Relax – Just say no

Please don't add any more. I'm burning up already.

Deadlines. Special requests. Account payables. Favors.

It can be overwhelming at times.

And you still have customers to take care of.

You do know it’s okay to say no, right? Prioritizing requests and organizing your regular duties may mean you have to turn down special requests from the outside.

Don’t get me wrong. If your boss has a special request, it would be in your best interest to ¬†get it done.

But if you’re overwhelmed, it would also be wise to let your boss know your situation.

Open communication is a stronger attribute than taking on too much work and completing none of it.

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4 Responses to Relax – Just say no

  1. Patty Hebert says:

    An occasional No works for motherhood as well.

    • David says:

      Ther were days when I would come home from work and one of the kids would be crying. I asked my wife if she said NO to them.

  2. Patty Hebert says:

    Today I said no to picking up from school. It was sunny. We live close enough to walk. And I needed to use the sunshine and time to get my motorcycle inspected. Imagine that: I did something for mommy.

  3. Jeff Noel says:

    David, my personal “quality standards” have been identified, defined and prioritized. The number one business need I have is “simplicity” – which is heavily defined as learning how to say no.

    It’s a work in progress…

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