Using "No" to Change the Conversation - Jacquette M. Timmons

Sometimes “No” Means “Yes was the title of Alexia Vernon’s post earlier this week on the blog – Awaken Your Careerprenuer. She packed a lot into her two minute vlog, reminding us along the way of the value of tuning into ourselves for clues — clues that will help us identify what we are really saying “no” and “yes” to.  She also reminded us of how a “no” can frequently be an invitation to make room for what a “yes” will bring about, i.e., what we really, really want if we’d just get out of our own way.

We often think of “no” and “yes” in the context of our own voice. But what about the “nos” and yeses” we receive in response to a request we have; how do we process and internalize our feelings and reactions when we hear “no” but were hoping for “yes?” (Read more…)

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