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How to say ‘no’


At some point in your career you will have more requests coming your way than you possibly can handle. Having three meetings at the same time at different locations is physically impossible and in such cases I find it relatively easy to say no. At other times it is more difficult. I just listened to a great podcast on this topic with some very useful tips and practical advice. Head over to Michael Hyatt’s blog to find the podcast, video and other resources.

Another resource I would like to share on this topic is the book that influences many by Greg McKeown, Essentialism – the disciplined pursuit of less. There is a whole section on saying ‘no’ in his book. He’s also written a short blogpost about it, which unfortunately is not as insightful as the book (for a reason probably, so buy the b0ok!).

Good luck saying ‘no’ this week!


Hi, I'm Broos. Passionate about innovation, startups and rapid growth. I work for EY, co-founded the EYnovation and Innovate EY! programs within EY an I'm also one of the co-founders of the world's best accelerator for high tech companies, HighTechXL. I live and work in the Netherlands and all opinions are my own.

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