Saying No Is Good For Your Wealth!
Saying "no" is good for your wealth, and today I want to share a quick exercise to help you say no. You can do this even if you are one of the many people who get totally out of their comfort zone by saying NO.
I often see this with my clients with the 'Nurturer' money archetype. They have a challenge with creating money boundaries, which relate to their business boundaries. You can work out your money personality profile by taking the Sacred Money Archetypes quiz.
Saying "No" Exercise
Create a list of requests or questions that you want to start to decline but, up to now, have reluctantly said yes to.
This list could include:
- Can you help me with ....(fill in the blank, something you often get asked to help with)?
- Can you just tell me?
- Can you lend me £100? - maybe that relates more to family & friends than your business, but you can use this exercise concerning boundaries in all areas of your life.
- Can you just read my new webpage/report for me? I need to get it sorted by the close of business today.
Once you start writing your list, I'm sure you'll find a whole host of things that you want to say NO to.
Practice, practice, practice
Then, you practice saying NO. If you are going to step out of your comfort zone, then it's good to practice. Practice makes perfect, right?
- Read the questions and practice saying NO out loud.
- Get your accountability buddy to ask questions, and practice saying no.
- Write the question and then the word NO in your journal.
No Is a Complete Sentence
Whilst NO is a complete sentence; you might find it easier to have a slightly longer sentence. "No, I'm sorry, I can't" is still saying no, but it might be more in line with your vocabulary.
In this case, work out what you will say in each situation on your list and practice those.
This is helping you and the person you are saying no to. If this is a business situation and you are giving information away for free all the time, you are training your clients to expect more and more. They then don't value your advice, and they will start paying less attention to the advice you give them.
There is nothing worse than giving the same advice to someone, for free, time and time again!