March 2, 2020

How to say ‘no’ with style

Word 'no' in large letters

This is the seventh in a series of tips on how to handle crazy busy and not get caught up in the ‘fear’ of failing to handle it, and the resulting stress chemicals.

Seventh tip: How to say ‘no’ with style

In the last tip, I suggested you notice what was going on when you said ‘yes’.

Sometimes, you need to say ‘no’ – for you, for your health, for the good of the task you are declining.

Here is a basic sentence structure you can use

    • Acknowledge the other person’s view
    • ‘however…’
    • Say what you feel
    • State what you want to happen.

Here are tips on how to use this structure and the art of saying ‘no’.

And here are some phrases you can use to say ‘no’ with style.

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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