Why Successful People Say ‘No’ More Often

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In this episode Cem and Wayne discuss why, in a world of opportunities and competition it is important to get comfortable with saying “no” more often inspired by James Altucher’s new book “The Power Of No.” They discuss why we fall in the trap of saying yes even when it’s not in our best interest and why saying “no” can save you time, money and lead to more value and impactful yeses!

What you’ll hear

02:50 Why we’re taught to say yes.

04:00 Education influence on creating ‘yes men’

04:55 “When you start saying ‘no’ to bad things, the yesses begin to compound”

07:00 “You’re more likely to say yes to things when you’re feeling insecure”

07:45 The abundance mind-set

09:10 Bringing value to your “Yesses”

09:50 “The difference between successful and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”

10:30 Saying ‘no’ means that you can set the standard

12:10 Start saying ‘no’ to the influences around you

15:00 Knowing yourself make saying no easier.

15:40 “The body and the mind knows when you’re lying to it”

17:50 “The less you need, the more abundance you have”

18:30 Our minds and bodies are taught to please.

20:00 Self sabotage and saying ‘yes’

21:15 Knowing what is important to you.

23:40 Saying ‘no’ with social media

27:00 “Whenever you say ‘yes’ to something, it means you’re saying ‘no’ to something else.”

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