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No is a complete sentence.


I love this phrase.


But I don’t very often use that tiny word. On its own.


Do you?


No.


Just No.


No caveats. No excuses. No apologies.


Just No.


Such a small word that holds so very much.


If I say no I might…


Upset someone

Be rejected

Be hated

Be judged

Be seen as lazy

Not get the promotion


And if I say no I might…


Be able to focus on what’s important to me

Have more energy

Be respected

Be clear

Be focussed

Be a role model


Not setting or holding boundaries - saying yes to all the requests that are made of us - this is the most significant contributor to overwhelm and burnout.


And the beliefs we hold about setting boundaries and saying no can make it so hard for us to draw those lines.


But setting boundaries is telling the truth.

Setting boundaries is living in integrity.

Setting boundaries allows us to live in alignment with our values.


Where are you saying yes when you mean no? What do you want to do about that? What would change if you did?



|| Caroline Doran || Coach | Facilitator | Trainer || Book a call here ||

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