It occurred to me some years back that to have wealth, I needed to be able to say no to people. My experience has been the ‘takers’ out there are happy to relieve you of your wealth.
At that time, I consciously started practicing saying no. It became fun and felt empowering. I have said no to people who stopped talking to me and stopped interacting with me. That was my biggest fear, that I would lose them as friends. My biggest learning was that they never were friends really and this left me free to move on to truer friends.
The courage to say no and risk what happened next, came out of being tired of the way things were going and feeling determined to grow in healthy ways.
I think it happens naturally as a byproduct of listening to yourself and taking care of yourself.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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