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How to Say No and Deal with Pushback
Episode 12514th June 2022 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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In this episode of You Are Not a Frog, Annie Hanekom guides you through how to say no and deal with the inevitable pushback. She shares the importance of language — are you using pain language or power language? We’ll also be discussing how to employ power language to set boundaries and how to use your values to get over the pain of saying no.

If you also struggle with saying no and dealing with pushback, tune in to this episode to know how you can set boundaries, enforce them and make your work life happier!

3 reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Understand why saying ‘no’ is a kindness — even if people are put out by it.
  2. Discover the difference between pain and power language.
  3. Learn how to set your boundaries and deal with pushback.

Episode Highlights

  • [06:02] The Universal Challenge of Saying No
  • [09:52] Benefits of Saying No 
  • [11:24] Why We Struggle with Saying No
  • [16:24] Using the Pause
  • [23:47] Practical Prioritisation
  • [31:59] The Power of Language
  • [40:00] How to Deal with Pushback
  • [48:58] Top Tips on How to Say No


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