In a recent newsletter, I provided a short list of what to say no to this year. Here are a few more tips and how and why it’s ok to say no:

Saying “no” is a part of being a working professional. But there is a right way to do it: Make the reason for your rejection known and, if you can, offer a solution or alternative. That way, you don’t have to sacrifice on the quality of your work or over-schedule yourself. Everyone involved knows what to expect and you’ll be viewed as a resource.

Remember that your self-worth does not depend on how much you do for other people.

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