Why You're Not Saying No Enough (And How to Fix It)
For just being two measly letters long, "no" seems to be one of the hardest words in the English language for many of us to say.
But it's actually incredibly important for our careers (and our sanity!) that we learn to say it and stand behind it. That's why we've gathered some of the best resources from around the web on how and when to say a resounding "no!"
Want more? Check out some of our great articles on saying "no!"
Don't want to write a letter of recommendation for someone or join (another) committee? Use one of these cut-and-pasteable scripts next time you need to say no.
Feeling overworked, overwhelmed, and overcommitted? Maybe it's time to start saying "no" to a few things. Before you start to panic, we'll give you a few reasons why it's totally OK (and a few ways to get started).
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Erin believes in the power of content to spread ideas, build communities, and engage and delight people—which is why she spends her days helping employers and brands do just that. During her time at The Muse, Erin has also worn the hats of personal website expert, video producer, Shutterstock wrangler, master lunch-packer, and company librarian. Erin is always looking for new places to explore on the weekends, and she almost never says no to tea and a croissant. Invite Erin to tea at eringreenawald.com or on Twitter @erinaceously.More from this Author