Do you have the guts to say no?
September 7, 2019

Doing What Works logo 181013When someone asks if you want to do something and you don't, just say, "No, thanks." Or, "It was sweet of you to think of me, but I'm going to pass. Thanks, though!" Whatever your version of "no" is, as long as it doesn't include an excuse. An excuse gives the other person something to counter, and you aren't opening a discussion. You're closing one. What if it isn't quite that easy? That's when you volunteer you're booked, you're on deadline, you have other commitments. You don't have to mention those commitments are to yourself. They still count!