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).
In Influence & Success Insights Video #19 titled, “Saying No Respectfully and…Effectively, Part 1” we look at why it’s perfectly fine (and often highly-suggested) to say no; providing it’s done in the right way; one which honors both the other person, and your own boundaries.
In the first part of this series, a look at two ways many are taught to say no that, in my opinion, are actually counterproductive.
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