A Positive NO!

Posted by Nicki Peasley Share Your Voice


Harvard Business Review blogger Tony Schwarz shares his perspective on our culture's addiction to "yes."  "Saying yes feels safer, avoids conflict, and takes less time than PAUSING to decide if a request is truly important."  The key is in the pause.    Without it, we almost certainly default to "yes."

Schwarz offers 4 practices that prompt us us step off the treadmill of life and prioritize-- creating space to step into our "no's" with conviction. 

1)  Build rituals (like turning off the computer on the weekends) and schedule think time.

2) Every evening, define your priorities for the following day.

3)  Do the most important thing first thing in the morning when you are most focussed.

4) Take frequent breaks in your day.... to reflect.

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Small Nicki Peasley I am the CEO of my home, managing a team consisting of a 40 year old, an 11 year old, an 8 year old, and a 6 year old. In my spare time, I am the YOUth development director for Bounce, writing curriculums and working (playing and learning) with elementary and middle school youth.


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