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What you need to do before you can say NO

What you need to do before you can say NO

Today we are talking about what you need to do FIRST before you can start setting boundaries and saying NO.

You may be finding yourself agreeing to do things for other people and then suffering from it as there is just not enough time to do the things that are on your own to-do list and the things that are important to you. You find yourself overcommitting yourself and then overworking yourself.

You want to say NO to new projects and engagements but it is very difficult to say NO, especially to a friend or a colleague when they are asking for help: you simply feel guilty to say NO and end up saying YES when you don’t want to.

In this video I help you to start saying NO and setting boundaries. I share with you ONE THING that you need to start doing first before you can start saying NO.

Watch this video to find out what it is and experience a relief that comes with taking control over your time.

In the comments below, please share your difficulties around saying NO and how the strategy in the above video helped you to start setting boundaries and saying NO.

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An unpleasant side of the success

An unpleasant side of the success

Let’s talk about success today! There is one thing that largely contributes to the success that seems particularly unpleasant to me! The chances are that you don’t like it either! Watch this video to find out what it is and hear two ways to deal with it and make it a bit more pleasant. ToContinue Reading

The power of positive affirmations

The power of positive affirmations

Earlier this month it was the 90th birthday of Louise Hay, the founder of the self-help movement and the concept of positive affirmations. Today’s video is about what those positive affirmations are and what they are not, and how you can use them to heal your life, to become more productive, to feel better aboutContinue Reading

In Russia they don’t have this problem

In Russia they don’t have this problem

I’ve just given a productivity talk at the Physics school in Russia, talking about how to overcome procrastination, start writing and get your research paper done. There was quite an intense moment when during questions time the session chair looked at me and announced that I am here in the wrong place and here inContinue Reading

Are you defining success in such a way that you constantly fail?

Are you defining success in such a way that you constantly fail?

Today we are talking about success, how you define it and the feeling you have as you go throughout your work and life. Is there a feeling of overwhelm and frustration? Do you constantly feel like you don’t get enough done, that you constantly do not as much as you wanted to accomplish? In today’sContinue Reading