Nicole & Kate Can Relate

Saying no isn’t always easy. You want to be helpful, you want to be supportive, and you of course don’t want to feel that awkwardness about declining when someone asks something of you. But at what cost?

In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with saying no and why we think it’s one of the most empowering - and respectful - things you can do.

Points Discussed in this Episode
  • When do you find it most difficult to say no? 
  • Don’t put pressure on yourself to answer right away; give yourself space to think about it
  • The regret and resentment you feel when you say ‘yes’ - you’re doing that to yourself 
  • Saying no to a request, but providing an alternative in order to still be supportive
  • Anytime you say yes to something, you’re saying no to everything else
  • Saying no as a sign of respect - for yourself and for the person asking
  • 3 ways to say no, without actually saying no

Mentioned in this episode: 

How to Say No by Judd Antin
NKCR Ep 99: What are the different ways you can give back?

Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Wish you could say ‘no’ more often?

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Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

What is Nicole & Kate Can Relate?

We're Nicole & Kate! Friends, confidants, accountability partners, and we’ve been supporting each other over the years sharing our ups and our downs and hashing out the big questions of life - do we want kids? Can we have it all? How do we stay healthy and keep our businesses running smoothly without major stress and overwhelm? We talk things out ‘cause that’s what real friends do - they provide love, support, and space for one another to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.