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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

How to say no without guilt

Overcommitment. It's a common problem and one that I suffer from.
Thankfully, Miami life coach Pat Morgan has shared a much-needed article with me. How to say without guilt. The article appeared in an issue of 365 Days of Coaching, by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee.
Here are the highlights: Saying no comes hard to a lot of people. If you are not sure if you want to commit to a request, tell the person you need time to think about it. Doing this allows you to check your other commitments and think about how the new task will fit in. If it doesn't, get back with the person and let them know you won't be able to commit.It is difficult to say no when you are in the habit of saying yes. To get used to the concept, practice saying no as often as possible. If you decide that you really want to say yes you can always change your mind.
To read more on the coach's blog, click here.


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