The importance of saying ‘no’

Posted on: July 3rd, 2023 in Mindset by Pat Mesiti | 5 Comments

Do you tend to say ‘yes’ a lot?

Most of us are people pleasers and tend to avoid saying ‘no’.

But sometimes, saying ‘no’ can be very powerful for many reasons.

I explain why in this week’s video and share a few tips on how to learn to say ‘no’.

Yours in Prosperity,

Pat Mesiti


Pat Mesiti is a best-selling author, coach and educator in the area of personal development. Having built some of Australia’s largest people-driven organisations, Pat understands the power of harnessing human potential. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s great business minds and has sold over millions of copies of his books and materials.


  1. Larry Finn says:

    Great life lesson .
    Wish i had learned to say no more often when i was younger .

  2. Pamela Maxwell says:

    Wow look at the huge impact one litle word “No” can have on our lives, negative or positive.
    If you can’t say “No” to something then your “Yes” is never a true Yes!

  3. Val Elson says:

    Great lesson. I was a people pleaser so often, but now I am empowering myself and taking time to think before I respond. Thanks Pat.

  4. Vanessa Fernandes says:

    Yes, the power of no. A great message.

    As a younger person, I always thought I needed to comply with all the requests asked of me, even if it didn’t leave me in a good position with for example my family, studies and etc.

    I have become better at saying things like give me some time to think about it and no, other times.

    It’s a great reminder, A ‘no’ for now that can still change to a yes later ????

    Thanks Pat!!!

    • Pat Mesiti says:

      Keep rockin’ that “no” when you need to, and always remember that you have the power to shape your own destiny. Trust yourself, stay focused, and never be afraid to put yourself first.

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