The Most Powerful Word in Business Is ‘No’

No is the most powerful word in business. Focus comes from the word no in business. Focus is one of the most important ingredients to success in business. Business is not an overly complex thing. No is a very simple word and many people fail to use it enough. But, it equates to focus. A lot of people are afraid to say no and this is a very sad thing because they need to say it sometimes in order to succeed.

Key Takeaways:

  • Using ‘no’ focuses your attention to your previously said yes.
  • Saying no is easier than saying yes if you are not sure what to do.
  • Saying yes when you want to say no wears you out.

“Rather than say yes to every business opportunity and deliver zero results, make no the default answer until an opportunity makes you say yes.”

Read more:

The quickest way to level up, become smarter & add value to your career in business

Join Over 17,764+ Smart & Savvy International Business Professionals

Signup for the FREE weekly newsletter: The Essential Edge.

  • Productivity & how to save your time
  • Leadership & Management
  • Business strategy
  • Selling

A weekly non-stuffy 2 minute read.

Get the FREE Report: How to Make Better Business Decisions when you sign up for the Essential Edge newsletter.

Essential Edge Step 1 optin

The Essential Edge is brought to you by Ethan Hathaway, the world’s premier Learning as a Service (In-Person & Online Training) Provider to International Business Professionals.

Scroll to Top