Working Conversations Episode 115:

How to Say No

Have you ever found it difficult to say "no" when someone asks for something?

The fear of disappointing others, the discomfort of not meeting their needs, and the longing for social connections can make uttering that simple two-letter word feel like an insurmountable challenge.

However, constantly saying yes means you are prioritizing relationships with others without considering our own needs and that can lead to a sense of regret.

But what if I told you that learning how to say "no" with professionalism, compassion, and grace is not only possible but essential for your well-being?

It's an important skill to master in order to set boundaries, manage your workload, and maintain your productivity.

In this episode, I share valuable insights on the art of saying "no."  Whether you're facing situations that need a “no” at work or in your personal life, this episode will equip you with the skills to set boundaries effectively and prioritize your own well-being.

So, if you’re living your life for other people’s approval I want to encourage you to do some personal work on that. Believe me, it has so many benefits!

Saying no professionally and respectfully will give you some breathing space. It will help you honor your own boundaries and manage your workload.

Join me as I share the step-by-step process on how to say no. You’ll discover how to demonstrate your assertiveness, how to keep you focus on your own goals, how to preserve your mental well-being, and how to prevent burnout.

Listen and catch the full episode here or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also watch it and replay it on my YouTube channel, JanelAndersonPhD.

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