Feb 20

How can you say no if you don’t know what you are saying no to?

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Have you ever caught yourself saying no to something a friend tries to ask you to look at when you don’t really even no what they are asking?

Is Saying No Automatic?

Most of us have friends and family who are involved in things we know nothing about. They may try to involve us and ask us to take a look at whatever it is.

  • It may be a volunteer organization close to their heart.
  • It may be a sport they are passionate about.
  • It may be a product or service they are excited about.
  • It may be a business opportunity.

NoHow many times have you caught yourself being a bit of a crab and saying no automatically just because they have approached you about something before that you weren’t interested in and expect the same this time?

You may have just missed the answer to a problem you have or maybe even one you didn’t realize you have. By saying no, you have sent your friend or family member the message you don’t care enough about them to hear what they have to say and that you don’t care enough about yourself and family to make sure you consider all options for a solution. Are you being fair to yourself?

Is it No or Not Right Now?

Before you can answer this question, you need to take the time to understand what the question really is. If I ask you if you want to sign up for a LegalShield membership or whether you need online marketing tools, I need to understand if whatever I want to show you is a fit and you need to understand what I have to offer. That’s the first step.

Your friend or family member may be asking you to participate in a business opportunity. If you answer “there is no way I would ever get involved in one of those pyramid schemes”, there are two issues. First, you don’t understand what multi-level marketing is, second, you have possibly closed a door without looking through to see what is on the other side and denied yourself a potential solution to a current problem or future opportunity.

Once you have at least taken the time to hear your friend or family member, you have a better idea of what you are saying no to. Now it’s fair to decide if it’s no or not right now. 

Make it a great day!

Barry

P.S What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for a new day. I’m thankful for people with open minds. I’m thankful for you! What are you thankful for today?


 

 

 

 

 

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