Face it. We suck at "yes" and "no" to the extent that we're doing work that isn't meaningful, takes up lots or time (or keeps us from the social lives we though our buisnsses woulc give us access to), we don't go on vacations and when we do, we can't unplug.
Some of you have asked me:
- OK, Amos, how do I say "no"?
- When do I drop the n-bomb?
- How do I deal with the consequences?
- I've rolled over so many times, if I said "no" it would speed up global
- How do I deal with pressure...potential loss of business....loss of
We're going to cover most of these questions in this podcast series.
Problemmatic, is the fact our business training (particularly sales) is teaching us not to take "no" for an answer and "getting to a yes" even if that means pressure, manupulation or down-right lying. Any wonder that our college campuses will see a spike in date rape cases in August as students return to school. Women with a weak "no" and men who misinterpret a weak "no" as a "maybe."
Truth is, there's a connection between what we believe and what we say and do.
Materials to Consider
Simplify Your Work Like: Ways to Change the Way You Work So You Have More Time to Live...some of these suggestions are stunningly simple and effective
The Millionaire Next Door...what it takes to get your wealth may not be what you think
Chicken Run, an epic motion picture, chronicles the shift in belief of a group of chickens who don't believe they can fly themselves to freedom. Very funny.