Learning to say no

For my health and sanity, I need to learn to say no. Starting with big things is too hard, so here are a few easy places I’ll start.

Kristen Lamb posted recently on the importance of saying no. In essence, you need to say no to the wrong things in order to have time to say yes to the right things.

It’s possible Kristen is a genius.

However, recognising the value of her advice is not the same as being able to take it.

If you’re anything like me, saying no is hard.

So I’ve decided to practice. There are lots of big things I ought to say no to–projects at work that I don’t have time for, one more deep fried chicken wing…

But I wouldn’t want to start with anything too hard, so today I’m going to come up with a few practice nos.

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Ten things I should have done before I turned 30

I accomplished a few things by the time I turned 30, but it turns out they were the wrong things. Here’s what I should have done instead.

Recently I saw a tweet by @obviousplant_ listing 20 things to do before you turn 30. Some of the items were great. “Release the kraken” was my favourite.

I decided to write my own list, and this is it.

In the interests of full disclosure, I should say that all the things I will achieve by the time I’m 30 I’ve already done.

There are some, honest.

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