Larsen’s Words That Work GREAT! “You Have No Idea…”

The fact is that I cannot say “yes” to every request that comes my way.  It’s also clear that how I decline a person’s request is extremely important.  Here’s a way to say “no” that is absolutely magical.

“You have no idea how much I wish I could…”

  • Help you out
  • Give you want you need
  • Say yes to your request

A reminder:

  • You have to mean it!
  • Make certain that you have listened attentively to the entirety of their request – BEFORE you say these golden words.

From your HAPPY motivational speaker, Linda Larsen, who has had these words work beautifully on her


Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. Great advice Linda! I also finally learned that I’m allowed to say “no” without giving a reason. I used to spend hours coming up with a good excuse. Finally I realized that I don’t owe them one. And giving them one will only allow for them to object to the excuse. So now I just say “Thank you, but I won’t be able to help.” And after reading your post, I’m not going to add your words too. Awesome.

  2. That’s such a huge lesson in itself, isn’t it?  Allowing yourself to say “no” to some request so we don’t hurt their feelings.  Great advice Linda!  Now, will you help me with this blog thing? :)

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