The Secret, Unharnessed Power of “No.”

The price is too high. I can’t commit to that timeframe. You can’t be serious with that offer. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hostage negotiation, if you’re buying a used car, or if you’re convincing your boss that your idea is actually her idea . . . The words “no,” “can’t,” and “won’t,” are […]

The Only Time You Should Say “Don’t”

Don’t is powerful. It’s more powerful than can’t. We can change “can’t” with attitude and hard work, but “don’t” is different. In this case, I specifically mean “I don’t.” As in: I don’t miss a workout. I don’t skip meditation. I don’t eat junk food. When we say the words “I don’t,” we somehow pull […]