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How To Say "No" By Saying "Yes" with Kat Cole

Kat Cole, former President of Focus Brands (owner of Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Cinnabon, Moe's Southwest Grill, McAlister's Deli, Auntie Anne's, and Jamba).

We all have 24 hours in a day. ⏰

It’s how we choose to allocate our energy, resources, and time that dictates our success. ⚡️

My recent guest, and former President of Focus Brands, Kat Cole, credits a lot of her career success to saying "yes". 🍔

While it has served her well, she believes that learning to say “no” can be equally as powerful. 🗣

Not only will it save you time but it will also create space for even bigger and better opportunities to say “yes” to! 🔥

Here are some ways you can say no:👇🏼

1) Simply say, “No.” It’s a complete sentence.

2) “Yes, I’d love to help you, but I can’t be the person. Let me introduce you to someone who can.”

3) “No, I can’t give you the donation but I work in a food company. I bet I can donate some food. Would that help?”

4) “I love what you’re doing but that’s not in line with my priorities at this time and I can’t give it the energy it deserves.”

Thoughts? Do you constantly have FOMO and say yes to things you don’t want to do? 👇🏼

👉 Listen to episode #08 here:


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