How to Say No


The How to Say No IQ Matrix explores the reasons why you will be better off saying “no” to people more often. Not only will you gain an understanding of the benefits, but you will also have a plethora of ready-made one-liners at your disposal ready to use at any time.

Who is this map for?

  • Anyone who struggles to say “no” to other people’s requests.
  • Anyone who typically struggles with peer pressure.
  • Anyone who would like to improve their levels of productivity.

Josh Billings

Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying “yes” too quickly and not saying “no” soon enough.


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    The How to Say No IQ Matrix explores the reasons why you will be better off saying “no” to people more often. Not only will you gain an understanding of the benefits, but you will also have a plethora of ready-made one-liners at your disposal ready to use at any time.

    Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the How to Say No IQ Matrix:

    • Gain Clarity:  Let’s first shift our perspective about what saying “no” really means for you and your life. In fact saying “yes” is actually hurting you and can lead to very negative consequences — some of which you might not have expected.
    • Saying No Advantages:  Explores the many advantages of saying “no” that your life will be rewarded with once you begin developing this critical habit.
    • Saying No Process:  Outlines a five step process you can work through that will help you to say “no” to anyone at anytime in a polite and non-offensive way.
    • Ideas and Suggestions:  Here are some ideas and suggestions that will give you a little more confidence when saying “no” to people.
    • Examples of How to Say No:  The final branch of this map provides you with 20+ examples of how to say “no” with reason, without reason; how to say “maybe”, and how not to leave people in the lurch by providing them with options.

    Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your life, and you will progressively develop this critical habit that could mean the difference between living with regret or living a life of fulfillment.

    When you purchase the How to Say No IQ Matrix you will receive:

    • A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
    • A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
    • A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
    • A printable PDF summary that breaks down each branch of the IQ Matrix in detail.

    About the MindManager file format

    This file can be opened and edited using MindManager mind mapping software. Alternatively you can also use iMindMap or the free mind mapping software xMind to open this map. Please however be aware that opening this file using another software besides MindManager will alter the formatting of the map. However, all content will be intact and the map can still be edited and reformatted to suit your purposes. This file is zipped and can be unzipped using file archiver software. We recommend you use the free open source 7-zip software.

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