All right, enough with the questions. Now’s your chance. I challenge you to take on these three little, teenie shifts in your speaking (and being) for ONE WEEK. As a bonus, you can come back in one week, check in and report how things went.
The challenge is simple: ditch your story, tell the truth, and say no. Here are some examples to get you started.
I really wanted to attend your party but I was working late and the kids had a meltdown when I came home and by the time things were calmed down it was too late. I’m sorry if you were counting on me. How can I make it up to you?
I ran into a friend at the post office and then someone boxed me in and I couldn’t get out of my parking space. I apologize for being late.
I really don’t have the time to add one more thing to my plate, but I guess I have to do this. I mean it won’t look good if I don’t.
Should you choose to accept this challenge, I promise, you will not self destruct. This could be the biggest gift you give yourself all year. Are you on?
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