Are you comfortable saying no? No to taking on the extra project; no to organizing the next staff meeting because you don't have time to do it well; no joining friends for a Zoom happy hour because you're burnt out.
When I speak on confidence I always have a slide that says "no is a complete sentence" and the nods and discussion that follows is great.
As women, it can be hard to say no because many of were raised to accommodate others and not ourselves. And when we do say no, we tend to justify it. "I can't because..." Sometimes you do need to say why you are saying no, especially at work. Maybe you don't want to take on the new project because of deadlines with your current ones. In that case sit down with your manager and talk about prioritizing what is already on your plate. If you just don't want to do something because it isn't in your best interest right now, like the Zoom happy hour, just say "thank you but I can't join you this time."
What have you said no to lately that serves YOU?
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For those who identify as female, what “traditions” exist today within the world of work that need to be removed or updated?
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