Sticky Situations
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Sticky Situations

Word-For-Word Scripts You Can Use To Get Out Of Almost Any Situation

About the Book

This is a book in progress! Every time I get a new sticky puzzle from a friend, I copy out my answer and add it to this book. When I have the first 10 different situations, I'll publish the first draft of the book and you can read it and let me know what you think. I'll keep adding new scripts each time I solve a puzzle for a friend, and you get to read every new version as it comes out. I'll send you a note when I get new ones and you get every copy of this book as it gets published, in real time, while I make it.

About the Author

Sarah K Peck
Sarah K Peck

Sarah K Peck is a writer, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, a media company telling stories about women in leadership across both work and family. She is the host of the weekly Startup Pregnant podcast, a show that does in-depth interviews with female founders and entrepreneurs. Previously, she worked at Y Combinator backed One Month, Inc, a company that teaches people to code in 30 days, and prior, as a writing and communications consultant. She’s a 20-time All-American swimmer who successfully swam the Escape from Alcatraz nine separate times, once wearing only a swim cap and goggles to raise $33k for charity: water. To date, she’s written for more than 75 different web publications and and has delivered speeches and workshops at Penn, UVA, Berkeley, Harvard, Year of the X, Craft & Commerce, WDS, and more. One recent viral essay, The Art of Asking, has been used across tech companies and product teams to train teams in clear communications. She’s currently writing a memoir of her experience working in the tech startup world while she was pregnant with her first kid.

Sarah K Peck

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Table of Contents

    • Why is communication so hard?
    • Bumping into someone you don’t like
    • When the joke isn’t funny
    • Advice you don’t want or need
    • Giving them the code
  • 3: SAYING NO
    • Social norms and inner knowing
    • The power of saying no
    • Saying no is often about making hard decisions
    • How to practice saying no
    • A simple and clear no
    • Do not make any excuses
    • Feeling overwhelmed by it all
    • Take a season to say no
    • When you’ve overcommitted and feel slammed
    • Getting out of things you’ve said yes to
    • When you keep not getting the most important things done
    • Reframe the scope of what you’re saying no to
    • Saying no to meeting people for coffee
    • When people want to pick your brain
    • Putting a request in motion
    • Remembering human psychology

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