‘No’ Is My Favorite Word

‘No’ Is My Favorite Word

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  1. Hey Stefanie!

    I don’t have a favorite word. But, if I had to choose I would also say the word “No”. The reason would be because that word comes with opportunities. When someone tells you No, you have an opportunity to do more and better, right.

    The word No allows for a greater challenge. So, in the end, you can actually end up getting better and doing better. Whereas if you always get a Yes then there is no room for growth as there aren’t any real challenges.

    This has been a very interesting topic and article!

    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  2. “NO” is under-used and sorely needed. Most of the time when my co-workers are complaining, I’m thinking, “If you just had some boundaries, if you would just say No, this would not be happening to you.”

    • Haha, I can just picture that Catherine. 🙂

      Since saying no is almost taboo sometimes, it can be a tough thing to learn and get comfortable with — even once you know there are benefits.

  3. “No” was my ex-wife’s favorite word. Oh, I’m sorry, that was mean.

    When someone asks me to edit something that’s just not right for me, I can say “no,” but I don’t like it. It’s too much like a rejection letter, and speaking as a novelist, I know all about those. However, as a result of years of in-person networking, I now have a small network of people who don’t do what I do, but who do something similar. Some more similar than others. So now my usual word of rejection isn’t “no,” but rather “no, I can’t help you, but _____ can.”

    Okay, that’s more than one word. Oh well. It’s still my favorite.

  4. Hi Stefanie,

    This article handles a very unusual topic. The tips are great starting from how to identify a wrong client.

    Treating our own business as a client and doing whatever it takes to make it work is the way to go. Saying no to what is not working is a necessity. This article puts our perspective at the correct angle.

    Thanks for sharing your insights. Have a great day!

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