When it comes to business, I have learned the importance of saying No.
I used to take all the work I can get because my focus was on the wrong place: Money! I had to learn the hard way, that is better to just work with what you can handle and keep it simple. Don’t get me wrong I love new challenges and learning new things, but we must know our business limitations.
I was afraid to say no and that affected my productivity and my personal life. Learning to live simpler also means learning to set and maintain limits.
Follow these 3 steps to just say no when necessary:
- Keep your response simple. If you want to say no, be firm and direct.
- Don’t feel guilty for saying no to a client, you rather say No if there is something you can’t do.
- Be true to yourself and your business. You have to learn to also say no to new business partners and collabs that just don’t add value to your business.
Business Hack: Surround yourself with other professionals that are good in different areas and refer them to your clients, say no, but with a solution.
Always remember: It’s OK to say NO. Take only what you can actually handle. You have nothing to lose but some of the simplicity you’ve worked to create.