Saturday, August 29, 2020

7 Helpful Phrases for Saying NO ~ Digital Edition


No is a complete sentence. That's important; as is maintaining healthy personal & professional boundaries. When it comes to working online though, it's also essential to maintain professional relationships. So here's how to say NO, digital edition.





Thank you for asking, but that won't work for me. 
I haven't budgeted for any more unpaid work this quarter
I haven't budgeted for any more unpaid work this quarter. 
I haven't budgeted for any more free samples this quarter
I haven't budgeted for any more free samples this quarter. 

I make it a policy not to shout out companies I haven't used
I make it a policy not to shout out companies I haven't used.
My plate is full right now, but my friend X would be a great fit for you.
My plate is full right now, but my friend X would be a great fit for you. 
I've been working hard on creating more balance & my schedule is full right now.
I've been working hard on creating more balance & my schedule is full right now. 
In the middle of a pandemic?!
In the middle of a pandemic?!
That last one can be used in every situation, liberally!

Tell me, do you struggle to say NO? If not, what's your favourite phrase?

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