Welcome to the Mentoring Minute™ series. Each week, I’ll answer a reader question and provide at least one great idea on succeeding at work, winning at life, and enjoying it.
Do you wonder if you’ve taken on too many projects at work, home, in your community – or all of them combined?
It’s flattering when new opportunities or requests for help come your way. It says a lot of good things about you – But saying YES too often can leave you feeling anxious and resentful. Many of us struggle to decide which of the opportunities to take on and when to say no.
This week’s Mentoring Minute™ and blog post shares six effective ways to consider your options. These strategies help give you peace and confidence in determining whether your answer should be yes or no.
Mentoring Minute – How To Say Yes Or No With Confidence
Many capable, talented, professional leaders and aspiring leaders have emailed me lately about this dilemma. Here’s a classic example many of us can relate to:
“Folks see me organized, desk orderly, available for lunch, to walk around the block or discuss creative ideas and then request that I work on additional tasks, help with projects, research information – and I say “Yes!” because it makes me feel valuable, like an asset, helpful – a team player. I’m starting to feel bitterness toward those people and falling back into old habits, so I have an excuse to say “No”, which is leading to those feelings associated with stress… It’s a vicious cycle!”
To learn more, be sure to check out this week’s blog post, How to Say Yes or No With Confidence (The Blueprint for Quick Decision Making)