Saying No Creates Space and Makes Room for Saying Yes

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Sometimes saying no is necessary…

Saying no is often seen as something negative, but I’d like to reframe it for you today.

In reality, saying no is a powerful time tool that gives you room to explore and realize your goals.

Why is saying no powerful?

Well, finding time for the things that matter most is always a matter of giving yourself space and time to follow through on your priorities.

I like to use the metaphor of a basket to help visualize your time.  When your basket is full to the brim, adding one more thing will topple some of the contents onto the floor.

Because time is finite and concrete, finding time is nearly always a matter of saying no to one thing, in order to say yes to another. 

What falls out?

If you don’t make a conscious choice about what you say yes and no to, circumstances will dictate that choice for you.  Things will haphazardly fall by the wayside, and your priorities will be lost as you fall into a reactive stance, entirely at the whim of whatever presents itself.

Needless to say, your stress level will skyrocket, and your productivity will plummet.

But, you can do things differently…

The good news is that there is another way.

It involves learning to use time boundaries to regain control of your time and your life.

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a skill that makes everything else in your life possible. When you create a boundary by saying no to a request or a distraction, or even a task that you don’t have time for right now, you are creating space to accomplish something of higher priority.

You are choosing to reduce your stress and enhance your productivity. Your ability to say no might seem negative but it’s actually one of the most positive skills in your time management toolbox.

And here’s more help with the power you hold…

“Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” gently steers you to a more profound understanding of where and how your boundary-setting efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you establish the boundaries you need to unlock the door to your freedom. Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable and definitely within your reach. And the strategies, tips and exercises in “Your Secret Power” help you discover how to:

  • Set and maintain boundaries to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes.

Ready to start using boundaries to maximize your time and energy? Click the link below to learn more about this transformative time tool and the bonuses that come with it:

Let’s explore time together…

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