Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Saying "No"

Saying "no" is hard. I just had to do that after being invited to write a chapter for a book. It gets easier when you realize that the consequences of not being clear upfront can hurt others far more than simply saying "no." I try not to be rude when saying no. Sometimes, though, you have to be short and not give excuses or be defensive. You really don't owe anyone a reason for saying no.