When saying “no” is really saying a “yes” to a great friendship!
I realize this sounds hard-hearted and clinical.
In fact, taking this hardline approach when asked to fill a position/volunteer/take over a project/assume the role someone else dropped…helps me to bring more heart and passion to my primary responsibilities.
Since we’re all given 24 hours in a day, it isn’t a difficult chore to estimate how much free time we have after our basic responsibilities have been fulfilled.
Which leaves a pretty narrow margin for:
after work/extra work tasks
You get the picture.
It’s easier to politely say, “No,” when…
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