“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.” ~ Warren Buffet
What a little word for such a big impact.
Saying no can mean the difference between living a life run by other people or one filled with time for your own priorities.
Saying no can mean that you are coming into alignment with the reality that aren’t going to be able to do it all in this lifetime – and that is really OK.
Saying no to ideas, people, and projects – even if they are good – leaves you with the time and energy to say yes to the amazing opportunities that flow your way.
Here is a sneaky time trap that is easy to fall into: saying yes to others so we don’t have to do the really scary thing of saying yes to ourselves.
Boy am I guilty of this one!
A friend of mine, Tiffany Lynn Lepp is Christian Professional Organizer and Coach based in St. Louis, Missouri. Over the past several years she has organized and coached hundreds of clients on how to say no to clutter (mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional) in their lives so they can live more freely.
This topic is so important to her that she wrote an entire ebook on the subject which you can find here.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Tiffany about her work and this book a few months ago. Watch the 7-minute video below to learn more about Tiffany’s philosophy and to hear some of a few wonderful tips on how to say no more often.
If you are someone that struggles with saying no and would like some more understanding, motivation, and actual scripts to use to help you build this muscle, I highly recommend you check out Tiffany’s book here.
Have you learned any tips over the years on how best to say no? Be sure to share your thoughts below.