How to say NO in business – Jessica Payne LIVE

How easy is it for you to say no?

Awesome show today!!! We had a great discussion around rules and tools to make saying no and setting boundaries easier. Ditch the toxic clients and freebies for clarity, efficiency and well – more happiness and fulfillment doing what you love. Tons of advice and links in the comments.

Due to the popularity of this topic, I’ve decided to make it a recurring show. Do you LOVE saying no? Is there a phrase you use or a red flag you look out for? I’d love to know!

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I’m a former teacher, and we were taught that we have to help all of our students. That was a tough change for me to make as I transitioned out of teaching and into business. I still might feel a little bad saying no, but I have trained my brain into seeing it as an opportunity for a better door to open up with a different client. 🙂

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  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I meant no meaning not right now. If you don’t know a lot about the subject or product yet. Learn more about it first then add it to your prtfolio of services

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  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    So many people use the “Fake It to you Make it” This is bad business in my opinion. By being honest and saying I am learning it right now, so I can refer you right now until I get to know it right for you.

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  4. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I have found that only allowing certain times of the week for meetings is quite advantageous. I only meet on certain days at certain times so that I can respect my own time to work and get things accomplished.

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  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Isn’t it amazing how using the word No, is different depending on your position in business. As an owner or servicer, we get to say no for a variety of reasons to not take on the business. On the other hand as a salesperson they are taught a “No” means you haven’t sold me yet. lol

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  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Rj introduced me to the “Be Focused” app based on the Pomodoro technique. That has helped me only work for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break. The ticking sound really helps me stay focused. My husband, however, can’t stand it. 😂

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  7. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I don’t have those convos anymore. They get 10 min to explain what their problem is and then I refer them to someone who can help and has the time to be intentional about helping them.

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  8. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I actually said to someone recently. “Hey lets bang are heads together and run some ideas pass each other.” Opinions on your ideas can help and yes I actually said it that way LOL

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  9. Jessica Payne
    Jessica Payne says:

    Would any of you want to come on a part II of this show? I’m totally willing to pull a Steven Healey and run it from the background if I have more speakers than slots on the show. Or we can do a round-robin!

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