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The Dirtiest Word Even Successful People Still Use Every Day

Saying 'no' takes practice. And confidence. And effort. But it's a skill worth learning

As children, we were taught to listen to our parents, our teachers, our religious leaders, our baseball coaches. If you grew up in my family, however, you learned at a young age to respect adults. This meant not talking back, and saying "yes, ...

by William Harris  | November 02, 2018 08:00:00
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How to Say 'No' More Often: Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a 'To-Don't' List

Anyone can make a to-do list. The smart entrepreneur will make--and follow--a list of things you should never do

Too many entrepreneurs rush headlong into the business world armed with a to-do list and a host of expectations. What they lack is a companion "to-don't" list to guide their decisions. In other words, they know where they want to go, but they ...

by Chirag Kulkarni  | July 14, 2018 02:00:00
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3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Get Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it

To say my life is busy is an understatement.I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively support. Each week, I receive 1,000 emails and take 15-30 meetings.But, also ...

by Ted Serbinski  | April 10, 2018 06:00:00
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Here's How We Can Help People By Saying 'No'

If you do it right, rejection can be a gift

When a stranger reaches out and asks for help, what do we do?I don’t mean what we’d like to do. I don’t mean what we think we should do. I mean, what do we actually do -- when it’s another hectic day, when it’s one email ...

by Jason Feifer  | February 16, 2018 06:00:00
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You Are Made by the People You Say 'No' To

Few things are more difficult than telling someone no

I used to be a person who always said yes.People took advantage of that. Now that I've realized the strain it puts on me, I take a different approach.Before I decide to say no, I try to ask, "how?"There are many reasons that people tend ...

by David Meltzer  | January 16, 2018 08:00:00
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Do You Need to Say 'No' More? Find Out in 4 Questions

Mastering the art of 'no' puts you in the driver's seat of your own life

Saying “yes” is truly bred into our culture of embracing life with both arms, seeking opportunities and overachieving.But we’ve only got 24 hours each day, and entrepreneurs -- and anyone who is driven and success-minded -- aren’t exactly reeling with free time. ...

by Carolyn Sun  | December 11, 2017 06:00:00
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The Most Powerful Word in Business Is 'No'

Focus in business is one of the key ingredients to success. Focus comes from the word no

Business is not overly complex. In fact there’s one characteristic I’ve noticed that has made a few individuals very successful: Being able to utilize the word no. It’s such a simple word. It’s only made up of two letters. How could two letters bring so ...

by Tim Denning  | October 17, 2017 08:00:00