Sometimes we have a hard time telling others “No.” Unfortunately, leaving it unsaid can become very costly for you. You lose time to do the things you really want, or need, to do. And you may even feel resentful towards the other person and yourself.

Telling others that you can’t acquiesce to their every request doesn’t have to be difficult.
Martina McGowan in the article “Saying ‘No’ in 6 steps” published on her blog Martina’s story provides us a few ideas you can put into use:

  1. Explain
  2. Delay
  3. Consider it
  4. Know what you want and need
  5. Suggest an alternative
  6. But…

Read full article on: http://martinamcgowan.com/2012/11/no-6-easy-steps/

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