Sharon, I think I may have developed a bit of a “yes man” mentality over the years. In most cases, it is probably to avoid conflict (out of fear, right?) – my justification is that I am a team player, I am flexible, I want to keep everything running smoothly, and am hopeful and welcoming [...]
Sharon will share How To Set Personal Boundaries Without Damaging the Relationship or Sacrificing Sales or Your Career with Charmaine Hammond on Conversations with Charmaine Wednesday May 8th at 12:30pm pacific Do you ever asked yourself, “Why do I allow others to dump more on my plate, treat me poorly and take advantage of me?” [...]
In the give and take of a relationship, are you ALL give? Do you say “Yes” in an attempt to avoid the pain of saying “No?” Do you wish you had more time, more respect and didn’t lie awake at night kicking yourself that everybody else’s priorities are more important? Oh “NO!” Did [...]
We would all like to think we have perfect poker faces and are less emotionally expressive then we really are.
Poker players try all sort of tricks to cover their face lest, they give away their position. They try all sorts of tricks from biting our lip to holding our breath to keep our emotional face in line with the curtain we want to show the world. Imagine have to bite your lip to walk into a board of directors meeting…? I wouldn’t suggest it.
I have no problem saying ”no” most of the time but I find myself using the wrong words and tone of voice. So I come across as being uncooperative and not a “team player” because I don’t communicate as eloquently as I would prefer when choosing to say ”no”. Any tips you can share? Good question Lynn…
Rule #2: Size of Ask x Time = # of Yes(es) possible…
Size of Ask: Those experts in “pester power” have “center-of-the-universe’itis” and they most often think they are being perfectly reasonable in asking just one more favor of you.
Time: How often have you heard “It will only take a minute…” and learned that…..
This Wednesday, JOIN ME for a *no*cost* webinar on “How To Say No With Ease” at noon eastern where you can learn to say “No” with courage conviction and ease too! Here is my #1 Rule…
Register here: http://sharonsayler.com/no-with-ease-webinar/
Do you find yourself stretched “too thin” and often feel guilt or shame when you want to say “No?” Do you say “Yes” in an attempt to avoid the pain of saying “No?” Do people dump “stuff” on you that isn’t your job, but you do it anyway? Oh “NO!” You [...]
Guest post: The bell rings to start the fight! The crowd is roaring to cheer on the contender they want to win, Perception or Communication. They are evenly challenged though their strengths reside in different areas, this will be a good fight!
I had to share this email ad that landed in my Inbox today. It went right into my “Things that make you go hummm” file.
Seriously, two misspell words out of a five word ad and they want me to believe their product was built CAREFULLY….