movie, Yes Man,
a personal development guru tells down-and-out Carl Allen (played by Jim
Carrey): "You say no to life and, therefore, you are not living." Taking this
statement to heart, Allen agrees to say Yes
to all the people and opportunities that come his way .... and soon learns how
precarious and depleting Yes can be.
account reflects what a lot of us experience in real life and what an article
from MayoClinic.com confirms: It's easier to say yes,
but saying no may be a healthier option.
You add a lot of unnecessary and unhealthy stress to your life when you honor
too many requests for your time and talents.
sake of your professional sanity, and overall wellbeing, you need to learn how
to say No to your boss, to your
co-workers and to your clients or customers - at least some of the time. (As a
father of 7, I practice the art of No
the learning process going, this article outlines 6
Ways to Say 'No' and Mean It.
There is, among others:
As explained in this post on 10 Ways to Say No to Your Boss,
an honest and straightforward explanation is best.
If you still need more insight into the power of No, you can find it, along with some practical
guidance, in this Psychology Today look
at setting boundaries at work .
by Bradley Eggers
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