The Right Way To Say No

Creative way to say no

In life we have all been told, “No!” before and we have all told someone no in return. Now saying no is a hard thing to do for a lot of people, either they don’t want to say it to hurt the other person feelings or they say it without caring about the other person feelings and it hurts. How do we say no to someone or something without hurting them and letting ourselves be free of that topic.

For starters saying no is not easy. Running a business I hear the word no a lot, rejection is what you have to get use to in business. Picture that every day at least five people are going to tell you no and still continue to push through it. Because that yes makes everything worth wild. The point is, the word no is hard to deal with and you hear it so many times in a day, that it can be discouraging, I get that. Usually when someone tells you no, it’s not nice, anyway they put it, because you or your idea was rejected.

Some feel that the easiest way to say no, is to just ignore the person or business.  If you ignore the issue then it will go away and never call back right? Wrong, this leaves the person on the other end confused, worried, concern, and unhappy that you just ignore them for whatever reason. This right here can burn many bridges, that you may not want to burn.

Another bad way to say no, is to be a jerk about it. You know the type of person who tells you no, but then slams you down for how you came up with the idea. For example a boy who isn’t cool ask the hottest girl out in school, she turns around and goes, “EWWW Gross, I don’t want anything to do with you ugly!!!” or the business man who turns the salesman like this, ” You know bud, I don’t like your product, it looks like you rushed it together, looks like crap, and honestly I can do something better here, and if you did it this way it would actually sell.” Both of these response are bridge burners.

The thing is to the women who rejected “the uncool kid.” You hurt him pretty bad probably and help kill his confidence. Honestly if you turned him down the nice way, like, “Hey guy, you’re a really good person and I like you as a friend, but just don’t want to hurt the friendship or whatever.” That’s the nice small easy way of saying no. To the business man who needs to turn down someone just say, “Honestly person, I am just not interested at the moment, though it’s a very interesting idea or product, we just don’t have the time or funds to invest it right now, but thank you for reaching out to us.”

The idea is to say no nicely, cause you will have to say it. Ignoring it is a downfall and will bring trouble, yelling at someone or making them feel less than you is another wrong way. Just be nice when you say no, you don’t want to hurt their feelings. It’s hard to say no for most of us in the best way possible and usually there isn’t an easy way. When rejection is in the air, it will cause issues. Be gentle when you have to say no and not rude.

Saying no the right way is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

One Response to The Right Way To Say No

  1. gundam says:

    thanks.very good blog and very good share.

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