By Deepak Sawhney (India)

There is nothing in this world which can make us say “Yes” when we want to say “No”. Yet when someone approaches us with a request, some of us end up saying yes only to regret it later.

What is it that we regret and why do we really regret it later? There are multiple reasons for it. Let us not go there, as yet.  It is simply because we will regret, fret and resolve not to do it again but yet again go back to saying yes when we want to say no.

We should rather be looking at the solution to this challenge through reflection & a series of questions. These questions and some more insights came to me after observing a coaching session. This coaching session happened in one of my coach training programs at an IT healthcare company. I am sharing a part of the conversation. Some questions have not been documented here for the sake of keeping it short and highlighting the point.

Source: iCN Issue 14 vol.2  (Marketing for Coaches); pages 49-50

About Deepak Sawhney

Deepak Sawhney is an Executive Coach & Co-Founder of Anaptyxi People Consult Pvt. Limited – A Coaching, Consulting & Training Company.

Deepak is a senior professional with the background of rich experience of 25+ years in profit centre & national roles in Sales, Marketing & Training, learning & development. He has been trained by Dr Marshall Goldsmith, considered world’s no. 1 Executive Coach, which motivated and inspired him to take up coaching. He started off, while working in one the leading BFSI Company, as an Internal Coach in 2010 to CXOs & Business & Departmental heads. Later Deepak took up successfully a Coach Certification program with the Results Coaches System. Since 2013 he has been operating as an independent coach. He has worked on assignments with Directors/CXOs, VPs & Senior Professionals from BFSI, Manufacturing, Services, Consulting & BPO industry. He has coached people on Leadership competencies, executive presence, Conflict management, Interpersonal Relationships, Work Life Balance, Business & revenue growth.