The next couple days I am posting sections from my book which were cut out of the manuscript. Some of these sections either did not relate to the chapter topic or they had been repeated in other chapters, hence they were cut out of the manuscript by my editor. I am posting them here on my blog for you to read and benefit from, free. 🙂 Enjoy.
You are going to have to learn to say “no” to other outside requests that people put on you. You probably already know, that when someone request for your time, they might not have your personal best interest in mind. They might have their own agenda they’re trying to put on you. Such as a friend who has the same problem he’s been dealing with for months, but doesn’t take any steps to make it right, however he wants to spend time with you to “talk” about it, with no intentions to take the advice you give. A knock on the door salesman who comes to your front door asking if you have a few minutes to take a look at “gadget” he’s trying to sell. Or a friend who’s recently become involved in the latest Multi Level Marketing (MLM) gig where he wants to talk to you about a “great opportunity”. Rarely do these people have your best interests in mind. They have their own personal agenda and they are thinking about themselves when they ask for your time.
Question: How do you say "no" to someone's request for your time?