Want To Be More Productive? Just Say No
Once you are clear with what's important saying "NO" becomes much easier.
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Want To Be More Productive? Just Say No

Want To Be More Productive? Just Say No

“NO” is the most powerful productivity tool ever!  As the new year is upon us, with all our new goals and aspirations, it is easy to get caught up in the vortex of hoarding opportunities.  With the myriad of information and prospective “things” we can do with our time, money, and energy staying focused is … hard.

To effectively evaluate if you should say “YES,” getting clear about what is important is critical.  (Check out my 10 Minute Goal Setting Blog Post if you need some direction with this.) Remember, that when you say “YES” to one thing you are saying “NO” to something else.  Your resources are not endless!  Filter questions include:

  • If I say YES to this opportunity, what will I be saying NO to?
  • Will saying YES help me achieve something valuable, useful, or important?
  • Will saying NO be a relief?

Once you are clear with what’s important saying “NO” becomes much easier.

2 Comments
  • Tiffany Lynn Lepp
    Posted at 21:06h, 08 January Reply

    Ellen, you are so right. Saying “NO” is the most powerful productivity tool!

    As you might recall, when we went through our coach training one of the exercises was to identify our five values.

    Ever since then, one of my filter questions has been, “Is this opportunity inline with my values?” This has really helped me keep my focus.

  • Ellen Faye
    Posted at 19:19h, 10 January Reply

    Thanks for sharing this perspective Tiffany. You’re right. This isn’t just about goals, it’s about one’s values and how you want to be in this world. Great comment and so good to hear from you.

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