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Save Your Business from the YES Monster: Learn How to Say NO Effectively (FS299)

When should we say no to opportunities? How do we balance saying yes and no to these to our advantage? What are the tips and tricks for making the right choices in business?

We all have constant chances to say yes and no to things, whether in our business or personal lives. Here at Fizzle, we have noticed the huge impact that making the right choice in these situations can have on your trajectory, specifically your ability to say no.

In this episode, we break down the particulars of this somewhat challenging question. We really try to get through when it might be a good time to refuse or turn down a request or offer. We look at it from the perspective of different types of entrepreneurs and help you to build a model that suits you.

We also talk about tips and tricks, a decision making frameworks and the evolution of your business and psychology. There are a number of factors that have to be constantly juggled and reassessed and we are here to help you with work all of that out!

For all this and more, join for another great episode!

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Key Points From This Episode:

• The task of learning to say no gracefully. [0:04:04.3]
• Different entrepreneurial responses to business opportunities. [0:06:39.6]
• The effect of saying yes and the dilution of follow through. [0:10:17.2]
• Feeder fish mentality and valuing your own time. [0:16:35.2]
• Corbett and Chase’s early partnership in this context. [0:21:41.7]
• The balancing of your limited time and saying no to your own ideas. [0:26:01.4]
• What to say yes to, what to say no to. [0:31:25.8]
• Frameworks, matrices and strategies for making decisions. [0:34:58.3]
• Switching your default answer to no and maintaining empty space. [0:39:40.2]
• Leaving gaps for reflection and intellectual refreshment. [0:44:35.6]
• Tips and tricks for saying no effectively and gracefully. [0:49:45.3]
• Don’t be a donkey! [1:01:52.2]
• And much more!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

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•  Fizzle —
• Fizzle Try 5 —
• Rover —
• Elizabeth Gilbert —
• Courage and Clarity —
• Steven Covey —
• Ram Dass —
• Mark Twain —
• Seth Godin —
• Aiden Fishbein —
• Corbett Barr on Twitter —
• Chase Reeves on Twitter —
• Fizzle Sparkline —
• Fizzle Goals Course —
• Fizzle Journaling Course —
• Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course —
• Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse —
• Fizzle Roadmap —
• Start A Blog That Matters Course —
• Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide —
• Fizzle Toolkit —
• Fizzle Craft + Commerce —
• Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs —
• Fizzle Hosting —

The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business

Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.

One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.

These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide.

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