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Knowing When to Say No!

In our fast paced world, it is easy to be and feel stuck in overdrive and BUSY all the time.  We are often involved in multiple activities, with multiple organizations, have multiple duties and responsibilities and multi-task to pull it all off.  STOP!  It is easy to get overwhelmed by all these competing requirements.  And, what’s worse, more and more responsibilities come your way everyday.

Your life feels like it’s spinning out of control.  Time to get off this high-speed merry-go-round on steroids.  But how do you do it?  Where do you start?  The first place to start is by learning to use one of the smallest and most powerful words in the English language – NO!

You are a kind-hearted person, always willing to help others and never wanting to deny a request for help.  Sometimes your good natured, kind-hearted and thoughtfulness cause you to over extend yourself.  Does this sound like you?  Have you noticed the qualify of your work and production start to falloff, just a bit?

Could just be that you’re spread too thin.  Research has shown that multi-tasking was just an urban myth anyway.   As it turns out, multi-tasking was overrated and none of us can really do it.  Seems we were only kidding ourselves all this time.

When “your plate is full and you’re feeling a little overwhelmed” might be a really good time to say NO!  At first, it might feel like you’re being a bit selfish by saying NO.  Trust me, you are not.  Learn to say NO to things that don’t advance your business.  Learn to say NO to interruptions and distractions throughout the day.  Learn to embrace the awesome power of NO!



See you on the high ground! 


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