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You Can't Do Everything, So Stop Trying!

Knowing when to "Just Say No"!

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This story appears in the June 1999 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

Is it easier for you to say yes when a client or associate asks you for a favor? If so, now is the time to realize you can't do everything. Face it--there are only so many hours in a day, and if you don't say no at some point, you'll never get ahead (or any sleep!).

1. Be selfish with your time. When you say yes to one thing, often you'll have to say no to something more enjoyable. Look at your schedule and determine whether you really have time to tackle one more project. If not, be honest, be direct. Say no.

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