Usually, I encourage saying “Yes.” Yes means more opportunity. It means stretching yourself.
But today, I’m pushing “No.”
No, I’m sorry I can’t add that to my plate.
No, I can’t squeeze in that conference call today.
No, I can’t write a testimonial for you.
No, I will not be able to run that errand for you.
No, tonight, I’m not making dinner or doing the dishes.
No, I can’t take the garbage out.
No, today is a day that I can’t go the extra mile for you. Maybe Monday. Not today.
It’s Friday! Have fun. Say no. Next week you’ll feel better about saying yes.