The Value of NO Missy's Musings 16 May, 2013 5 We’ve all had those times where we just had to put our foot down and say no. Have you ever been faced with a situation where you just had to say no? Tell us in the comments!
Like Miss A, I’m also saying “no” in the social media space by politely declining LinkedIn requests from people who I just meet. Surface-level connections is not what LinkedIn is about. If you are looking at my digital “rolodex” I want to make sure that who I connect is someone whose work ethic and product I trust.
I say no to peer pressure!
I say no to anything that goes against my basic prinicipals
I saw “no” to the facebook friend requests from people I just met. I’ve moved around a lot the past 15 years of my adult life. Friendships are important to me, and that means me sharing my life events as well as staying connected and on top of those of my friends. Accepting a person I just met to be my Facebook friend opens a window into my life before establishing a strong connection with them. By saying “no” I focus on building life long friendships, not adding to my friend list “count”.
I try very hard to say no to baby or bridal showers. I find them very impersonal. I would rather make time to have lunch or grab a cup of coffee with the person.