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Newsletter 25



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Article : 4 Quick, Easy Ways to Say No to People Who Take You For Granted

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Hello Friends,

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R.G. Srinivasan 




4 Quick, Easy Ways to Say No to People Who Take You for Granted

By Peter Murphy

No matter how wonderful you are sometimes other people will try to take advantage of your good nature. They will push you, get you to do more than your fair share and keep asking you to do even more.

And worst of all -- often your efforts will be taken for granted.  Unless you can say No, the situation will not change in fact it may get even more difficult.

That is unless you can say No to these unreasonable people
because very often to win respect from people you have to
sometimes say No.

Here are 4 great ways to stand up for yourself and say No:

1.  Soften the No

Instead of shouting No at the person and creating an uncomfortable encounter you can instead soften the No by postponing your help.

For example --

- No, I am busy right now but I can help you in 40 minutes time
- No, I have other things to do at the moment
- Right now I do not have a free moment maybe later on
- I would love to help but not at this minute, try John

What you are doing is softening the No by saying not now rather than an outright No. This is a lot easier to do especially when dealing with people who intimidate you.

2.  Negotiate

To deal with people who want your help but are slow to help you - negotiate!  When they want something from you, you have the power - use it!

Say you are happy to help on one condition -- that they help you immediately when you seek their help. They will usually agree because they have to! If they say No, again as above, postpone helping them if you can.

There are some people who view the world in terms of what is in it for them and the concerns of others are of secondary importance. With these people you are wasting your time talking about your needs.

For that reason you have to link your needs to their gains by negotiating - tell them they will get what they want IF you get what you want.

3.  Say No When You Do Not Care About the Outcome

When you are flexing this new found ability to say No for the first time use every opportunity to get some practice e.g.
- In a restaurant, say no to the first table you are offered
- at home say No to coffee when everyone else says Yes, have tea
- In a store say yes to an offer of help but No to the product

What I mean is to say No when you are dealing with people whose approval is not that important to you. You will quickly learn through experience that it is not the end of the world if you say no and the other person is not pleased with you.

4.   Say No to the Big Request and Yes to a Smaller One

Sometimes you are going to be asked to do more than your fair share. If you cannot avoid the job you may need to consider doing part of it.

A good way to handle these requests is to offer to do part of the job but not all of it. For example:
- I will clean 2 rooms if you do the other 3 rooms
- I can do 5 pages of the report as long as you give me the data
- If you start the project I will finish it

By standing up for yourself on small points you will gradually assert yourself more often on the big issues. The main thing is to get started today on winning back control of your interactions with anyone who pushes you too far.

Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently 
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Quotes To Motivate

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

-Calvin Coolidge

High expectations are the key to everything

-Sam Walton

The biggest career challenge you face today is not competition, but yourself.

Many people go through lifedoing the same things again and again but expecting different results.

The important thing in the Olympic game is not to win but to take part.  The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.  The essential thing is not that we have conquered but that we have fought well

-Baron DeCoubertin

Knowing others leads to wisdom; Knowing the self leads to Enlightenment.  Mastering others requires force; mastering the self calls for Inner Strength

-Lao Tzu

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