It is okay to say no, but it is even better to be told no. No means you are in a conversation, now that’s how to see life positively…
Remember the power of NO! It is okay to say no, but it is even better to be told no. No means you are in a conversation, now that’s how to see life positively. Unless of course, the answer is now when asking for more coffee.
Why is getting a No better than a Yes? It allows you to practice your conversational skills. It lets you work on your negotiating and helps build a rapport with the “no” giver. Of course, you could always be negative and look on that ” as a personal statement about your worthiness to do whatever it was the evil ” was given for. If you do that though… well stop reading now, NO! Really just stop already, you are a lost cause. No, is the start of a conversation not the ending of one, until you hear it three times its not over. That doesn’t mean you ask the same repetitive question again and again and again. You don’t want to be repetitive and redundant you want to be eloquent and enthusiastic. Convince the person to say yes, maybe they need more information, perhaps they weren’t even listening. Even if you en up with that “No” being the final word you still achieved something, you built a rapport and practiced your negotiating skills. Now contemplate why you got the “no” and decide how best to approach the conversation for next time.
It’s not hard to do, not difficult. It’s a matter of paying attention being persistent and articulate in your argument for whatever it is you hope to achieve. All of these things get better the more you practice using them. So remember “no” is the opening bargaining position, work with it from that perspective and move on through it like the champion you are and things will work out for you.