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Learning to Say No

The Perfect Way To Say No (And Make It Stick)

| Jeff Haden | Posted 07.11.2014 | Small Business

Saying yes to too many opportunities, too many projects, and too many people is a recipe for failure. As entrepreneur Derek Sivers likes to say, "No m...

How to Say "No" While Laughing Along the Way

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

I was stopped in my tracks one day when a client asked me "what I did for fun" outside the office. It was the ONLY question he had all day that I couldn't answer.

Saying 'No' Can Yield Big Returns

Steph Wagner | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Steph Wagner

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was "YES!" It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query.

Battling the Alpha Mom Syndrome

Beth Rosen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Beth Rosen

I always seem to say "yes" when asked to help. I am one of many women that suffer from a disturbing illness that I like to call the Alpha Mom Syndrome.

Why Can't 'No' Mean 'No'?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My 13-year-old son refuses to take 'no' for an answer. No matter how much I explain why I won't raise his allowance or let him watch an inappropriate movie, he follows me around, demanding better reasons. It makes me so angry! Why can't 'no' mean 'no'?"

The Key To Getting Exactly What You Want Out Of Life

Carre Otis | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

I've come to understand that language impacts thought, and vice versa. Without owning the word "no," and all the other language under what I like to think of as the "No Umbrella," I was denying myself the conviction and power that comes with it.

Saying Yes to No

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

As many of my generation of caretaking, overextended, multi-tasking women can attest to, saying yes is easy; saying no can be tough.