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17 Ways To Say No To Annoying Things You Don’t Want To Do

If it isn’t a “hell yes!”, it should be a NO!

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1. Be Firm

2. Play Dumb

3. Awkward Pause

4. Blame Your Assistant

5. Use Circular Logic

6. Lower Expectations

7. Pretend You've Lost Your Mind

8. Invoke Your High Standards

9. Channel Your Inner Michelle Tanner

10. Just Own It

11. Change the Subject

12. Offer An Alternative. Say "you are welcome to do x...

...While I do Y."

13. Hide Behind Email

14. Be Clear The Weekends Are Off Limits... It's Me Time

15. Distract Them With Compliments

16. Be Blunt

17. Walk Away

And Whatever You Do, Don't Say:

For more ways to say no graciously, read ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown

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