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Saying No

Saying No

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I’m really bad at saying no. Like really bad. And now that I’m hard at work creating a new identity as a not-designer, I very much need to learn how to be better at it.

The thing is, I like helping people, I like being busy, and I really like for people to like me, so I tend to say yes whenever someone asks me to do something for them. But here’s what happens way too often: I say yes to something I don’t actually want to do, and then something I do want to do comes along and I’m too busy to do it. Now all the good feelings are gone. I’m pissed that I said yes to the first thing, and I’m frustrated by not having the space to do the thing I want to do. Repeat cycle.

So when I was listening to the amazing You Are a Badass audiobook a couple weeks ago, I heard this particular line loud and clear:

It’s easier to say no when there’s a bigger yes.

So I decided to design a little card to help me remember.

Could you use this reminder, too? Then download a PDF here and print it out for your own wall.

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Not that I had anything else to do this afternoon… But when my pal Pam Lewis tweeted that quote today, it hit me right in the AMEN spot.

“BAM” I replied. At which point Pam challenged me to turn it into a poster. So I did.

Now go do something awesome and let your work speak for itself. It’s the loudest, truest voice out there. Gold star for you!

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