Connect with us

Success Advice

The Only Thing You Should Say Is NO.

Avatar

Published

on

To catch ups that drain your life and energy.
To meetings for the sake of meetings.
To conversations with negative people on their way to Loserville.

To people that have nothing nice to say (ever).
To people that believe the news channels and their BS.
To people who want to be friends with you based on your status.

My response, and your response, should always be NO.

“No way in hell.”
“No, you are not going to do that again.”
“No, I’m out amigo.”

Executing on your passion and doing what you love is a decision. The word no will set you free and give you the time you need so you can avoid that BS lie called “I’m busy.”

I’m busy means “I can’t say no.”
I’m busy means “I’m afraid to upset people.”
I’m busy means “I want to be perfect.”

Whether you an entrepreneur, consultant, freelancer or employee, the only thing you should say to these ridiculous requests you get every day is N. O.

This is not about being a horrible person; it’s about getting what you want so that those around you can get what they want. If you are tired, pissed off and angry because you can’t say no, everyone else suffers.

The time it takes to work on your passion and execute on your vision requires you to say NO. You must create that time to be creative. It’s your time and it’s your legacy. You are responsible.

Doing less is how you do more. Sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s not. I write so many blog posts because I make time to do so. It’s my priority to serve and I can’t do that by doing dumb stuff that makes other people happy, and me feel unfulfilled.

When I do say yes to things, it’s a treat for my friends and work colleagues who are used to me saying no. It makes the moment ten times more special. Make sacrifices now so that one day you won’t have to. You’ll have all the abundance in the world because you’ve executed on your vision.

Executing is something so many of us dream of but never do. Why? We don’t say no.

STOP! You don’t need to keep telling everyone you have no time.

It doesn’t make you sound smart or like you’re in some special VIP club. Saying you have no time sounds dumb because what you’re really telling us all is “I can’t say no.”

There’s time in the early morning before everyone wakes up.
There’s time after everybody goes to bed.
There’s time during lunch when everyone’s eating things they shouldn’t be and gossiping.
There’s time when everyone’s on holiday and it’s quiet.

Having no time is not something to be proud of or a badge of honor that makes you cool.
Having no time is embarrassing, disorganized, unnecessary and 100% completely in your control.

Stop fooling yourself because I believe you’re smart deep down.

There’s always time when you’re only response to dumb sh*t is no.

If you want to increase your productivity and learn some more valuable life hacks, then join my private mailing list on timdenning.net

Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared millions of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around personal development and entrepreneurship.You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.com

Success Advice

Ego Contributes to Your Success and Failures

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

Bill Russell played for the Boston Celtics for 13 years. Remarkably, his teams won the NBA championship 11 of those 13 years. He felt the key to their success was the development of their team ego. He said when the Celtics entered a building for practice or a game, they left their individual egos at the door. However, what they brought into the building was their team ego. The Celtics knew they were a good team and their mindset towards an opponent was if you are to beat us, you had better bring a great game because we know we are! (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

The Secret Formula for Real Financial Success

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

What do you see?

That Money = Cost x Time ?

Or, that Time = Money/Cost ?

Most of us routinely push through the weekdays while we wait for the next weekend to roll around, giving us a moment to choose how we spend and enjoy our time. For those who are merely working to pay the bills, 71% of every week is a total write-off. It’s a sad statistic. What keeps us spending an entire life stuck in this funk? (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

Be Like Water: 3 Martial Arts Lessons for Negotiation

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

You may wonder what martial arts and negotiation have in common. As a lifetime practicing martial artist, I constantly use lessons from various martial arts to help me in my professional life. One of the most common themes running through all martial arts is the silencing of the “self.” Martial artists meditate to quiet themselves and become more attuned to the processes of the self and the world around them. (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

3 Growth Mindset Adjustments That Double Revenue and Build Freedom

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

Too many business leaders think the latest marketing or sales strategies are the key to growth and building a freedom-based business. They fail to realize that all the strategies in the world won’t work without a strong mindset. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending