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The Only Thing You Should Say Is NO.

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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

Aussie Blogger with 500M+ views — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and Entrepreneurship You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.com

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Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.
 

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.

 

2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.

 

3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.

 

4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.

 

5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.

 

6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.

 

7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.

 

8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.

 

9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.

 

10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.

 

11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.

 

12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.

 

13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.

 

14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.

 

15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.

 

16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.

 

17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.

 

18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.

 

19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.

 

20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.

 

By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

I you want to learn how to become more confident in life then you can join my weekly mentorship calls and 40+ online workshops at AweBliss.com so you can master your life with more success.

 
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