⁣⁣

Maybe you know someone who might be genuinely interested in the opportunity, or you don’t want to meet for coffee but you’re happy to hop on a quick phone call instead. See if you can find some sort of compromise that lends to a more mutually beneficial outcome 🤷🏽‍♀️⁣⁣

Warren Buffett once said, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.” 🗣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Tell me – what are some things you’re going to say “no” to this week so you can make room for some “HECK YESES?” 😍 ⁣⁣

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