Let’s face it, most of us are natural people pleasers, and often tempted to say yes to everything. But one of the best things you can do for yourself (and others) is learning how to say no. It’s a tough thing to do for the average person. We all want to be liked, don’t we? However, saying no when of course it’s appropriate, will not only earn you respect from others by showing you respect yourself and your time, but you might actually be seen as being more dependable – someone who when says “yes”, will get that job done right.
Being selective with your time and how you spend it will not only improve your life, but it’ll help you sharpen and strengthen your personal and creative skills.
As a writer, I’ve had to learn to say no a lot. Of course, there’s always a time when to say no especially when you’re merely being asked to live up to your day-to-day. You’d never say no to a family member asking you to pick up milk or to your manager needing you to set up a meeting, would you?
And as a new writer, it’s important to set out the time needed to focus on creativity and hone in on those writing skills.
If you’re just starting your writing career or knee deep in your next project, get some sage advice from Amazon’s bestselling author and coach, Camille Pagan. Believe me, she’s one busy person who would know all too well the importance of saying no.
Read Camille Pagan’s You Should Write a Book – How to Say No (especially as a writer) here.
Visit her website here!