How to Say No in Business

How to Say No in Business

On the Profitable Joyful Consulting podcast, I teach you how to increase your profits and enjoy your business more. In this episode, you’ll learn how to say no in business.

Saying no is hard, in business and otherwise, sometimes especially for women. Often we don’t say no until we feel we have no other choice, and we finally have to put our foot down.

But you don’t need to wait until a final straw situation to say no. There is huge power in being able to own your no — for yourself, for your team, and for your business. When you say no to one thing, you’re actually saying yes to something bigger.

Tune into this episode to learn how to say no in your business.

Key areas discussed in this episode

  • 0:21 My big no that opened up a completely blank slate for me
  • 1:44 Why people don’t say no more often
  • 2:28 The kinds of yeses saying no can open up
  • 3:14 How fear is part of saying no
  • 4:28 Five examples of opportunities to say no in consulting
  • 6:42 How to walk away from potential clients (even when it activates a lot of triggers within us)
  • 10:55 What saying no to your clients teaches them about working with you
  • 12:13 When you need to say no to your work and to yourself
  • 14:10 The power of making and keeping agreements with ourselves
  • 15:03 Unpacking when you’re saying no and when you’re avoiding saying no (and why)



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