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When to say NO to an opportunity


Ruslan Galba - September 2, 2019 - 0 comments

When to say NO to an opportunity

Not every opportunity is for you

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Learn when to say no, and why it’s critical for your success.

As Eric Thomas said «Just because there’s an opportunity, doesn’t mean it’s for you». It’s not about taking all of the opportunities, it’s about choosing the RIGHT opportunities.

Below are three reasons why you should be selective about which opportunities you take.

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When the long-term cost is more than the short-term gain. This type of opportunity may pay well and look great on the surface, but in the long game, it costs you more. Maybe this job has great pay but it’s surrounded with terrible leadership. Maybe it has all of the perks (unlimited vacations, Beer Fridays, Game rooms) but the career upside is non-existent. Be mindful of both long-term and short-term outlooks.

When the long-term cost is more than the short-term gain

This type of opportunity may pay well and look great on the surface, but in the long game, it costs you more. Maybe this job has great pay but it’s surrounded with terrible leadership. Maybe it has all of the perks (unlimited vacations, Beer Fridays, Game rooms) but the career upside is non-existent. Be mindful of both long-term and short-term outlooks.

When you’re already stretched too thin.  If you’re feeling the anxiety about time constraints when you’re making the pitch, you may just want to hold off, or at least build in a health buffer and try to push the start date out a few weeks.  Stretching yourself too thin does no one any favors. You’ll wind up hurting that client relationship and damaging your brand in the process.

When you’re already stretched too thin

If you’re feeling the anxiety about time constraints when you’re making the pitch, you may just want to hold off, or at least build in a health buffer and try to push the start date out a few weeks.

Stretching yourself too thin does no one any favors. You’ll wind up hurting that client relationship and damaging your brand in the process.

When the job doesn’t excite you.  If you take a gig solely for the money, you’ll wind up regretting it after a couple of months when the allure of the big payday wears off.  Take on jobs that align with your values or for people you admire. It will help you stay on track when you get bogged down.

When the job doesn’t excite you

If you take a gig solely for the money, you’ll wind up regretting it after a couple of months when the allure of the big payday wears off.

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