Did you know that you can be an energetic yes AND a necessary no at the same time? Try these on:
- I want to support you without a doubt. And, what you are asking of me doesn’t work. Can we negotiate?
- I am so in! I love your idea and would delight in participating. And, the timing is off for me. Hopefully next time.
- What you are planning sounds so needed – and a gift to our community. And, it isn’t something that feels right for me to participate it at this time. Thank you for asking me.
The next time you face a decision, consider:
Am I a Yes?
Am I a No?
Am I both?
What is my most authentic response here?