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The Life-Changing Power of Saying No

by D'Arcy Benincosa

The Life-Changing Power of Saying No with Rhiannon Bosse and D'Arcy Benincosa on the Play It Brave Podcast

One thing I’ve come to accept over the past decade? Some people think I’m kinda mean.

Yup!

In fact, I’ve worked hard at it. It may sound silly right off the bat, but let me explain…

Ten years ago, I realized I was sinking SO much time saying yes to things I didn’t really have time for.

Saying “yes” to favors or gigs and giving away so much of my time because I was afraid that if I said “No” they would think I was rude, unfriendly, and hoity-toity. It felt so much easier to say “yes” than to say “no” or “actually, that’ll cost more.” I just couldn’t deal with the raised eyebrows that would come my way if I spoke my truth. 

When I started honoring my time and intuition, I had a few people believe that I was being difficult, mean, or high maintenance. Fear based behavior sounds a lot like this: 

“What will people think of me?”

“What if I hurt their feelings?”

“What if they tell other people that I’m mean and they all misunderstand me?”

“What if they don’t like me anymore?”

When you’re just doing you, unapologetically, you set your own boundaries. The best part of that, is that you start respecting the boundaries that other people set for themselves, too. It’s such a win-win, because you show up to every relationship authentically and resentment free. 

You have sexy boundaries and you know it.

On today’s episode of the Play It Brave podcast, we’re talking with our badass guest Rhiannon Bosse about the power of that one little magic word- and it’s not “please.”

It’s “no.”

Rhiannon Bosse was a wedding planner who chose to honor her next season of life by retiring from the hustle and bustle of the events industry. She’s here today to give us her biggest takeaways when it comes to the radical act of self love that is BOUNDARIES. 

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Here’s just a few key insights from this week’s episode with Rhiannon that are rocking my world… Listen to the episode for more! 

  • There are seasons to life and it’s ok to pivot. 
  • Thinking ahead to what you’ll want in future seasons is a great way to guide your decision making NOW.
  • The universe will allow things to happen for you when you give yourself that space to lean into it.
  • Saying no doesn’t always burn bridges like you may be telling yourself in your head.
  • Your value isn’t wrapped up into what people think of you.
  • It’s really easy to get sucked into what our industry standards are as far as the right and wrong way to be doing things. The truth is that everyone’s “best” way is going to look different, and when you accept that you allow your own intuition to guide your decisions.
  • Keeping a “Success Manifesto” at the forefront of your mind every day is a great way to remind yourself what your idea of success looks like, keep your expectations in check, and make your goals really clear.
  • Carve out space in your life to enjoy the simple gifts that are presently right in front of you, instead of always focusing on the next big thing.
  • We get to define our lives through our decision making. Let your intuition guide those decisions.

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