Some of the Many Reasons Why People Say NO

NO perceived need

NO perceived benefits

NO clear understanding

NO time or resources to “experiment”

NO involvement in the idea

NO credibility for the person with the idea

NO history of success for similar ideas

NO perceived flexibility

NO perceived freedom to fail

NO authority on the part of the decision maker

What are some other reasons you can think of?


Pick the top three reasons for NO that you encounter most frequently, and mark them with an X. As you read on, you can strategize about ways to start shifting some of those NOs into YESes.

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