Career & Business

How To Say No To Promoting Others With Honesty & Class

September 4, 2012

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Not sure if you’ve dealt with this before, but if you’re a person who’s committed to achieving greatness and helping others (and I believe you are) eventually, you will.

Imagine this scenario.

You’ve worked your butt off and built a great reputation. People respect and listen to what you have to say because you’re honest, generous, and most importantly, you really care. And one of the things that gets you most excited is seeing others succeed.

Because you’re committed to living life to the fullest, you’ve become part of a vibrant community of go-getters who maintain a standard of supporting each other’s dreams.

One day, you get a request from a friend who’s also in this community. She asks you to endorse her and promote her to your network.

But here’s the rub.

She’s a lovely person, but her project is not something you want to get behind. While you don’t want to crush her dreams (maybe what she’s created is perfect for someone else), you also don’t want to promote anything you don’t believe in.

So what do you do? Situations like this can get awkward and uncomfortable fast, unless you know exactly what to say.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation like this, you’re going to love today’s episode of MarieTV.

You’ll learn a simple script that’ll help you say no to someone’s request with honesty and class. Click play to check it out.

I’d love to hear what YOU have to say on this topic. In the comments below, let me know:

How do you respond when friends ask you to promote them and you don’t want to? Do you have a go-to script you use?

On the other hand, has anyone ever turned you down in a way that was classy and honest?  What exactly did they say?

Be specific and tell me exactly what happened, what the communication was, and how you felt.

I’m a big believer that as a society, it’s important that we train ourselves to communicate in a way that is honest, clear and compassionate – especially in delicate situations.

Taking time to intentionally choose our words, and the energy with which we deliver them, can make a huge difference in another person’s life. So let’s take this opportunity to learn from and help each other, OK?

Share your genius in the comments below. I’m really excited to see what you have to say.

Thank you, as always, for tuning in, reading and contributing.

P.S.  Stay tuned for a special broadcast about RHH Live this Thursday. It’s a time sensitive email so stay on the look out :)!


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