Welcome to part 3 of the series.
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Here, I will share the third technique of saying NO.
Let’s check it out.
HACK 3:Pre-empting what’s coming your way
This hack requires you to be proactive in anticipating the work.
It is especially applicable during a meeting or discussion, where you can see an additional responsibility coming your way.
The hack comes in handy if your hands are already full and you know that you won’t be able to accommodate any new request.
Pre-empting allows you to make your situation clear, even before the works land in your lap.
Simply stating the number of projects in hand and the approaching deadlines is sufficient to clear your position and divert a task coming your way.
It saves you the ignominy of refusing a task, once it’s assigned to you.
I have seen some of the efficient colleagues who mastered this one technique, which helped them to remain FOCUS and deliver outstanding results.
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See you soon in part 4 of the series.
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