Failure To Say No


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One of the main roadblocks we can face when trying to achieve more, is the failure or inability to say no, which can lead to overwhelm and a lack of momentum. In this week's show, Nick tells you why the key to productivity might be to say no more often...


  • Many do much work on building the plan, the process and the strategy. But we must recognise that the real key to success is in the outcome.
  • When we become overwhelmed, it makes identifying the next logical step forward that much more difficult. We have to focus on the tasks that move us forward and say no to the ones that stop our momentum.
  • The difference between successful people and VERY successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.
  • There is always one task you can do first, which will allow the others in your life to be successfully completed more effectively


'Develop an amazing ability to say no'

'If we don't focus, we get ourselves into a position of overwhelm'

'That creates a cycle which allows you to iterate, improve and go on'


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His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield.

Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.

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