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Why Saying No is a Good Thing

YesI've been asked so many times.... "But don't we have to say YES to life? How can you walk around saying "no" to everything? That doesn't seem right!"

I was interviewed this past week on a fabulous Podcast Show called "Bolder Business Woman Podcast" where the same question came up. I'd love to say a few words to that today.

We don't have to say "no" to everything that comes our way, that's not the idea at all. We don't have to say "no" just because we can, or have learnt how to.

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Pressure to Help a Client

Written 21 January 2014

b2ap3_thumbnail_pressure.jpgI had to giggle recently. Actually, I didn’t really feel like giggling when it happened. Looking back, a few hours later, I’m shaking my head at the unbelievable speed with which we can be dumped right back into our old “stuff” and patterns.

I’m talking about my old, favourite pattern. “I can’t say no.”

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I love how you describe the struggle between being kind and helpful to others vs. being kind and mindful of our own needs. I alway... Read More
Sunday, 03 August 2014 10:24
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Declining a Request doesn’t Mean you Have to Say ‘NO’

b2ap3_thumbnail_medium_1747917718.jpgOne of the ways to make sure we have enough time and energy resources for our own use, is to know how and when to say “no” to a request.

Recently I experienced two great examples.

One of them was a friendly request from a friend of a friend. She wrote a book, didn’t know how to market it, and needed my advice.

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Liesel, I'm proud of you for not adding any activity clutter to your agenda! You handled this situation with professionalism, but ... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:40
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Day # 13 of the Virtual Book Tour for No Problem: The Upside of Saying No

Welcome to Day 13 of the Book Tour!

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It was so fun to visit Karen Banes a while ago, we decided to do it again!

This time, we did a fun "Q & A for the Author" - she asked me some really interesting questions and I did my best.... Thanks, Karen!

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Day # 12 of the Virtual Book Tour for No Problem: The Upside of Saying No

Welcome to Day 12 of the Book Tour!

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Today we're heading over to the blog of Karen Banes. She's a freelance writer and author with a multitude of writing and editing skills and specialities.

I explore the reasons I started writing this book and what it's done for me on this remarkable journey! Head on over to Karen's blog and enjoy her offerings for writers.

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“When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you aren’t saying ‘no’ to yourself.”~ Paulo Coelho

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