Saying No Respectfully and…Effectively, Part 1

As human beings we generally want to please others; to come through for people, to be of value to them. Thus, when someone asks us to do something, we’ll often say “yes” even though we’d really rather say no. Even though we feel we should say no. And even when not saying no sets us up for a probable negative result (i.e. not being able to deliver on what we said “yes” to).