Allow People to Say “Yes” To You

I have been thinking about this a lot lately: why do people choose to say yes or no to a request for help, time and support? While there are certainly people who are going to take and never give, they are rare (thank goodness!). I believe that most of the time individuals want to comply with our requests, but we make it too hard for them.

My suggestion (to you and myself) is this: Ask for things that are super simple and straightforward for the other person to do and where a yes is easy.

This takes practice, so start today.

Thanks,
Anita

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