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Ok already! I get it!
The reason for the very clear, and perhaps a bit over-bearing, title is that today I want to talk just a little bit about saying No.
It’s extremely important in business to be able to recognize opportunities that are aligned with your goals and ones that are not. And, it’s important to be able to, politely and firmly, say, “No,” if they are not a good fit.
A few things come into play here… first, you need to be clear on your goals. If you’re not, then you won’t be able to judge what may be good and what is likely to take you off the path you’ve determined to tread.
Second, you need to have the strength to let certain opportunities pass you by, knowing that, while they may be really great, they’re not right for you. That means you have to trust your gut and not let scarcity or limited thinking interfere with what you know is right for you.
Another area you’ll need to practice getting good at saying, “No,” in is with other people. It could be your family, your friends, your entrepreneurial peers – any number of people. Some will inherently respect your boundaries and not ask you to do things you normally get paid for, and some won’t. For those that won’t you get to build your ‘NO’ muscle and practice setting your own boundaries.
And, by the way, if you’re not quite sure what your goals are, so you aren’t clear about opportunities, we can work through it in my new Rapid Fire Session™. Or, we can dig into your marketing and figure out what tweaks need to be make to get your marketing working like gang-busters…. or… you get the idea. Reach out and let me know what’s going on, and I’ll let you know if the Rapid Fire Session™ is right for you. If it’s not, I’ve got a slew of amazing people in my network, and I can probably point you in the direction of someone who is the right fit.