Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ways to say "No" in professional situations

Literary historian P. Gabrielle Foreman has this list. Wish I knew this many ways ten years ago!


Debbie Parker Wayne, Certified Genealogist® said...

A great reminder, Harold. One of the best pieces of advice I got when I received my certification was about how to be OK with saying no without guilt. I learned to track all my commitments and estimate the time each needs. When you lay that into a calendar, allot time to sleep and do other necessary things, you see how much time is available, or not, to take on new projects. Just saying, "No, I do not have time to take that on" is perfectly acceptable. Friends should understand that we cannot do everything we are asked to do.

Harold Henderson said...

Debbie --

I like the methodology! I had to call upon friends to serve as Overcommitment Police!