Most of us work jobs where we’re used to saying yes to pretty much everything. Meeting request? Yes. Mandatory overtime? Yes. Expanded job duties? Yes. We’re so used to saying yes that we don’t stop to think about what we’re doing. For those that have “real” jobs, you might feel like it’s not possible for you to say no. Trust me, it is. For those that work in freelance, it’s very easy, incredibly therapeutic and often a hell of a lot of fun to say know. Let’s start with the fun stuff; saying no to potential clients.
I get it. You have bills. You have responsibilities. Lisa needs braces. Dental plan. But I’m here to tell you that not only will saying no NOT hurt your bottom line, it can actually improve it. How can turning down business be good for business? Let me explain.