The 3 questions to answer for faster decision making

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #39

Have you ever been offered something and later realized it would have been *exactly* what you needed?

Or had someone share a product or service that looks interesting, but you’re not sure how to decide if it’s something you actually need right now?

There are three question you can ask yourself that will help you quickly determine if it’s the right fit for you.

How do you decide to say yes?

I was thinking this morning of last week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie titled Saying no with confidence. And I was wondering what topic would build on that a bit.

I thought about different ways to more clearly know in advance what to say no to.

I thought of how we say yes and no to things that take our time or end up on our to-do list.

I thought of a previous video I did called How to decide to say no (it’s under five minutes).

And I thought of things I’ve recently said yes to and how I decided to say yes.

I realized I had some pretty clear criteria (and it ties to how to know in advance what to say no to).

There were already things I had thought out and decisions I had made that allowed me to fairly quickly say yes when the opportunities arrived.

And on the flip side, they allowed me to quickly know what’s not a fit and say no to or not pursue certain things.

They boil down to three questions that I thought you’d be interested in.

So, in this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie (at 1 pm CDT) let’s talk about those three questions.

Update: You can watch this Wednesday LIVE with Evie here.

Saying no with confidence

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #38

Have you ever been in any of these scenarios?

  • Receiving end of a sales conversation where you aren’t interested and just want to leave
  • You’ve done a free session someone offered and it went well, but you’re not interested in working with them further, but you *have* to listen to the pitch anyway
  • You’re having coffee with a fellow business owner and they are so excited about what they’re doing and they tell you ALL the details about ALL the things they’re offering, but you’re not interested, at all.

I’ve been there!

It takes up our time and energy! Time and energy that could have been spent on other things!

In this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie I shared

  • personal stories about saying no (or where I should have) and break each of them down and look at how I reacted and who I was being in each situation
  • how to overcome the uncomfortableness and awkwardness of telling someone no
  • how to confidently, politely, and firmly say no

This one was fun (I have some good stories)! And we end up, inadvertently, talking about sales conversations.

Saving time and energy with NO

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been complimented on something I would not or could not have done three or four years ago.

And because I have this newer to me skill, I’ve saved myself (and others) time, energy, and frustration.

So, what is it that I’ve been complimented on?

You might already have an idea of what it is from the title of this post.

It’s the way I clearly say “No” to an invitation to purchase a product or service that I’m not interested in (or not interested in at this time).

I was talking with a friend and she shared that she wishes more business women would be comfortable and confident enough to be able to do that, it would save her a lot of time and frustration.

How are you at clearly and confidently saying “No”? (This isn’t a skill I’ve always had)

Let’s talk about what might be happening and how to clearly say no this week for Wednesday LIVE with Evie (1pm CDT).

I’m planning on sharing stories of how I’ve said no (or failed badly at it), dissecting those stories, and how to politely and firmly say no.

Check out the Facebook event here.
Update: You can watch this Wednesday LIVE with Evie here.

Have you normalized your distractions?

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #37

Are some distractions so much a part of your day that you don’t even notice them anymore?

Instead of being distractions, they’re just part of your day or just the normal way things happen.

I talk about how to recognize these things as distractions (and time sucks) and what to do about it.

I share:

  • How to recognize these things as distractions (and time sucks)
  • One normalized distraction I didn’t even think about until a viewer shared it!

Be sure to read the comments on this one, there are some great tidbits there!