Yes is Not the Only Answer

Yes is Not the Only Answer

Yes is Not the Only Answer

If you’re asking someone “Will you do [whatever]?” it is a closed question.  That means it can be answered with a “Yes” or a “No.”  Two options. Not one. Two.

“No” is as valid and acceptable an answer as “Yes.”

When I’m asked for something, I like to say “Yes,” most people do. But there are times when you have to say “No” for various reasons.  So, why am I writing this?  Well, for two reasons – annoyance and acceptance.

Anyone who does freelance work will tell you that you can get some right odd clients who make you gnash your teeth and want to scream. The nice thing about being freelance, is that sometimes (a very few times) you are in a position to make the decision that something just isn’t worth the money. Well, there was this particular person, who wasn’t at that point even a client (and will ever remain that way) and I was already getting annoyed with The Person over the tone and demands of their emails.  Totally unnecessary demands and restrictions to be honest.  And the sample I’d already done hadn’t exactly enthralled me with The Persons talent…

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