When it’s ok to say “no” and why this is important to figure out


February 10, 2022

You’ve heard it before. “It’s ok to say no!” But how do we know when to say no and what impact it will have on our lives or business? I want to share with you the top 3 reasons why you should stop saying yes to everything that comes your way and why this is so important.


Before I do that I want to make sure that you take a minute to understand that you are worth it. You are worthy of having time to yourself, quiet time with your family and worth making more while doing less. So sit in that for just a moment and then keep reading!


Reason 1 to say no – You are currently overwhelmed. If you find that you cannot seem to keep up with opportunities coming your way, are missing deadlines and feel like you just do not have the time to do the things that light you up then it is time to say no to something. The reason you are feeling overwhelmed is probably because you have a hard time turning things down! Not all opportunities that come your way are worth your time or sacrifices. So, take a moment to write out some things that you could possibly say no to! Maybe it’s a brand that just doesn’t align with your purpose. Maybe it’s a dinner out with friends that is not allowing you to rest. Maybe you need to say no to cleaning your house today! Let’s get you back on track to feeling less overwhelmed. The great thing is that you can start this today!


Reason 2 – It doesn’t feel right. This is a big one. Have you found that sometimes you are asked to do something and your instincts are telling you it’s not right? Something deep inside is unsettled? That is a clear sign you need to say no to that. Guess what? If you say no to something that caused inner turmoil you will find yourself in a position to say yes to something even better! Listen to yourself and trust that instinct!


Reason 3 – It won’t help you move towards your end goal. If you know me at all, you know I love goals. There is something incredible about setting a goal and then moving towards it! I love to watch our talent set goals they never thought possible and then crush them. We’ve watched @arrowsandbow do this and @chelseakauai. And if you’ve been following @melissametrano at all you’ve seen her do this with TikTok and YouTube! Here is where you will get into trouble; if you start saying yes to projects or business opportunities that truly don’t align with your end goal. It will stop you in your tracks! So, today I am giving you permission to realign with your goals and make sure that everything you are doing leads to them.


As you can see, there are many reasons to start turning things down. I can promise you that you will feel more freedom, confidence in your decisions and you will actually start generating more revenue if you are smart about this! It’s important to reflect regularly and stay in tune with your instincts! 


If you have questions about this topic feel free to send us a DM @parkertalentmanagement or to me personally @heysheilagray.

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