The Power of a Positive No (Book Discussion)

Episode 58 · July 18th, 2019 · 43 mins 8 secs

About this Episode

“If you can learn how to say no skillfully and wisely, you can create what you want, protect what you value, and change what doesn’t work.”

Today on the podcast, we are discussing the book “The Power of a Positive No - How to Say No and Still Get to Yes” by William Ury.

This month, we’re all about cutting back, resting, and rejuvenating, and one of the best ways to do that is to not take on more things, more to-do’s more stuff. But how do you do that in a way that doesn’t alienate you from the people around you? That’s where the power of a positive no comes in!

Together, we learn about:

  • The Three-A Trap (how most people say no)
  • The framework for creating and delivering a positive no
  • Why respect is essential
  • What this looks like in a relationship

We walk through some concrete examples so that you can leave the episode with a clear understanding of how to navigate the framework of a positive no, and feel more confident to say no in a way that protects your values and what you want, all while keeping the relationship intact.

Let’s continue the conversation below: which Three-A Trap do you typically lean on when saying No?

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