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"No" Isn't A Dirty Word

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Choices with Judi Moreo

Choices with Judi Moreo


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It's important to learn to say "No' when you want to say "No."  Too many of us agree to do things we don't really don't want to do because we don't want to hurt someone's feelings. If you are allowing others to use up your precious time because you haven't learned to say "No," listen as host, self-help author and motivational speaker, Judi Moreo, discusses the reasons we say "Yes," when we really want to say "No,"and how we can overcome this.

If you are saying "yes" for any of the following reasons:

  • you feel obligated to spend time with another person 
  • the other person acts like they really want to be with you even though you don't want to be with them
  • you don't want to explain why you'd like to say "No"
  • the other person is important to you
  • you don't want the other person to perceive you as negative
  • you would really like to spend time with the other person but the time is just not right

then you will benefit from Judi's formula for saying "No" with tact and finess.

Your personal integrity and worth depend on pleasing yourself.  Learn to use your time and your money doing what is right for you.  You are only responsible you.  It is a real challenge to know how to say "No," especially to family and friends.  It's easy to fall into a pattern of feeling guilty.  Stop saying "Yes" to others because you believe "No" will hurt their feelings.  When you do things because you want to, it will pay off for both people.