Say This Instead of No

You’ve been working hard all day, and you’ve been fantasizing for a while now about a quiet evening at home with some takeout and your favorite movie. But as you reach for your coat, your phone chirps. It’s a friend, wanting to know if you can go out that night. You hesitate, staring at the …

Recover Your Concentration by Saying No

It seems that no matter how you spend your day – whether you’re a student, an employee, or just trying to live your life, that there are so many demands on your time it’s nearly impossible to get things done. While this might not be a problem every day, there are times when you need …

Keep Your Career on Track by Saying Three Types of “No’s”

Our time is our most valuable resource, especially at work. That’s why it’s so important to keep your day on track and not fill it with things that aren’t going to benefit your career in the long run. Learning how to say ‘no’ is the first rule of business and then to learn three types …

How to Say No to Your Boss

You’re already booked with enough work to keep you at your desk for the next six months, and your boss has a surprise for you – one more project to add onto the pile. What do you do? For the sake of your sanity, and even your physical health, there comes a time to say …

How to Say No Without Burning Your Bridges

Learning how to say ‘no’ is one of the hardest things in the world to do. Why? While there’s always some worry about a potential conflict, often the most troubling aspect of saying ‘no’ has more to do with being terrified of burning our bridges. And with good reason, you may want to, or have …

Saying No to New Opportunities Can Be Good for Your Business

We tend to think of a ‘no’ as a big red stop sign in the middle of the street. But has it ever occurred to you that sometimes saying ‘no’ is what’s going to push you forward? When you’re in business, you’re going to find a plethora of opportunities coming your way. That can become …

5 Steps to Honoring Yourself by Knowing When to Say No

Life is too short to spend your time feeling resentful, depressed and angry. But that’s sometimes easier said than done. We all have our moments where we’re a little down. Think how different life could be though if you could avoid all those bad feelings by just using one little word: No. Knowing when to …

Saying “No” In Challenging Situations

Some people have no problem saying ‘no.’ But, while it might be easy to turn down that blind date with your best friend’s sister’s cousin, you may not find other things so cut and dried. How do you say no in situations that are a little more challenging? The problem with saying ‘no’ is that …

5 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Say No

Have you ever said ‘yes’ to something you wished that you’d said ‘no’ to instead? Chances are you’ve done that not just once, but several times in your life, and likely regretted it every time. Why is it so terribly hard to say ‘no’ when deep down you know that it’s the right thing to …

10 Tips for Saying No to Your Children

From the moment a child learns how to walk, they start hearing the word ‘no.’ Parents get just as tired of saying ‘no’ to their children as the children do of hearing it. What are some alternatives to saying ‘no’ while still establishing firm and secure boundaries as your children grow up? And, without driving …