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Great Resources for Veterans

We want to thank all of the military veterans out there, for the safety of our Country. Now we want to give back to you. Did you know that there are several resources available to you, if you are looking to begin a new adventure, as either an entreprenuer or small business owner? Below is a partial resource listing:

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Manage: Reduce Your Workload
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Learn How to Say “NO”

Too much to do. Too little time.

If you find yourself always taking on more than you can handle, you probably have a problem with saying no. It makes you feel guilty, right? But when you say yes when you wanted to say no, that makes you feel worse.

When someone is looking for help, they’re going to call the first “yes” they think they can get. They call you because you’ve established the reputation of being that easy “yes.” Here’s how to turn that around.

The next time you get asked to help, and you know you don’t have time, don’t just say no. Learn how to say it without the guilt. Take these four steps:

  1. Acknowledge the request, as if you would like to help.
  2. Say “No,” and maintain a pleasant facial expression, even if it’s on the phone.
  3. End your response with something positive and upbeat.
  4. Remove yourself from the situation.

Instead of: “No, I can’t do it.” (This will make you feel guilty.)

Try this: “What a great idea! Unfortunately, I don’t have the extra time to devote to such a worthwhile cause. I wish you the best with this and hope you’ll let me know how it turns out!” more…

I'm a productivity and technology speaker, trainer, author, and consultant. I own The Digital Breakthroughs Institute in Atlanta GA.

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