Psychology of Entrepreneurship

76. Volume: The Art and Science of Saying No

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Saying no isn’t always easy, but it’s entirely necessary to create boundaries. This goes for your kids, your friends, your family, your co-workers and business associates. But can you say no too much? The art and science of saying no is a bit complex, but it all comes down to staying true to yourself.
In this volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship
When you say no, you’re saying yes to yourself.
Entrepreneurs tend to say yes to everything when it comes to expanding their business and brand. And sometimes, this can be useful, especially when you’re trying to get your name out there. However, setting boundaries is crucial. If you’re hesitant to say no, you’re setting yourself up for resentment, doubt and burnout.
This volume presents another fascinating Clubhouse room. This time we have insights from Kylie Ryan, Chris Dufey, Anna Vocino and Holly Shannon all on the what, when and why of saying no. The conversation varies from tips like reframing your questions and answers to discussions on what you may be missing out on if you constantly say no.
Saying no is a life skill and not one we all have. So in this conversation, we examine the psychology behind both saying yes and no. It’s not just about people-pleasing. Sometimes we feel obligated to say yes even when our gut is saying no. How do we change this and what’s at stake if we don’t? All this fits into the art and science of saying no.
Other Topics Discussed in This Volume:

The Importance of boundaries
Can saying no too much damage your relationships?
Reframing your wording when saying no
Easy No’s vs. Hard No’s
Open heart, strong spine

Links & Resources:
The Power of No
Setting Boundaries Can Help Manage Your Mental Health
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