How To Say No, For The People Pleaser Who Always Says Yes
Once you know where you can safely say no, try cutting back on saying yes.
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“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.”
Use awkward pauses as a tool to say no. When a request comes to you (this works only in person), just pause for a moment. Count to three before delivering your verdict.
E-mail is also a good way to start practicing saying "no but" because it gives you the chance to draft and redraft your "no" to make it as graceful as possible. Plus, many people find that the distance of e-mail reduces the fear of awkwardness.
You're asked to do something, and you feel you should say no. However, if you say no, you'll be resented, so you are tempted to say yes. If you say yes, you're going to be frustrated wi...
It’s hard to figure out for managers what kind of people make the best, most productive remote employees.
Optimism is the quality to look for, while the trait to avoid is people-pleasin...
Self-motivation is a great quality for remote workers, as they are at home, only accessible through email or through video conferencing to the manager.
High levels of enthusiasm, a positive approach and choice of words provide clues to the manager if someone has an optimistic frame of mind.
If a manager is getting to hear only what is pleasant to hear, at all times, it can be a cause for concern. Remote employees must be willing to say things that aren’t going right, and most of the time, there are many such things. If they can disagree with you, it’s a good sign.
Also, if an employee is going out of the way to be liked by colleagues, and wastes a lot of time and mental energy on it, he/she is probably a people pleaser.