Learn to say NO: Interview With Steli Efti CEO & Co-Founder of Close.io
It’s the start of a new year, it’ hard to say no, especially when you’re excited to run some experiments for your startup or company.
Since you’re keen on trying a lot of things, you’re probably going to be saying yes a lot!
What happens when we say yes
Saying yes is a great way to show others that we’re open to trying new things, taking in feedback, and making time for them.
However, when we say yes over and over we start to lose our focus. If we do it too many times, it can be disastrous, especially when time is of the essence and we are trying to get something off the ground, like a startup!
So today we’re going to flip things around learn a simple and tactical way to say NO.
When to say NO
While Steli and I dig into best practices for people who are in startups, this episode also contains valuable nuggets for individuals out there who have struggled to say no to a boss, teammate or customer effectively.
Don’t miss watching this episode and learning the following from Steli:
- Why saying NO is really hard, and receiving a NO is even harder
- What you need to say NO to
- How to say NO politely and effectively, especially to influential people like customers, teammates, and bosses
- How to help others from over-promising and getting comfortable saying NO
- What we should be saying YES to
Now I want to know what are you going to say no to at the start of the year?
Let me know in the comments below!
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