Please Stop Saying Busy

How many times have people told you you’re busy? It’s like teeing up boring small talk, isn’t it? Would you like people to stop telling you how busy they are too? Leave a comment below and I’ll respond.

If you’re always complaining about being busy, beware, it can hurt your personal brand and therefore, it’s best to stop telling people you’re busy.

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In this episode:

  • The five reasons why you need to stop telling people you’re busy.
  • How saying you’re busy puts up a barrier to connections.
  • What to say instead of saying you’re busy.
  • Why you get annoying advice from friends about how busy you are.

Key takeaways:

  • Stop teeing people up to give you annoying advice like “slow down” or “you need to relax”
  • Complaining about how busy you are hurts client relationships and can stop referrals from happening.
  • Everyone is busy, choose something more interesting to say such as, “I’m really excited about a project I’m working on.”

Check out Allison’s books:

Married My Mom Birthed A Dog: How to be Resilient When Life Sucks


From Business Cards to Business Relationships: Personal Branding and Profitable Networking Made Easy

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Welcome! I'm Allison Graham

Let’s face it – life is tough enough without having behaviour patterns that make life harder than it needs to be! 

That’s why I’m obsessed with finding ways to make the human experience easier by offering strategies for problem solving, dealing with chronic pain, leveraging empowering stress, and stopping patterns that create destructive stress. 

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