…saying “no” gets easier with practice and repetition.
And having the right script—a starting point, so you’re not starting at a blank screen—can make all the difference.
Here’s a universal script that works for just about any scenario:
Thanks for your note. I’m so proud of you for ___—and I’m flattered that you’d like to bring my brain into the mix.
I need to say “no,” because ___.
But I would love to support you in a different way. [Offer an alternative form of support here]
Thank you for being such a wonderful ___. I am honored to be part of your world.
[A few closing words of encouragement, if you’d like]
[Your name here]
The amazingly talented Carolyn Sewell illustrated an inspirational line from Joshua Cogan’s May CreativeMornings/DC talk on FREEDOM. Come by our next event to grab your own postcard of the illustration!
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personalized quote cake stencil by sophiavictoriajoyltd
this shop sells all kinds of fun personalized typographic items, including several cake/dessert stencils. how creative!! i love this quote … nom nom nom.