I was dealing with yet another bad business associate, who I had accepted to cooperate with out of my good spirit and in spite of the bad vibes and signs of very negative behavior that I had gotten early on in the cooperation.
This person did not match my values, my ethics or standard of professional behavior in business and yet I still lowered my standards, because the same person asked for my help and cooperation and I wanted to be ‘nice’.
‘Honey, you need to Unleash the Bitch Within, otherwise people will keep getting advantage of your good spirit!’ Tell yourself that ‘Saying No is not bad or unfair to others, it is as good and fair as saying Yes to the right things’ my friend continued.
And of course she was absolutely right. How many times have you seen a big successful entrepreneur lower their standards when it comes to people they are cooperating with? The biggest corporations in the world would fall down into ruins if people based their choices of business associates on good spirit and good heart.
People will come and go and many of them will be totally wrong for your growth and will be there only to drag you down with them and move you backwards. Learn to recognize who these people are and give them a big, straightforward, confident NO.