Billionaire investor Warren Buffett observed, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”
For some people, saying “yes” seems like a fast and easy way to avoid the risk of disappointing others. Marlon Bush, the Co-Founder of Marlon & Michael Concepts, says he’s learned that it’s really the other way around: when you learn to say “no” more often, you gain people’s respect by establishing the boundaries that are necessary for success.
As an entrepreneur who specializes in graphic design, Marlon’s ability to stay healthy while maintaining a high level of performance for his clients depends on his ability to say “no” to detours and distractions. In this episode, Marlon shares the lessons he’s learning from his failures at saying “yes” when he should be saying “no.”
To learn more about Marlon & Michael Concepts, visit their website here.
IF you’d like some practical tips on how to effectively say “no,” you may enjoy reading 10 Guilt-Free Strategies for Saying No. Also, here are some helpful insights on Why saying ‘no’ will boost your career.
We’ll be back next Monday with a new episode of “What Are You Failing At?” In the meantime, keep failing forward.