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Receiving a “No” Eloquently Builds Higher Self-Esteem – Week 7

09 July 2015

Over the past few weeks we have discussed, learning how to say NO, learning when to say YES which leads us nicely into this week’s post……. “How to eloquently receive a NO.”

A lot of women have trouble coping when someone says no to them. They take it personally, especially if the “no” comes to them on a professional basis – from asking for a promotion or in a sales environment.

But you can view a “no” as an opportunity to grow. Remember, we will always learn more from a perceived negative situation than we ever will from a positive situation.

It's a great step to truly "Love Yourself", become your own best friend and create high self-esteem.

Also, when we take things personally we can waste a lot of time and energy worrying about it as opposed to quickly asking ourselves, “What am I meant to learn here, how can I grow from this experience?”

The Value of a Receiving a ‘No’

A couple of things to think about when you receive your next NO are:

·         A NO helps us remain humble and grow.

·         See a NO as an opportunity to expand and heal. As it integrates inside of you, then you’ll get to share with others so we all grow and evolve.

·         Receive the NO with elegance. Be elegant – don’t get depressed or mad or shut down or run away. Elegance is to tenderly and humbly and somewhat joyously be in the moment.

·         The No allows for an opportunity for many YES’s based on synchronicity, based on You getting WISER, and then everything in your life aligns even more.

Also if you are receiving a lot of ‘No” here is a great affirmation you may like to adopt;

 “I am building my self-esteem and I acknowledge my self-worth; I am confident in who I am and who I am becoming. I know any obstacle placed in my way is there so I may continually grow.”

Until next week…………..

With Gratitude and Joy

Karen Chaston

For earlier posts in Karen’s Creating High Self Esteem Series please visit:

Creating High Self Esteem – Week 1

Building High Self Esteem – Week 2

Continuing on our Journey to High Self Esteem – Week 3

Fueling Yourself Towards High Self Esteem – Week 4

Say NO Build Higher Self Esteem – Week 5

Say Yes and Create Higher Self Esteem – Week 6

About the Author

Karen Chaston: “Inspiring Women to Empower All Areas of Life is a wife, mother, author, speaker, radio host, former CFO publicly listed company, BraveHeart Women Resonator.

Surprisingly, it took her son’s death for her to become more aware, grateful, healthier, energised and live in my Essence

Karen now inspires women to become their own best friend and live in their Essence.

Creating more “conscious entrepreneurs”; who allow heart and soul, as well knowledge and expertise, to guide their businesses. Karen will guide your female colleagues away from burnout, exhaustion and competition towards inspired, motivated and collaborative employees who’ll have a CEO focused mind-set. A win-win for all!!