How to Say ‘No!’ In Business

[ Blackboard Fridays Ep. 95 ]
by Jacob Aldridge Published

To Australians of a certain generation, and I count myself amongst them, the classic question from The Angels involuntarily provokes a response ... shall we say, in the negative?

(Not ringing a bell? Try searching for "am i ever gonna see your face again no way")

And admit it - sometimes you're tempted to use that line when a team member or a client asks you for just one more favour?!

Saying 'No' can be the hardest thing, especially if you've built your reputation on saying 'Yes'. But you know that saying 'Yes' to too many unimportant things ... means you're actually saying 'No' to the important tasks and opportunities you want to prioritise.

So How do you Say No in business? In this week's episode, let me give you multiple options, allowing you to say 'No' in a way that achieves all of your outcomes.

No way...!

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Jacob Aldridge
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Over the past 12 years, more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia, the UK, and Asia-Pacific have worked with Jacob in his role as an international business coach, partner and advisor.

As Director of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and directors, while also leading the development of our Strategic Advisory services across Workshops, Group Programs, and Online business guidance.

Jacob's alumni clients and those who have attended his presentations describe him as the smart and quirky business guy who makes genuine change happen. He brings business experience that impacts both profit and valuation, plus a unique energy borne from the belief that business is best when it's fun.

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