[Episode 14] You need a cast iron NO – Podcast

There is way more you ‘could do’ than you actually can do. For this reason, the busy and ambitious business owner must develop the ability to say ‘NO’. If you don’t stick your goals and your agenda, you’ll easily get pulled onto someone else’s or give in to distraction.

You need a cast iron NO before you can have a strong YES.

If you say yes to everything, you’re not actually saying yes to anything. To have a strong and absolute yes, you must first be able to say no. If you can’t say no, you’re not really saying yes, you’re just not saying no. It’s only when you possess the power to say an absolute NO to something that you’re empowered to give a definitive YES.

If you’re a people-pleaser like me, this is a nightmare because saying no to someone can leave you worrying you’ll be judged, disliked or rejected. It’s true, saying yes to every request often does make people like you, so saying no for a people pleaser is painful. Everyone needs a solid NO in their arsenal.

Saying yes when you don’t really mean yes actually leads to resentment and the feeling that you’re being put upon. Saying yes when you haven’t got the time or will to follow through inevitably leads to you letting others down. People pleasers, listen up, you’re not pleasing anyone - not others, and certainly not yourself. Saying yes to things not on your agenda pulls you away and onto someone else’s agenda. You must have a strong NO in you so that when you say yes, you really mean yes. 

Stick to your own agenda!

Subscribe on your favourite platform

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


How To Get Your Service-Based Business To £100k

Join George Swift for a 90-minute masterclass to maximise the speed and efficiency of growing your service business to £100k and beyond.

Whether you're starting out or you’ve been going for some time, the rules are the same.

You will learn

* The step by step, proven path to £100k
* The things you have to get right to remove the number one barrier to significant growth
* How to maximise prices to earn more today and fund the future
How to grow with the least possible friction
Streamlining focus and priorities to make the best use of your time

George Swift has worked with 500 service businesses over 10 years to help them launch, build and scale successful businesses. His no nonsense approach cuts through the noise of understanding what to do when and how to build the business you want.

The content George will be sharing has helped, Kim to go from launch to £160k in 18 months, Louise from £40k to £400k in 2 years and Jon from £60k to £1M in 3.5 years.




Success and happiness start with self-esteem

The Self-Esteem Reboot is a complete programme with daily lessons and exercises, a 72-page workbook and online access to support videos and bonus content. It is proven to boost self-esteem and confidence levels with just a small investment of your time each day.


Copyright BBB Success Groups © 2024 All Rights Reserved Privacy PolicyCookie Policy

Before you go...

Be the first to receive our proven, practical business-building know-how and fresh business insights delivered straight to your inbox.
Everything we share is designed to help you grow your service-based business.