In my experience, nice people have a hard time with this
However, we all know people who will take full advantage of someone who has a hard time saying no.
The nicer of us know them well, because they are taking full advantage right now.
There is a full template of emails available to you that you can customize that say ‘no’ in an effective, professional and kind manner.
Such as this one ….
Thanks for thinking of me for [project]. However, I’m going to have to turn this down.
I want to ensure I continue to do my best with my existing workload and my plate’s a little too full for me to be able to take this on right now.
Sorry I can’t be of more help!
All the way to the simple and direct to the point….please leave us alone
I really don’t have a problem saying no…I have a problem saying no kindly….
Here’s the link…