No: the second greatest word in the English language

This week I talked about saying no, which was inspired by an experience I had with someone who had asked me for advice on Instagram and then decided that every time they needed advice, I was their go-to person – to which I said no.

Look, I think most people feel mean well but it’s an unfortunate fact that sometimes people will take advantage (“what a liberty” to quote Nan from The Catherine Tate Show, although anyone who has ever watched that will know that I cleaned up the language quite a lot…). I think there’s a way to say ‘no’ that is still kind, and just because someone isn’t happy about hearing no that doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing to say!

And why is it the second-greatest word in the English language? Because ‘yes’ is the first. Saying yes to opportunity and growth is the number one thing that will push you out of your comfort zone and that’s how you develop… but that doesn’t mean that you should say yes to everything, because there are only so many hours in the day. Work out your priorities and make decisions accordingly.

I hope you enjoy this week’s content. Have a fantastic day/week!

Jeremy 🙂

PS: I said ‘yes’ this week to testing our Reels on Instagram and Shorts on YouTube, so you’ll be seeing more short-form content from me as I test these forums out. Follow/subscribe to catch the latest content!

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