CRRC Podcast 005: Why Saying No Is Awesome and Necessary

CRRC Podcast 005: Why Saying No Is Awesome and Necessary
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The letters N and O make a small word, but it’s one that can pack a powerful punch! I know that you want to do all the things and help all the people. It’s in our nature—we are very kind and giving people, right? But there really are some things in your life that you can just say no to. Are you ready to get crazy real in episode 5?

What’s in this episode of the Crazy Real, Real Crazy podcast, Amy?

(Listen above by pressing the play button on the little black bar!)

In today’s What the Kids Think segment, my oldest son (14) answers a listener’s question: what subject do you wish you would have started earlier?

In our main topic segment of today’s episode, I talk about the magic of saying no, and that…

  • not every opportunity that comes your way is yours to latch on to.
  • when you say no to an opportunity, it doesn’t mean the opportunity is not a worthy, wonderful thing, it simply means you don’t have time.
  • sometimes people say yes to lots of things outside their home because they like to feel needed by someone other than their family—the people they’re already taking care of.

I also discuss:

  • if there aren’t enough people to say yes and volunteer for things, some opportunities and committees and activities will disappear—and maybe that’s okay.
  • when you always say yes to things, you’re teaching people you will always say yes.
  • Sometimes people view those who always say yes not as people who are caring and helpful, but as people they can take advantage of because they won’t ever say no.
  • It is perfectly acceptable to decline participation, and the beauty of it is that we don’t even have to give a reason why.

A quote from this episode you might want to write down:

“You are frustrated because they always ask you, but do you know why they always ask you? It’s because you always say yes!”

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Saying No: Why It's Completely Awesome and Necessary. Let's stop over-commiting and trying to do all the things, shall we?

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