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Start your 2021 with a NO

Happy New Year guys, as we begin this new year with loads of positivity and hope, we need to get our priorities straight. Yep and that means, creating time to get the work done that we want to.


So, how do you create time for yourself- simply by saying lots of No!

NO when it isnt valuable for you.

NO when you don't want to do it

NO when it doesn't align with your goals

And NO because you want to say NO.




This means prepping yourself to stop being a people pleaser and stop taking up more just because you cant say no.


1. This also means knowing your goals. Aligning yourself and your time to your goals is essential, you can only do so much in a year or hmmmm.... 24 hours. By taking on additional work, assignments or helping others also means sacrificing your own time.


2. Keeping the focus, needs time to prime yourself for it by keeping yourself motivated, giving yourself the time you need to learn those extra skills and also time to relax and rest.


Now saying YES leads you to compromise on quality, timeline and the guilt of not being able to do your job or reach your goals effectively. Now if thats not enough reason to say a NO, I dont know what it is.


If 2020 has taught us anything, its to be mindful of the fact that we are lucky to have survived the year...so unless we are using our time wisely and mindfully I doubt we are being thankful for 2021.


So, how do you say a NO?

  1. Being honest- politely telling that you are caught up in other projects, .

  2. Refer your replacement/alternative- refer your friends with similar profile and interest and may be that will be a great opportunity for them.

  3. You don't need to apologise- saying no is perfectly okay.


So, what do you think, can you say a NO?

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