Saying NO is just plain hard. That is why I’ve created an entire coaching series on How to Say NO and Feel Good About It.
In the previous post in this series, I share the 2 main considerations of a NO response:
- The Cost of a YES.
- The Gain of a NO.
Considering these 2 monumental truths make it easier to understand why NO is not a negative response – it’s not a dirty word..not even close. I even created a guide for you in evaluating your YES. Check it out HERE.
Is there a right way and and wrong way to say NO. Sure there is, but it is not an exact science with a one size fits all response. My goal is to provide you with some truth statements to digest, some strategies to implement and specific scripts to use so that you have the tools you need to feel comfortable in using the word NO. From there, you’ll grow into your own style of responding to requests using these 3 main keys.
- Truth Statements are your defense against your Chronic YES Condition Symptom(s). These statements are the truths that combat the lies which are holding you back from saying NO. I’ve created a Truth Statement for each of the 5 symptoms. Read it, recite it, bathe in it until you believe it. Each time you are approached with a request, it will be a reminder to evaluate your YES based on facts not feelings.
- Strategies are the the practical help in how to craft your NO statements so that you are honest, clear and kind in your response. I share 9 strategies that will serve as your framework as you become more comfortable with your NO responses.
- Scripts are a jewel! Although we might tweak any script we are given, they launch us in the right direction, and fast. I’ve had a lot of practice in saying NO over years. I’ve gotten quite good at it. I even feel good about saying NO. (Yes- For real!). I didn’t get there overnight. It took practice and persistence. In that practice and persistence, I’ve developed specific scripts that I share with you in my 4 Part Coaching Series – How to Say No and Feel Good About It. There is a script for any situation. This is good stuff..and just what you need to begin living the life you were created to live – the simplelife.
In my 4 Part Video Coaching Series, How to Say No and Feel Good About, I give you everything you need to say NO with confidence and feel good about it. Because I know you’ll love this series, I’ll send you access to session 1 for FREE. Request it HERE.
Session 1 – The Real Reason You Can’t Say NO
Session 2 – The Cost of YES. The Gain of a NO.
Session 3 – How to Say NO – Truths, Strategies & Scripts
Session 4 – What is the Right YES?
Check out the previous post in this series: